YNT-eligible college players -- *2019* thread

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Sandon Mibut, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    A goalkeeper named Panicco - fantastic! :thumbsup:
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  3. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Venezuelan, moved to the US when he was 14 as his parents fled for political reasons, parents chose Roanoke because his older brother had gone to college there.

  4. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
    parts unknown
  5. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I really wish there was more clarity about this from MLS or the MLSPA or even the USC Association.

    Are underclassmen going to be allowed into the draft without a GA deal? Is GA gonna be really big this year? Are these the only underclassmen allowed to declare? Will all these underclassmen be in the draft?

    So many questions.

    Eight of the underclassmen are Americans, some of whom are familiar to YNT followers.

    Nicky Hernandez (98), Jr. M, Southern Methodist
    Aime Mabika (98), Jr. D, Kentucky
    Jack Maher (99), So. D, Indiana - has a couple of U23 call-ups this year
    Jacobo Reyes, (00), Fr. M/F, Portland - part of 2017 U17 cycle
    Carlo Ritacio (00), So. D, Akron - part of last U20-cycle
    Robbie Robinson (98), So. F, Clemson
    Aedan Stanley (99), So. D, Duke - part of last U20 cycle
    Daniel Trejo (98), Jr. F, Cal State Northridge
  6. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
    parts unknown
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...howcase-scout-top-college-prospects-dec-13-15 this article gives more clarity. It’s a like a pre combine.
  7. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
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  8. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member

    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    They always did the combine but this time they're not going all out for a big "draft" which has been severely scrutinized the last couple years. It is the MLS telling clubs to invest through the academies.
  9. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    FC Dallas

    First team all-Americans

    K Colin Shutler Jr. University of Virginia Middleburg, Va.
    D Josh Bauer* Jr. University of New Hampshire Bedford, N.H.
    D Tanner Beason* Sr. Stanford University Winston-Salem, N.C.
    D Eddie Munjoma Sr. Southern Methodist University McKinney, Texas
    D Dylan Nealis Sr. Georgetown University Massapequa, N.Y.
    M Joe Bell Jr. University of Virginia Wanaka, New Zealand
    M Blake Bodily Jr. University of Washington Eagle, Idaho
    M Bruno Lapa* Sr. Wake Forest University Curitiba, Brazil
    F Matthew Bentley Sr. Missouri State University London, England
    F Anders Engebretsen Sr. Saint Mary’s College of California Oslo, Norway
    F Cal Jennings* Sr. University of Central Florida Roswell, Ga.
    F Robbie Robinson Jr. Clemson University Camden, S.C.
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  10. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Dike has a brace in the first half of the national semifinal against Wake. One on a header, the other an absolute blast. Gotta figure everyone in MLS is noticing.
  11. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    i am going to come out and say it - i think daryl dike probably helps the us qualify for world cups. on some of these crappy pitches all the technique in the world will never outweigh the kind of physicality he brings to the table. does he help us beat mexico? probably not. honduras away? maybe.
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  12. Peter Bonetti

    Peter Bonetti Member+

    Jan 1, 2005
    1970 WC Quarterfinal
    I wish Dike was quicker, but I have to admit, his combination of strength with skill and savvy under pressure really gets your attention. The kid has absolutely no problem with bodies all over him when he has the ball. I am just one of a ton of people who are wondering, not can he get to the next level, but can he be a difference maker at the next level.

    He has definitely gotten our attention.

    Great final by two teams that really tried to play the game properly .
  13. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I thought the same thing.

    Just looks like he could do a lot of the things the USMNT asks of its forwards - hold-up play, absorb fouls, combine, be good in the air and pressure opposing defenders.

    And against most CONCACAF teams, that plays to Dike's assets.

    If he isn't trialing in Europe, I'd kind of like Kreis to give him a look at the next U23 camp.
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  14. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member

    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    I would not go near this far. He is in college and there is a HUGE jump from college to even the MLS now where most D1 standouts do not even make anymore. If you want that big physicality from a player and want to project how he may do in the MLS then look no further than his older brother Bright Dike who is a carbon copy and was just as good at Notre Dame. If you want physicality from your ST then what if we had a very physically gifted striker named...Jozy Altidore who is putting up the same stats as Dike is but against pros instead of 18-22 year old college kids. If Dike isn't banging in 20+ goals in college at his age then he is not near the level of a USMNT player.
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  15. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    For the record, Altidore never managed to score 20 in a collegiate season.
  16. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member

    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    For the record, Altidore went pro at 16. When he was Daryl Dike's age he scored against Spain in the confederations cup. If Jozy played in college he would have been an absolute goal machine. Same with Josh Sargent.
  17. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    You don't say!
  18. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    A) Bright isn't as big as Daryl.

    Bright was 6-0, 210. Daryl 6-2, 220. We really haven't seen someone like Daryl in terms of size and strength and ability to move in American soccer.

    B) Bright turned pro after a redshirt senior season. Daryl, if signs this winter, would be turning pro three years younger than Bright. That makes a big difference.

    C) Bright wasn't nearly as dominant as a freshman and sophomore as Daryl was. Bright scored 4 goals and three assists, combined, his first two seasons of college soccer and only started three games.

    D) Bright scored seven goals in 34 MLS games. Injuries really derailed bis career but when he played, he was able to produce.

    E) Bright got capped twice by Nigeria and even scored against Italy.

    F) He was able to briefly play in Europe for a team in the Russian Premier League but after a torn ACL and a blown Achilles, the latter of which cost him a shot at Nigeria's 2014 World Cup team, he was never the same player.

    So... Daryl was much more dominant at the same stage of his college career than Bright and Bright still had a pretty good pro career when he was healthy.

    Now, injuries are a legit concern with Daryl. Granted, they're a legit concern with any player, but especially bigger players like Daryl. That said, Romelu Lukaku is just as big and hasn't had a serious injury yet. Not saying Dike is anywhere as good as Lukaku, just they have a similar build.

    Daryl may struggle as a pro. He may have the same injury issues as his brother. But he seems like a better version of his brother, more advanced at a younger age, and his brother had a decent career when healthy.
  19. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member

    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    The big problem for Daryl is the level of MLS is a lot better now and it will be harder for him. I'm not saying he wont make it but wanting him to be in the USMNT based on his play in college is ridiculous. Even wanting him to be part of the 23's based on college play is a big stretch tbh.
  20. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    No one, besides maybe Jurgen Klinsmann, is advocating a call-up to the full team based on his college play.

    But he looks like a player who, if he performs as a pro, fits a prototype that the USMNT has used successfully in CONCACAF.

    It's all ifs-and-buts at this point. Time will tell.

    I think he'll do OK. But I've been wrong before.
  21. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member

    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    Jurgen only called Morris because when they used him as a practice squad player he showed out but that was because he was fast. But with it all being said, I would take Dike over Zardes all day. I am amazed that Gyasi is a professional player with his lack of technical ability. Kids in the DA have more skill then that man.
  22. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    your saying this after the last few posts worth of back and forth is kind of amazing
  23. Kombucha

    Kombucha Member

    Jul 1, 2016
    Quite a leap to go from Dikein all likelihood won't translate to MLS to Dike is better than Zardes in one post
  24. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Various NCAA commitments, at least for now.

    Late '01s-
    Bryce Blevins (briefly at Liverpool): Michigan
    Kevin Bonilla: Portland
    Leo Burney: Penn
    Osmar Chavero: Louisville
    Jeffrey Copper: USF
    Jose Gallegos: NC State
    Peter Kingston: Seattle
    Christian Koontz: Seattle
    Emerson Nieto: Indiana
    Samory Powder (brother is Noah of Trinidad YNT): Detroit-Mercy
    Luke Pruter: UC Irvine
    Rad twins at Sporting KC: NC State
    Alex Rando: Stanford
    Tanner Tessmann: Clemson (possibly football too)

    Noah Adnan: Stanford
    Axel Alejandre: UNC
    Adam Armour: Duke
    Noah Atanda: Brown
    Ryan Baer: West Virginia
    Alex Bobocea: Loyola Maryland
    Bryce Boneau: Notre Dame
    Lukas Burns: Providence
    Trevor Burns: Georgetown
    Aboubacar Camara: Louisville
    Simon Carlson: VCU
    Nathaniel Carrasco: Cal
    Nico Carrera: Louisville
    Brandon Clagette: Pittsburgh
    Amir Daley: Duke
    Nico Diaz: Louisville
    Logan Dorsey: Gonzaga
    Bryan Dowd: Notre Dame (possibly football too)
    Bryce Duke: Wake Forest
    Aaron Edwards: UCLA
    Chris Edwards: Yale
    Cristian Escribano: Wake Forest
    Camilo Estrada: NIU
    Jahlane Forbes: Wake Forest
    Joel Garcia: San Jose State
    Marek Gonda: DePaul
    Owen Guske: UCF
    Aidan Hanes: San Diego State
    Bryson Hankins: San Diego State
    JT Harms: Duke
    Chris Hegardt: Georgetown
    Kaya Ignacio: Virginia
    Andres Jasson: Yale
    Elias Katsaros: San Diego State
    Bryce Lebel: Louisville
    Conrad Lee: Yale
    Tucker Lepley: UCLA
    Kyle Linhares: Georgetown
    Antino Lopez: Duke
    Jamie Lowell: Maryland
    Daniel Mangarov: UNC-Greensboro
    Conner Maurer: Stanford
    Grant McCarty: Washington and Lee
    Jansen Miller: Xavier
    Will Moravek (briefly at Fulham): Air Force
    Tavon Mussenden: Florida International
    Brennon Neff: UCF
    Kenny Nielsen: Georgetown
    Andre Ochoa: San Diego State
    Chase Oliver: Wake Forest
    Joshua Ramsey: Notre Dame
    Louis Quin Rogers: Michigan
    Nathan Schnur: Creighton
    Jason Shokalook: Akron
    Asparuh Slavov: Virginia
    Bailey Sparks: SMU
    Marlon Tabora (Honduras YNT): Georgetown
    Garrison Tubbs: Wake Forest
    James Wangsness: Princeton
    Seth Wilson: Clemson

    Andrew Cordes: Portland
    Jeremy Garay: Virginia
    Jacob Greene: Maryland
    Jon Paul Jordan: SMU
    Eric Kinzer: Portland
    Alex Monis: Pittsburgh
    Jalen Neal: UC Irvine
    Matthew Roou: Notre Dame
    Sam Sarver: Indiana
    Caden Stafford: Maryland
    Luca Ulrich: Georgetown
    Brandon Zelaya: UCLA

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