MLS Flavors of the week: 2019 Edition

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Sombrerito, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    But is he too tall?

    (I'll let myself out)
     
  2. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s not about size it’s about what you do with your size.
     
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  3. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    pomykal needs to find a soccer team to play with.

    redbulls:thumbsup:
     
  4. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    This is the flavor of the week thread. I posted a nice goal from Zardes, which triggered some kind of irrational bs from you.

    If his scoring goals triggers you that badly then why not get help?
     
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  5. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    I'm surprised his Portuguese team didn't try him at CB.
     
  6. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m more surprised that the first quote of that comment wasn’t, “that’s what she said.”

    On a serious note. My guess is his athletic profile. He’s note a horrible athlete by any means but outside of his height his profile doesn’t exactly fit the CB.
     
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  7. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Kyle Duncan(22) gets the start at RB, gets a goal, 3 tackles 4 aerials for WS Man of the Match. As I've said before, he needs to be starting by next season, at the latest.

    Danilo Acosta(22)--Orlando is the worst place in MLS to try to turn around the career. Hopefully, he gains traction next season, with a different team. Or maybe he gets a fresh chance with RSL's coach.
     
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  8. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The team where all the fans want to fire the coach? Sure, makes sense.
     
  9. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gyau looks like his speed and agility is still good.
     
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  10. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States



    Look at the pass Duncan dropped at about 3:08.
     
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  11. manq360

    manq360 Member+

    Jun 17, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know Ebobisse missed a sure goal, but otherwise I like his passing ability and situational awareness. Given time, I think he will be a welcomed addition to USNT.
     
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  12. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where was Williamson? He wasn't even in the 18 after 2 straight good performances. I didn't see any gripes or mention of injury on Twitter, even after the disappointing loss at home.

    My default is to assume this is just the Timbers being the Timbers. We got enough cheap Latin American talent available now, some who are steals while the others total flops, so your services are no longer needed. Not understanding Conechny and Polo mania so far. Even Paredes hasn't been that good.
     
  13. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lol, if my updates on the current American scoring leader in MLS trigger you so much, why not get help?
     
  14. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    Portlands such a black hole for American field players.
     
  15. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Ebobisse has forced himself into the lineup.
     
  16. LuckofLichaj

    LuckofLichaj Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    When has he done anything on a set piece?

    (I like Parks in general, but I would say the biggest hole in his game is his lack of physical aggression. Soccer is a physical game. You dont have the be the biggest or the strongest, but you have to stick your nose in there)
     
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  17. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Haven't seen him enough to have an opinion. Just figured a tall guy to do defensive headers and knockdowns can't hurt.
     
  18. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He can stick his nose in there. His feet are dandy.

    A bigger problem would be getting pushed off the ball.
     
  19. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Amaya's an intriguing prospect.

    He started our CONCACAF U20 Championships critical qualifying game against Honduras and final match against Mexico. We won both games.

    Then by the time the U20 World Cup came around a different group of midfielders jumped over him in the pecking order (Ledezma, Mendez, Pomykal, etc.)

    It'll be interesting to see how he develops, because he does have some tools.

    THe list of midfielders getting professional minutes that DIDN'T make that team is pretty impressive. And Tyler Adams was eligible too.

    I remember when I first started watching USYNTs when we could barely scrape together a squad of kids playing profressionally. Night and day now.
     
  20. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Statistically, Parks is good on headers.

    Keaton Parks Characteristics


    Strengths
    Aerial Duels-----------Very Strong
    Passing-----------------Strong
    Through balls---------Strong
    Concentration---------Strong

    Weaknesses
    (Player has no significant weaknesses)
     
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  21. 6 ft. Leprechaun

    Dec 9, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would say tackling his still a weakness of his.
     
  22. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I like Parks but if he had no weaknesses he’d be playing in a top 4 league right now. Makes me wonder about the system that says such a thing. I’ll get to watch him live tomorrow so I’ll concentrate on whether he has no weaknesses.
     
  23. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Players can have weaknesses, yet still play in top-4 leagues. Heck, most players in the top leagues have weaknesses in their games. How elite are his strengths? How much do the weaknesses detract from his overall game?

    This is Parks' first year getting major minutes in a solid league. Looks to have elite potential as a box-to-box or a deep-lying playmaker.

    He had a late growth spurt. Big guys take longer to develop.

    He looks to a solid tackler in the manner of running onto to his opponents. He doesn't appear to have the quicks to stuff speedy dribblers, however.
     
  24. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully he can develop into a solid 6 so we never have to call up Trapp or Bradley again.
     
  25. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    He did well whenever NYC had played him there.
     

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