Brenden Aaronson

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by OWN(yewu)ED, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    intermountain west
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He needed that word to slam Wes one more time. Real piece of work.
     
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  2. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Yeah. I don’t perceive Wes as the least bit insecure.
     
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  3. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    The post I was replying to refered to Pulisic and Reyna as alphas who are uneasy about it. I weighed in with my opinion that McKennie is the only player who seems uneasy. Why can anybody around here say anything they like about players but if I say the same thing they go bananas?
     
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  4. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    intermountain west
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    sure but what about those shoes? Klown like, no?
     
  5. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    What's with the klown obsession? This is the second time you refer to it today. We heard you the first time. What's the repetition for?
     
  6. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    intermountain west
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You spend extra efforts in posts not related to Wes to call him names, etc. Did he take your girlfriend? Your agenda is clear and everyone seems to get it. Yet you persist.

    Suggesting he is 'uneasy' is indeed your opinion. But then again you try hard to find fault in one of our top players.

    Suggesting he may not be a lock starter all the time is great. Hard to argue against. You go overboard in your efforts to get there IMO.
     
  7. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    intermountain west
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    re: Klown shoes McKennie or whatever you called him a while back in another of your posts.
     
  8. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The context was about starters, not the 26-man roster. If Aaronson is healthy there's zero doubt he makes the final roster.
     
  9. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriously? You can't remember CP scoring a header? Let me help. :ROFLMAO:
    Start at the 5:20 mark.

     
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  10. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The topic is Aaronson starting and pushing Reyna at 6'1 to CF.
    Pulisic is great and all, but do you want a 5'8 CF?
     
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  11. Ray Shoesmith

    Ray Shoesmith Member+

    Valencia
    United States
    Nov 14, 2021
    Don‘t worry, Hoppe, Pefok, Dike, etc can score a goal or two and the constant, relentless GB brasher will have a lot more to hang his hat on.

    At least I‘ve made him have to seem like he is being reasonable.

    There is still only one agenda. Still transparent. Still clear.

    How‘s John Brooks doing? Stupid GB. He only sees what almost every coach in Europe sees.

    What a dope.
     
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  12. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right you are, my bad! Poor reading/concentration on a lazy Saturday.
     
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  13. munovalente

    munovalente Member

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    United States
    Mar 29, 2021
    Not saying I want Pulisic to play CF, but he isn't much smaller than Jesus Ferriera and has played that more professionally than Reyna has.
     
  14. Yowza

    Yowza Member

    DC United
    United States
    Oct 23, 2019
    Arlington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, size isn't the thing. Personally, I think Pulisic doesn't get enough touches as it is and playing up top won't help that.
    Aaronson is the guy if we want a false 9. He's one of the best pressing players in the world, seriously. So check the hell out of that box. He has a nose for goal, little bit Dempsey without the tricky feet, check that box. And dammit it gets one of your best players on the field at the expense of one of your weaker players.
    I've cracked it!
     
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  15. Mahtzo1

    Mahtzo1 Member+

    Jan 15, 2007
    So Cal
    #190 Mahtzo1, Aug 5, 2022
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2022
    I hope you are right!

    I don't think many will agree with you but Aaronson has done a great job at exceeding expectations. Based on his trajectory, I definitely won't rule it out.
     
  16. FTGOTC

    FTGOTC Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    What a debut for the lad.
    Caused a turnover that led to the first goal.
    Had the second goal (the OG call is egregious).
    The supporters on Leeds forums are saying he’s the MOTM.
    An absolutely fabulous first shift.
     
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  17. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Indeed, it's pretty hard to have a much better Premier League debut than Aaronson had today. Leeds fans are already pretty enthused about him, and have been since pre-season.
     
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  18. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I wonder when Aaronson will appear on a Marko 72 starting xi.
     
  19. theboogeyman

    theboogeyman Member+

    Jun 21, 2010

    I completely agree about how good he is, but oddly enough I still don’t think that great play would lock him into a starting spot for the national team. His best chances would be succeeding at rw with Leeds and pushing past Weah there, or GB sticking with the midfield he used against Morocco. I actually really like what Weah brings as more of a traditional right wing though, and would prefer to see him in midfield if he’s a starter.
     
  20. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    If Aaronson keeps playing like he did this week, it will be tough to keep him out of the first 11. He was consistently dangerous in attack and still pressed relentlessly and worked back on defense. I agree with many that Weah has been very good through a lot of qualifying and provides a directness we otherwise can lack, but if Aaronson can play this well week in week out and still produce as he becomes more known, it will be tough not to get him on the field. And if he keeps getting all his time on the right wing, he is going to look like a solid option to challenge for the starting role. I think we still lack depth in some key areas and have weaknesses but if the season goes well for a few guys, the competition for starting places is going to get heated fast. And quality players are going to be left on the bench. Aaronson did his best this week to make sure he's not one of them. Still a lot of time left for others to step up and we don't know how things will look in the next several weeks. But on current evidence, Aaronson is making a strong case to not only make the squad, which I consider a given, but to start.
     
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  21. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    #196 schrutebuck, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:01 AM
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2022 at 11:07 AM
    If Aaronson continues like this, then it definitely creates a situation where I don't see any US attacker as being a lock starter in the World Cup.

    Pulisic is still the guy, but we've seen that Berhalter isn't afraid to begin a match with him on the bench. Weah has actually been the most locked attacker in the US lineup recently - but he needs a strong start with Lille this season if everybody else for the US is producing. Reyna has locked phenomenal when healthy, but I'm hesitant to use him as more than a spot starter for the US in the World Cup. I could see Morris start a match - if he makes the squad, but that's not certain; while I see Arriola as more likely to make the squad, but less likely to start a match. And if Berhalter pushes Reyna or Aaronson further away from goal, then suddenly that blows up the MMA midfield.

    My gut feeling is that the two most likely set of wingers to start for the US against Wales in the World Cup would be Pulisic and Weah or Aaronson and Weah.
     
  22. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    We might consider Aaronson for a midfield role against either or both of Wales and Iran.
     
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  23. ifsteve

    ifsteve Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Jul 7, 2013
    MS and ID
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely.

    I would look hard in September camp at a 4-4-2. I get its late in the game but its not that different than a 4-3-3. Plays to our strength and depth in the midfield.

    Pulisic Weah

    Aaronson Musah Adams McKennie

    Jedi Richards Zimm Dest

    Keeper
     
  24. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    If we're going to do that (and I'm not really a proponent), I believe it would more likely look like this:


    ---------Pulisic------Weah----------
    -------------Aaronson----------------
    ---------McK-------Musah----------
    Jedi---------Adams-----------Dest
    ---------LCB------Zim---------------
    ---------------GK----------------------

    With the width being provided by the overlapping fullbacks and MMA still operating as a central triangle.
     
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  25. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Gregg is going to have to sit CP, Reyna, Weah, Aaronson, Wes, and Musah in a room and tell them that one of them (or two if he insist on a low-scoring CF) cannot always start, and they should all get mentally prepared for that.
     

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