Young national team players: US and Germany

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by cpwilson80, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. cpwilson80

    cpwilson80 Member+

    Mar 20, 2001
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This Wednesday, we'll get a good look at some of the younger players in the national team pool. For perspective, here's a great article about what Klinsmann did with the German national team:

    Jurgen's flushed with youth

    The closing line in this article is fantastic:

  2. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Keep in mind that he doesn't have to qualify.
  3. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's an exciting German Back four. Volz and Lahm are the kind of fullbacks that Bruce Arena messes his pants dreaming about at night.

    Steve Cherundolo is just as good as Volz in my mind, maybe as good as Lahm. We just need another fullback.

    I think we're fine in the centerback position. Especially if Oguchi Onyewu turns out to be as good as advertised.

    What makes me happy is that we have guys like Donovan and Beasley who are almost as young as these German players but they have a world more international experience.
  4. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    very appropriately said, in your mind.
  5. mtkstriker

    mtkstriker New Member

    Apr 13, 2003
    Montauk,New York
    As good as Cherundolo has been lately, no way he's as good as Lahm.
  6. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    I think that the US defineately outpaces them on the back line (Dolo, Gooch, Boca, Convey/Spector/Gibbs) while not giving much up in the air, which Germany has had on us in the past. In the last U-20 Germany had a great 16 minutes against us, had to clear two balls of the line, and benefited from a Less Than Grown Ass Man. That was it for them, we made it to 95 minutes in the quarters leading Argentina, until Maschereno scored, and got a PK called going away from goal, which Cavenaghi scored despite Cronin's touch and all tournament form. I think we are pretty even on the youth level but our current young players are a bit quicker.

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