MLS flavors of the week: 2011 Edition Part II [MLS R's]

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by giffenbone, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. anazarn

    anazarn Member

    May 27, 2008
    El Paso
    Club:
    CF Indios de Ciudad Juárez
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Looks like he wanted to move to New York to get into acting. He's played the most convincing traffic cone since you know who.
     
  2. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rather devastating analysis there.
     
  3. Mr Martin

    Mr Martin Member+

    Jun 12, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can say that again.
     
  4. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Member+

    Aug 14, 2000
    Berkeley
    Club:
    Connecticut
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Member+

    Aug 14, 2000
    Berkeley
    Club:
    Connecticut
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just for the record, Ream completely outplayed John - who was caught ball-watching on Rodgers' goal - last weekend against Dallas.

    He's had his downs this year, but quite a few ups as well.
     
  6. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Member+

    Aug 14, 2000
    Berkeley
    Club:
    Connecticut
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.dailysoccerfix.com/2011/9/23/2444694/tim-ream-rafa-marquez-and-the-art-of-self-awareness

     
  7. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An interesting thing that I wonder if people realize or not, is that for all the talk of Ream having lots of potential, that Gonzalez is actually a year younger than Ream. He just went pro 2 years younger.
     
  9. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Yeah, he doesn't turn 23 till next month.

    In addition to turning pro after his junior year, he also started at Maryland at age 17. So, for an American player in his third year of pro soccer, he's still very young, especially for one who played college soccer.

    By contrast, Tim Ream turns 24 next month.
     
  10. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish Gonzalez was on a team say like he Redbulls or RSL where he would be encouraged to pass it a bit more.

    Arena's tactics are not good for developing a CB on the Int'l level.
     
  11. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Galaxy's passing out of the back has increased quite a bit this year. They have definitely changed as a team, and a lot of it goes through Omar. He's had some really great passes - long, short and in between. Sometimes my husband and I note a very good pass by calling it "Reamesque". With that special irony reserved for homer Galaxy fans.

    That said, Omar is still improving and has a ways to go to be great international level, but I think he has the potential. I don't believe the Galaxy is standing in the way of his development at all.
     
  12. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    USMNT goalkeepers of the future face off on Thursday: DC @ Philadelphia.
     
  13. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Member+

    Aug 14, 2000
    Berkeley
    Club:
    Connecticut
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is such crap.

    Gonzalez doesn't play like that because he's not good enough with the ball on his feet yet. When Berhalter was healthy he played a very important distributive role for LA.

    Omar will never be in Berhalter's class with the ball on his foot, but I think he can end up better than, say, Onyewu. Arena will have played a big part in that.
     
  14. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm just saying going from playing a Arena's style to a decent team in Europe will be a shock with how he is allowed to not be at his sharpest on the ball.
     
  15. LongDuckDong

    LongDuckDong Member+

    Jan 26, 2011
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That maybe so, but come on, the Galaxy don't exactly play joga bonito. I doubt they ever will with Arena in charge.
     
  16. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Joga bonito - no, they don't. They are too cautious and defensive for that. But do you watch them much? The style of play has shifted much, much more towards possession this year, starting from the first game. Bruce will slow it down and not be aggressive towards goal, especially in the second half of games, but that's different than playing boom ball. When they boot the ball upfield too much now, it's an exception to their usual style, and I think it's usually when they are tired.
     
  17. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Never is a very long time. I don't think the Berhalter standard is that high, but maybe it's me.
     
  18. juventino3

    juventino3 Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    Just wanted to throw out Lamar Neagle's name as well. He's a real talent with speed, athleticism, strength, touch and a fantastic outside shot to boot. All that being said, he is a typical American late bloomer. Mentally he has miles to go. He is extremely inconsistent and tactically he's still learning the game, but hey if Robbie Rogers is getting call ups, why not give this guy a look.
     
  19. Soccergodlss

    Soccergodlss Member+

    Jun 21, 2004
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm a homer, but Cameron really needs a look. He is an average MLS starting midfielder, but since he has seamlessly moved back to CB the last few weeks he has just proven his worth in that position. He's a natural there.
     
  20. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Problem is guys like Cameron, Gonzalez, and John who without a doubt deserve a call-up don't get it and guys like Ream and Fiscal who don't deserve a call-up at all, get it.
     
  21. Bigrose30

    Bigrose30 Member+

    Sep 11, 2004
    Jersey City, NJ
    You keep using the word "doubt" but I don't think it means what you think it means.
     
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  22. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree, the pecking order at CB should be....

    1) Bocanegra
    2) Onyewu
    3) Gonzalez
    4) John
     
  23. USAWCWinners2014 Redded

    Aug 10, 2011
    Club:
    --other--
    I agree about Fiscal, but Ream has been decent. He had one bad against Panama play, and now people are jumping to assumptions that he doesn't deserve another call-up.
     
  24. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome to BigSoccer. One bad game opened him up for criticism. Now, one bad pass in a match will equal a terrible match for Ream, and if he is in the screen shot when a goal is scored, yikes. I think people want to validate their opinion by finding fault in a player that made their crap list, while ignoring all that they contributed in a match.
     
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  25. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Goodson?
     

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