Taylor Booth at FC Utrecht

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  1. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
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  2. comoesa

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    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
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    Booth's passsing is Donovan esque.
     
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  3. Scissorkick Collins

    Dec 30, 2009
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    Yes, I’ve been thinking that too. His overall game is a bit different based on what I’ve seen - Booth is more of a dribbler and I don’t think he has the speed/acceleration of Donovan. Also, Booth appears a bit more stout, for whatever that’s worth.

    But his Donovan-esque passing - perfectly timed and placed leading passes that put players in on goal or that break the defensive line - is something we’ve been lacking. I think he might be more of the offensive player we thought Aaronson would be, although we’ll see if Booth’s talent translates at a higher level, and I haven’t given up on Arronson.
     
  4. Shaster

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    We have three good forward passers—Booth, De La Torre, and Mihalovic.
     
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  5. Scissorkick Collins

    Dec 30, 2009
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    I don’t dispute that they are all good passers, but I don’t believe DLT is creative on the same level as Donovan (or Booth). His assist the other day was incredible and if he can do that more consistently I’ll be happy to be proven wrong.

    I haven’t seen enough of Mihalovic to have a strong opinion, but I agree he’s good. Regardless, my point wasn’t that there aren’t any other “good” passers, more that Booth’s abilities remind me of Donovan, which was a level or two above good.
     
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  6. Dervos

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    Well, Luca's assist the game before was also pretty great, actually. :D But you're right in that he's not that type of player - he and Musah are our two middle-of-the-field/two-way players generally speaking. They've both got some nice offensive flair to their games, but it's not their primary/only role.
     
  7. Scissorkick Collins

    Dec 30, 2009
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    I do concede that there are other US players who are good passers and have in the recent past made nice passes, including assists. May they continue to do so in ever-increasing quantities in the future! However, this doesn’t change my current opinion that Booth is the player whose passing abilities remind me most of Donovan.
     
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  8. LouisZ

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    So, what is his best position, ACM or RW?
     
  9. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I have not seen him play centrally for Utrecht in their 4-3-3. I've seen him on the L and R. I liked how he played with Klaiber last time I watched - on the Right - but I think he's scored once or twice while on the left... He looks like a pretty good all around B2B to me who can play wide or tucked in a bit.
     
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  10. Well, for those who want an "encore" of the AZ Alkmaar vs fc Utrecht match...tonight:
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    18:45 cet.
     
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  11. BostonRed

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  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Didn't see it, but Utrecht went up 1-0 at about 58, AZ fought back to tie around 83 but then Utrecht snatched it in OT/ET. Booth came out at 90 and his sub scored the winner, fwiw.
     
  13. Lance90

    Lance90 Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    i.e. None on the pitch for WC. Sounds about right.
     
  14. no exit

    no exit Member

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    Nov 20, 2019
    1) Booth had been recently benched
    2) Injured
    3) OK -- that one was probably an error.
     
  15. NietzscheIsDead

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    NO WAR
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    May 31, 2019
    NO WAR
    Booth is everything that the kids hoped the kid from Georgia, Carleton, would be.
     
  16. Excellency

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    Nov 4, 2011
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    Booth and Carleton were on the same u17 team with Weah and Sarge. Booth was a year younger than Carleton.
     
  17. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    I think Reyna is better than all three (well, the ladder to, as I haven’t seen as much of both) at seeing and making those passes.
     
  18. adam tash

    adam tash BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 12, 2013
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    booth won plaeyer of the month in november in holland FOR THE WHOLE LEAGUE...shoulda been in qatar
     
  19. Ghost

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    Sep 5, 2001
    And Dest.
     
  20. m vann

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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    Woulda, coulda, shoulda. You know damn well an uncapped player wasn’t going to be call into the WC squad. :D


    But yeah…. I would have called him in earlier. I fully expect him to be called up in March. Criminal if he isn’t.
     
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  21. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    How a player from Utrecht wins best player in Holland I'll never know...

    (and yes, I'll keep doing this till you mooks get it right, already...)

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  22. NietzscheIsDead

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    What about West Landerzeecht and Dumbleflathe? Horgnoorb as well.
     
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  23. kruck

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    One of them is named after you!
     
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  24. felloveranddidanadu

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    Dec 12, 2009
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    Best player in Amsterdam
     
  25. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    ‘Greater amsterdam’ - the large canal ring…
     
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