Andrés Perea in Colombia

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
     
  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Memphis, Tn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i thought filing a switch after playing youth tourneys for one nation allowed you to play for the "new" nations sr team, but not youth teams?
     
  4. nycfc919

    nycfc919 Member+

    Aug 17, 2015
    Another dual-nat win. Fed + Staff doing an amazing job on that front. We all of a sudden have really interesting options/depth at DCM.
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nope. A one-time switch lets you play for any team under that fed as long as you haven't played in the same tournament for another nation. Aaron Maund switched from T&T to the US to play in a U20 WC.
     
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  6. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    This kid is a player. He'll be a starter for Orlando this year, and will probably be on the move to Europe shortly. There are quite a few talented, young CM's for the USA currently. Lots of quality depth that I haven't seen since I started following the USA in 2008 upon moving there.
     
  7. eliwood

    eliwood Member+

    Jul 25, 2016
    Gregg seems like he has great people skills
     
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  8. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    He’s a former European and MLS player/coach himself. He has a lot in common with these guys.
     
  9. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    !!!!
     
  10. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    and he played in Europe where you had to fight your way. He went from a D2 team in Netherlands to a BL1 team. Gotta tip the hat to that grit.
     
  11. yurch10

    yurch10 Member+

    Feb 13, 2004
    I think that goes for a lot of coaches, but Egg is basically at another level. Not sure what his secret is (and I don't mean to diminish the efforts of the rest of the staff), but he is pushing all the right buttons.

    Never seen this kid play, but more options in the midfield can only be a good thing. Plus, another young/talented NT caliber type player will just give me more reason to flick on a random Orlando game...maybe.
     
  12. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    He's a soccer nerd. He's played in Europe, he's not egotistical (despite what people say), he seems to care about the players, he cares to put forth a vision and geek out about the little things.
     
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  13. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    ...and he was a good enough player to earn respect. Torsten Frings swatted his scrappy equalizer off the line in 2002.
     
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  14. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

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    United States
    May 12, 2019
    And to be clear, I don't think he's some kind of magical recruiter or anything. These things are always more complex than they seem, and momentum plays a giant role.

    But I can see why a lot of players would like playing for him.
     
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  15. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    We don’t see the decision-making in managing the USMNT, but I think it’s discernible that Earnie, Gregg, and Brian all have the success of the program at the fore...not unlike the collective spirit they had as players fighting for international respect.

    Should this group qualify for Qatar playing an aggressive style instituted by our 2002 warriors who notably played the most aggressive style we have ever seen the Nats play at a World Cup, it will be a moment of pride we should celebrate. Like the 2002 quarterfinal run, this would be a moment I didn’t know if I’d witness.
     

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