Kiss Miazga, Matt playing for Alaves

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  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  2. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Alavés had not beat Atlético since May 2003. That was also a 0-1 win, but away at the, now defunct, Vicente Calderón.
     
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  3. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    How is it possible that a 25 year old who has bounced from several clubs
    in Europe produce this kind of performance? Surely he is over-the-hill ;)
     
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  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He was good with Reading and Anderlecht, but at some point it seems he was told they were not actually interested in getting him (Chelsea is known for keeping a guy in their loan army rather than selling him for a rational price), and it was reflected in his play, so both times he ended in a rather low note.

    He was not good enough for Nantes, so I'd be wary of saying he's already proved he's good enough for La Liga. He had a good show, but it's still early. He's definitely trending up at this point, though.
     
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  5. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    what kind of performance? I haven't read how he played. All I've seen is that his team won.
     
  6. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
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    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
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  7. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
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    I’m guessing - means bad, * means pretty good, ** means good, and *** means awesome.
     
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  8. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I'd love to see Miazga come good. Its been a hard road for him
     
  9. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    An in-form Miazga is a starter with the NT in my mind.
     
  10. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Dec 12, 2009
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's all remember that MM's annual bone headed play or behavior usually roles around in the middle or last third of a season. Would love him to do well here, just as I would've loved him to do well in his previous stops, but he'll either run his mouth or get a dumb red card or...
     
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  11. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I doubt know if he’s a snub or not but Miazga was left off this round of WCQ’s. I am not mad about it. I think others are clearly above him in the pecking order. I hope he does continue to play well for Alaves. If it continues maybe he gets a recall.
     
  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    For the best. He needs more time and consistency with his teammates and I'd hate for a stupid injury during qualifying to doom his new club.
     
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  13. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Berhalter did say in his press conference Miazga was a close call.
     
  14. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Probably best for his club situation he was left off.
     
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  15. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Nantes sojourn is probably not great as a serious data point: short stint, managerial and personnel issues. Vitesse is a better dot on the line - where he displaced a vet in due time. Good Champs side, upper-middle Ered, good Jupiler side. Miazga is clearly a very decent to good "2nd rung" player - and if he gets the right 1st rung situation he can should be able to hang.

    I've all also seen enough of him at club and country to figure he's unlikely to be a "must have" at the top level, but I wouldn't be shocked if he could find a decent home at a club that can use his pretty-good-at-most-stuff skill set. He needs to find his Stoke.
     
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  16. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    "The hardscrabble tale of the MLS kid working for Chelski dollars in south England, mid-east Netherlands, Belgium, France and Atlantic Spain... Braving flights back to the US to battle on the fields of Mexico, Canada, and Central America and the Carrib... yet despite it all, this lanky warrior grabbed life by the balls... I mean, never looked down on... I mean, uh, always seems to land on his feet. It's a Murican story, through and through..."
     
  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It's puzzling to me. Maybe it's due to issues not directly related to soccer. I expected him to get the call.
     
  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Agree. I expected him on the list as well.

    You can't beat the Egg at the old guessing game.
     
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  19. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I can understand Gregg letting him settle in more before calling him
     
  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Might be why. I was surprised MM didn't get called in, but I also don't think he's a huge upgrade back there either.

    I, too, really hope this move works out for him. He showed really well at Vitesse, and truly won a starting spot there. It's a bit surprising he hasn't locked in a situation since, but loanees have a different trajectory often. Be great if he could fine-tune his tactical awareness and overall leadership vibe. I feel he's got the skills and athleticism to land someplace, but adding a layer of wizened maturity as a back-line leader wouldn't hurt.
     
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  21. BostonRed

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  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Early going but the overall Alaves defense review is positive... Alaves gave up a PK at about 5 mins but it was saved. Going only from match report I don't think it was on MM.

     
  23. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It wasn't. Handball on Ximo Navarro
     
  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Looks like Bilbao scored at 55. No idea if MM involved.

    Meanwhile:

     
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