John Anthony Brooks at VfL Wolfsburg

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  1. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member

    Nov 30, 2016
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  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Thought he had a decent game. Dortmund is a better team.
     
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  3. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
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    Very solid, but maybe slightly less so the last 20 minutes with some sloppiness setting in.
     
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  4. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
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  5. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Oregon
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    Watford FC
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    I thought Brooks was nowhere to be found on both of Dortmund's goals.
     
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  6. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    Yeah the first one he vacated the middle for no good reason really and it opened it up for the goal. Second he got caught. But Dortmund before Hummels left was really, really good attacking in that weird 3-4-3 (3-6-1?).

    The thing is he was pretty good the rest of the match. Passing was good. Was great on Halaand. Had some nice interceptions.

    The YC was earned and he probably should have gotten one in the first half for a really clumsy tackle on Halaand. The problem though we saw with McKennie last week and Brooks this week against a great team like Dortmund is the top teams just punish little mistakes.
     
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  7. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    yep, no shame in saying it. He got pulled out on both and didn’t stop or disrupt the play. Plain and simple. He still played well.

    here’s every touch from watke.

    https://streamable.com/kcngsh
     
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  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I've seen a lot worse from Brooks than today. His issue is returning to position, but overall he covered well. He was particularly precise coming playing out of the back.

    I don't think it's been bad enough to earn him the bench again.
     
  9. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Yea he showed well. Aggressively physically, good technically. Big presence. Broke lines with his passing. Good player when healthy and up for it. Haaland looked a little sad he couldn’t get in.

    And he kicked Sancho on his first touch a goal down and got cautioned. I think that’s fine. I like that.
     
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  10. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  11. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He was pressing also, bit of a decent dribble down left touch at one point, but nothing special save a pretty close header earlier on.

    He should score more with his ability to get to balls in the box.

    Dortmund is just a very good team - and their attacking style does not suit VW's strength.
     
  12. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

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    May 12, 2019
    This is why it's helpful to pair him with someone faster / better recovery speed.
     
  13. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
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    5' of below clip - poor gamble down 0-1. His team didnt need a hero, it needed a goal. It was a lot like McKennie 0-0 with Mexico in GC final. If you're gonna shoot the king, be sure not to miss. :thumbsup: Agree about returning to position.

    His passing was about as good as it gets for Yank cb's.
     
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  14. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was unlucky to get exposed on that step up before that second goal. He pushed up to be aggressive and the BVB team took advantage. Most of the Wolves were pushed up, and Sancho made him pay. That goal doesn't happen without the other worldly footwork Sancho took to start that counter, so again, against a team without Sancho, that goal doesn't happen.

    He looked pretty solid. I think the thing that he struggles with is those brief lapses that always seem to come at the worst time and the other team finds a way to punish. He's good to great for about 98% of the game and the other 2% he gets hammered for, but it seems that is the life of a central defender and goalkeeper.
     
  15. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That last bit is absolutely spot on, I've never seen a better passer of the ball out of the back, both the precision as with the weight of the ball.

    All hail the Omar reference as well. A man gots to have a code.
     
  16. NietzscheIsDead

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    Brooks had a nice game. He’s a really good player and his athleticism and size helped him neutralize Haaland.
     
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  17. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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  18. hype25

    hype25 Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    He was excellent today
     
  19. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
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    And looks even better given that BL scored one after Brooks came off. Match still ends 4-1 to the VW team. Good win for them.
     
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  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Sorry I had to miss this one. Our buddy BS weighed in.

     
  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Yep, one of his better games. Guess coach put the fear of God in him.
     
  22. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder


    sanjiv doing sanjiv things.
     
  23. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
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    Stoke City FC
    JAB rocks.
     
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  24. NietzscheIsDead

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    Brooks reads plays very well. He’s a smart player. I fully expect him to come into his own over the next few years.
     
  25. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He needs to hurry because he's 27.
     

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