December 2024 /January 2025 Camp Planning and Construction

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  1. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Way too early December 2024 / January 2025 roster predictions….

    GOALKEEPERS
    1. Drake Callender, 1997, Inter Miami
    2. Patrick Schulte, 2001, Columbus Crew
    3. Roman Celentano, 2000, FC Cincinnati

    Alternate: Chris Brady, 2004, Chicago Fire
    Monitor: Zack Steffen


    Comments: There are 5 legitimate options. Safe to say, this position will be crowded. Hopefully, someone makes a case for themselves.

    RIGHT BACKS
    1. DeJuan Jones, 1997, New England Revolution
    2. Brooks Lennon, 1997, Atlanta United

    Alternate: Nathan Harriel, 2001, Philadelphia Union
    Monitor: DeAndre Yedlin, Shaq Moore, Jake Davis, Cody Baker, Michael Halliday, Reed Baker-Whiting, Cameron Harper, Bode Hidalgo


    Comments: Maybe Jones is a left back. Either way, he’s a starter. But Lennon has been the man for Atlanta United. He deserves a shot. Then, I’m between either Harriel or Davis as a future pick.

    CENTER BACKS
    1. Miles Robinson, 1997, FC Cincinnati
    2. Walker Zimmerman, 1993, Nashville SC
    3. Sean Zawadzki, 2000, Columbus Crew
    4. Jack Maher, 1999, Nashville SC

    Alternates: Jackson Ragen, 1998, Seattle Sounders; Andrew Privett, 2000, Charlotte FC
    Monitor: Matt Miazga, Ian Murphy, George Campbell, Nkosi Tafari, Aaron Long, Matai Akinbomni, Noah Cobb, Jalen Neal (injured), Justen Glad, Henry Kessler, Sean Nealis, Noahkai Banks, Tyler Hall, Brandon Craig, Kobi Henry*, Grayson Dettoni*, Stuart Hawkins, Christian Diaz, Santiago Suarez, Justin Haak, Jonathan Tomkinson*, Josh Wynder*


    Comments: Lordy, Lord. There’s Miles. There’s Walker. And then, there’s who? Anyone else who makes the roster should ideally be a 1999 or younger, unless they’re just a stud, and ideally, even younger than that, due to the fact, we need to start searching for 2030 options now and not later. So much so, if Noah Cobb locks down a spot for Atlanta, I would probably consider him a lock.

    LEFT BACKS
    1. John Tolkin, 2002, New York Red Bulls
    2. Caleb Wiley, 2004, Atlanta United

    Alternate: Sam Vines, 1999, Colorado Rapids
    Monitor: Jonathan Dean, Nolan Norris,Tahir Reid-Brown, Christian McFarlane (England dual), Marco Farfan, John Nelson, Will Sands, Andrew Gutman, Peyton Miller, Devin Padelford, Noah Allen


    Comments: Unless they go abroad, it would be a sin to not include Tolkin and Wiley. So much so, Jones can play on the right. Behind them, maybe Vines could play himself in? I still like Noah Allen too. So we should be okay here.

    MIDFIELDERS
    1. Aidan Morris, 2001, Columbus Crew
    2. James Sands, 2000, New York City FC
    3. Jack McGlynn, 2003, Philadelphia Union
    4. Josh Atencio, 2002, Seattle Sounders

    Alternates: Kellyn Acosta, 1995, Chicago Fire, Union; Obed Vargas, 2005, Seattle Sounders
    Monitor: Tim Tillman, Cole Bassett, Daniel Edelman, Owen Wolff, Danny Leyva, Cruz Medina, Noel Buck (England, dual), Cristian Roldan, Miguel Perez, Pedro Soma*, Taha Habroune, Adrian Gill* (injured), Sergio Oregel, Javier Casas, Matthew Corcoran


    Comments: I really thought about including Acosta, and I could see Berhalter including Acosta, but I think we need to stick with the young bloods. Morris and Sands deserve a shot. McGlynn shouldn’t be ignored if we can help it. Atencio is playing himself in. And there are still some other decent options to try out. No need to call in what we already know what we have. Let’s see if someone else steps up.

    ATTACKERS
    1. Brian Gutierrez
    2. Quinn Sullivan
    3. Esmir Bajraktarevic
    4. Djordje Mihailovic
    5. Diego Luna
    6. Benjamin Cremaschi (injured)

    Alternates: Fidel Barajas (Mexico, dual), Caden Clark, Ted Ku-DiPietro
    Monitor: Aziel Jackson, Serge Ngoma, Nimfasha Berchimas, Kristian Fletcher, Indy Vassilev, Niko Tsakiris, Tyler Wolff, Bernard Kamungo, Cavan Sullivan, Gerardo Valenzuela, Dante Sealy, David Vazquez, Luke Brennan, Maximo Carrizo, Chris Aquino, Santiago Morales, Brooklyn Raines, Ben Bender, Jordan Morris, Paul Arriola, Bryce Duke, Cole Campbell*, Jose Gallegos*


    Comments: Similar to midfield, I think we need to go young. Mihailovic, who isn’t old, technically, is my one exception.

    FORWARDS
    1. Jesus Ferreira, 2000, FC Dallas
    2. Duncan McGuire, 2001, Orlando City

    Alternate: Julian Hall, 2008, New York Red Bulls
    Monitor: Brian White, Jeremy Ebobisse, Matthew Hoppe*, Rodrigo Neri*, Keyrol Figueroa*, Korede Osundina*, Marcos Zambrano*, Darren Yapi, Tega Ikoba, Bryce Jamison, Micah Burton, Logan Farrington, Jacob Murrell, Nelson Pierre, Caden Glover, Favian Loyola, Ezekiel Soto

    Comments: Ferreira has been AWOL but he’s still young enough that I wouldn’t forget about him. McGuire too. And then, I’d about rather call in Julian Hall, or similar prospect, than give another chance to a player we know won’t ever break into our player pool. Might as well prepare for the future.

    Overall: We won’t have the Olympics to prepare for, but we still need to think young. Let’s go with upside, take some risks, and see if any young players can demonstrate that they could be a feature for WC2030, if not able to push into the player pool sooner than 2026.
     
  2. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Updated…

    GOALKEEPERS
    1. Patrick Schulte
    2. Roman Celentano
    3. Chris Brady

    HM: Zack Steffen, Matt Freese, Drake Callender

    RIGHT BACKS
    1. Shaq Moore
    2. DeJuan Jones

    HM: Thomas Totland, DeAndre Yedlin, Brooks Lennon, Jake Davis, Nathan Harriel

    CENTER BACKS:
    1. Walker Zimmerman
    2. Miles Robinson
    3. Jalen Neal
    4. James Sands

    HM: Jackson Ragen, Ian Murphy, Noah Cobb, George Campbell, Andrew Privett, Jack Maher, Sean Zawadzki

    LEFT BACKS
    1. Caleb Wiley
    2. John Tolkin

    HM: Devin Padelford, Sam Vines, Nolan Norris, Christian McFarlane

    MIDFIELDERS:
    1. Kellyn Acosta
    2. Tim Tillman
    3. Jack McGlynn
    4. Cole Bassett
    5. Daniel Edelman
    6. Quinn Sullivan

    N/A: Aidan Morris
    HM: Frankie Amaya, Chris Durkin

    ATTACKERS:
    1. Ben Cremaschi
    2. Diego Luna
    3. Esmir Bajraktarevic
    4. Brian Gutierrez
    5. Gerardo Valenzuela
    6. Djordje Mihailovic

    HM: Jackson Hopkins, Niko Tsakiris, Aziel Jackson, Kristian Fletcher, Bernard Kamungo, Nimfahsa Berchimas, Indy Vassilev, Ben Bender, Ted Ku-DiPietro, Paul Arriola, Julian Gressel, Tyler Boyd, Caden Clark, Cristian Roldan

    FORWARDS:
    1. Jesus Ferreira
    2. Duncan McGuire
    HM: Jordan Morris, Julian Hall, Brian White, Darren Yapi
     
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  3. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There hasn’t been a lot of young Americans to be excited about this season in MLS. It’s hard to see much of an opportunity for any of these guys to break into the senior team, besides Zimmerman and Robinson. The most interesting position to watch will be goalkeeper. Aside from that, not a whole lot. Maybe a youngster takes the leap.
     
  4. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    Two obnoxious statements to start then a couple of real questions.

    1) I find surprising that there isnt more talent based on i all have been hearing about how MLS is doing a great job developing players.

    2) I find it funny that the guy who is currently on Berhalters roster isnt mentioned anywhere while mentioning 6 other GKs in this thread.

    Ok...

    1) what is the deal with Neal? I thought I saw he had gotten hurt a while ago, but nothing after that. Has he started playing again? How is he doing? Is still considered someone who could make jump? If so, how long could it take?

    2) what is the story on that Esmir kid? My sense is he might be a touch light on athleticism? Wrong? If so, does he look special enough in the other aspects to compensate?
     
  5. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think one of the big goals will be to look at some of the MLS based goalies to see if any deserve a chance with the full team.

    You also want to call up some of the dual nationals so they don’t feel ignored.

    At this point in time I would do something like this (and some of these guys will be gone to Europe). I’d also leave the U20s to have their own camp to prep for the U20 World Cup.

    GK: Schulte, Brady, Freese, Celentano
    LB: Wiley, Tolkin
    RB: Jones, Lennon
    CB: Zimmerman, Robinson, Neal, Campbell
    DM: Sands, Edelman
    CM: McGlynn, Bassett, Tillman, Cremaschi
    AM: Luna, Gutierrez
    WF: Arriola, Esmir, Sullivan, Morris
    FW: Ferreira, McGuire
     
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  6. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    cb tim ream, charlotte fc :cool:
     
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  7. Boysinblue

    Boysinblue Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd call up 4 GKS like gomichigan24 did (adding Freese)
     
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  8. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Neal is back. He’s been playing, as it seems, almost every other game… almost as if they've been Tyler Adams’ing him in.

    I don’t know if I have that high of hopes for Esmir. But we’ll see. Don’t want to rule him out either.

    And yeah, I saw NO point in calling in Sean Johnson when we have Schulte, Celentano, Callender, Brady, maybe Steffen again, and maybe Freese to sort through.
     
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  9. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That’s true forgot about that and he’d likely be there.
     
  10. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I think a bunch of those players will be there. They will either:

    1) Go to Europe in this window or the next

    or

    2) I suspect one or both of Luna/Gutierrez switch to Mexico.

    or

    3) Esmir might be part of a U20 camp

    Also............

    4) I can't make an a rational argument for including Arriola and Morris. I'd rather take some younger players on the fringes. LIke we took Kamungo last year.
     
  11. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gutierrez at least don’t not need to file a switch. Mostly due to Chicago’s refusal to release him and his U17 cycle being canceled, he’s never been provisionally cap tied by the US.

    He can play friendlies for either country and the earliest he could be permanently cap tied would be next year’s Gold Cup (or in the next Nations League if he were to play in all four available games for either country).
     

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