The Lieblingspanzer that Could: Weston McKennie at Schalke

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  1. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    oof schalke are so dumb
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  2. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

    United States
    May 12, 2019
    I think this is where Wes gets underrated. He does make mistakes, but he gets little credit for his positives.

    I know the numbers are inflated by the Nations League game against Cuba, but he's played 9 competitive matches for the US and he's scored 6 goals and has 4 assists.

    He's a central midfielder. And while he's played CAM in some of those games (including his 3g / 1g Cuba performance) ... c'mon. Why aren't we excited about that at all?

    Yes, I get the competition wasn't the greatest, but it's typical competition for CONCACAF competitions and I don't see a ton of American ATTACKERS having those kind of numbers.
  3. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    2-1 Dusseldorf now. Short corner left open, crossed into box, headed down toward far post and Karaman is able to do the header equivalent of a tap-in. McKennie was right in the mix, not really marking anyone, as much of Schalke was sort of ball-watching. Ugh.
  4. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    Both goals were pretty similar in the sense that the ball dropped in the Schalke box, and all the Schalke players were slow to react.
  5. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    I might have to watch it again, but it looked to me like McKennie was marking another Dusseldorf player who wasn't involved in the goal.
  6. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Morales on 81st minute for Berisha, to try to clog the middle more.
  7. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    *whispers* when do we start worrying about whether david wagner is a first division manager
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  8. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    Yeah, Schalke are kind of in free fall at the moment. They're not in relegation danger, but they're fading out of that race for the last European spot.

    Terrible result for Werder Bremen too.
  9. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    this is debatable but McKennie lost Hennings (28) and just stayed back as the ball came in. Hennings didn’t head the ball but if McKennie was on him, the play would have been offside. McKennie kept the whole play onside
  10. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Excellent goal.
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    he had the armband today? someone on reddit mentioned it
  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    This is certainly a part of it. One of the things this year is Schalke had been punching above their weight and some folks started to believe their table position more than their play. They're just not a great team, but that's different than them being a terrible team.

    They're kinda... meh.
  13. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    SV Werder Bremen
    That offense is woeful. Right there with the worst in the league bad. Their Goals For is 5th worst in the league and on par with the teams in the relegation places. I thought Matondo was impressive today but other then that they have almost nothing going on moving forward.

    They've scored 1 goal (off a set piece) in 3 games since the league started back up. 5 goals in 11 games since the winter break. Yikes.
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  14. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Serdar was their only real attacking threat and now he's done for the year, I think. They're in shambles. Just need to play this year out and try to bring in reinforcements, which would be tough under normal circumstances for a cheap club but even tougher now.
  15. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    he's out for the season and not that they are cheap more like have some money issues and corona doesn't help. I blame the long ass list of players they let go for free over the years.....

    known fact that Schalke's attack has been rubbish for a couple of seasons. Their most productive player is a bench CF who's only 19 and a winger playing false 9, lol. Defensively not good either.

    essentially almost the whole team needs revamping but doubtful to happen.
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  16. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    schalke clearly never replaced goretzka and even then needed to complement him.
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  17. WheezingUSASupport

    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Schalke needed to win to give Bremen a better shot at not getting relegated. Although may not be a bad thing for Sargent.

    It really is tough to watch Schalke. I don’t understand why they let so many players go for free the last few years. That’s definitely had an impact.
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  18. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #6768 TheHoustonHoyaFan, May 27, 2020
    Last edited: May 27, 2020
    We were relegation fighting last season and did not make any impressive signings. We have had injury issues and have had for a few years sub-par goal scoring threats.

    Given all the above, Wagner has had the squad punch above its talent level. The Sporting Director FO, well that is where we should be concerned..
  19. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This was the 1st game I have seen in a while where Wes looked totally gassed. He was nigh invisible by the 80th minute... probably should have been subbed late in the game. The idea that he was somehow at fault for the goals is farfetched to me though. He has scored the last two goals for Schalke and that is frightening considering the number of games that has been and the fact that he has been playing a D position in at least half of those minutes.

    It was absolutely brutal to see this gameplan from Wagner. Fortuna is not a great passing team and Schalke has been struggling horribly on O... Where is the fire? Why allow a subpar team all that time on the ball? At any rate, gotta give Wes his due for scoring but other than that it wasn't his best game. He looked pretty tired and even uninterested at times which is out of character. I am a pretty big fan but perhaps he needs to rest a bit this weekend.?.? I dunno... How do you take the guy who has scored the only two goals you have had in your last 7 games out? Perhaps Wes just needs to man up and try and will the team to a win.
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  20. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007

    Enter new nonsense against Wes.

    Maybe he should come back to MLS, get massively overpaid, and whine to the media that its his agents fault.
  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Wes is quite underrated by our fans. He's a solid workhorse who can score on occasion. No one is saying he's a world-beater, but he's better than some other guys who are more hyped.
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  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    1265886758878806017 is not a valid tweet id
  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    4th goal at the club :D
  24. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    The number of long defensive runs Wes makes is astounding. His teammates have to absolutely love him for that.
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  25. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Sure, but I doubt he loves them for having to make those runs. Not so many.

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