USA vs Japan U20 - LIve Updates (R)

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by GersMan, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
  2. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    GK - Steve Cronin

    LB - CJ Klaas (yes, the left)

    CB Ryan Cochran

    CB - Chad Marshall

    RB - Jordan Stone

    DM - Ricardo Clark

    RM - Eddie Johnson

    ACM - Bobby Convey

    LM - Justin Mapp

    S - Arturo Alvarez

    S - Mike Magee

    I guess Eddie Johnson is becoming more and more like a winger type player... I guess similar to Emile Heskey where he played wing for sometime

    o btw, how did you get the updates since it is closed circuit... I could see you now with your binoculars on top of HD Roof!
  3. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    ve have vays

    from what i'm hearing, anyone who showed up was allowed in.
  4. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    So is it a final?
  5. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Yep, Japan beats 10-man US 2-1 with two 2nd half goals, avenges WWII defeat.
    Freddy got a run out, as did Memo.

    Oh, and thanks for the updates GersMan. Your link was posted at a Japanese site - you have fans all over!

    Edit: so I'm reading on a Japanese site that Japn's first goal was scored by Daisuke Sakata, not Yutaro Abe.

    FYI, here's the Japanese squad. No idea on shirt numbers.
    Eiji Kawashima		1983.03.20	185cm	74kg	Omiya Ardija
    Tetsuya Enomoto		1983.05.02	180cm	73kg	Yokohama Marinos
    Masahiro Okamoto	1983.05.17	186cm	73kg	JEF United Ichihara
    Shusuke Tsubouchi	1983.05.05	180cm	70kg	Vissel Kobe
    Makoto Tsunoda		1983.07.10	178cm	78kg	Kyoto Purple Sanga
    Yuzo Kurihara		1983.09.18	183cm	73kg	Yokohama Marinos
    Noya Kondo		1983.10.03	180cm	67kg	Kashiwa Reysol
    Yuki Okubo		1984.04.17	177cm	71kg	Sanfrecce Hiroshima
    Yasuyuki Konno		1983.01.25	178cm	73kg	Consadole Sapporo
    Daigo Kobayashi		1983.02.19	176cm	63kg	Tokyo Verdy 1969
    Satoru Yamagishi	1983.05.03	183cm	72kg	JEF United Ichihara
    Kei Yamaguchi		1983.06.11	172cm	64kg	Nagoya Grampus Eight
    Yuhei Tokunaga		1983.09.25	179cm	75kg	Waseda University
    Yuta Baba		1984.01.22	175cm	64kg	FC Tokyo
    Norio Suzuki		1984.02.14	177cm	72kg	FC Tokyo
    Tatsuya Tanizawa	1984.10.03	175cm	68kg	Kashiwa Reysol
    Yusuke Kondo		1984.12.05	180cm	75kg	FC Tokyo
    Yohei Kajiyama		1985.09.24	176cm	64kg	FC Tokyo U-18
    Daisuke Sakata		1983.01.16	173cm	65kg	Yokohama Marinos
    Yuji Unozawa		1983.05.03	181cm	72kg	Kashiwa Reysol
    Hirouki Hayashi		1983.10.05	187cm	80kg	Avispa Fukuoka
    Hiroto Mogi		1984.03.02	174cm	71kg	Sanfrecce Hiroshima
    Kisho Yano		1984.04.05	185cm	71kg	Kashiwa Reysol
    Yutaro Abe		1984.10.05	182cm	73kg	Yokohama Marinos
  6. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The first thing I notice: Japan's doing a whole lot better at getting younger players into professional clubs - college soccer is pretty big in Japan, but they have exactly one college player in their squad...

    The second thing I notice - are their players bigger than ours? Looks like it.
  7. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Well, it's much easier for Japanese to join a pro club. There are 28 J1 and J2 clubs, and each team has at least a satellite team (basically the reserves) and U-18.
    Compare that to MLS, with just 10 clubs spread out over a country 10 times as big, with strict roster size limits.

    When a top schoolboy player in Japan finishes high school, it's a matter of joining his local team, if he hasn't already done so earlier.
    An American schoolboy has a much lower chance of making an MLS roster, and more realistic options are going to college or trying his luck with a European club.
  8. bigtoga

    bigtoga Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    Eddie played more on the right side on the wing Saturday night for the Burn. We played more of a 4-4-2 but, most often, he drifted way out wide in more of a right wing position.
  9. Metros#1

    Metros#1 New Member

    May 14, 2001
  10. CG

    CG Member

    Jul 25, 2001


    What happened to the write up we were supposed to get yesterday morning?
  11. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    it came in the afternoon

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