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Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by SugarShaun, Nov 11, 2015.
Dortmund lost on PKs fwiw
It's hard to project Xl's atm until we have a better grasp of what berhalter wants to do. I think if we continue to overload one wing with the ball we could play through CP on that wing a lot still, and that would help with getting the ball forward, but agreed that in a traditional 4231 that midfield could struggle.
Then again, Adams has shown a lot more ability in distribution/carrying the ball forward than I think most people thought he had in him. I just want to see him, Pulisic, McKennie, and Weah on the field in a way that makes sense, and kinda don't care what formation it takes. Get your best players on the field together and adapt to make it work.
But don’t we like Berhalter because he has a system and we can stick with that system throughout the ranks?
Not exactly. The thing to like was that he showed the ability to build one in Columbus and get everyone to buy into it. (And actually adapt to the players that he had; he actually made some significant changes the last couple years to the way they played iirc) That doesn't mean he has to/will do exactly the same thing with the MNT. Not getting to work with the players near as regularly as he would a club team makes that difficult, for one thing.
Consistency from the MNT on down is good, but that doesn't mean he has to be a one trick pony or do exactly what he did in Columbus. He can implement the best system he can come up with, then lay the groundwork for the YNT's afterward.
Gregg will use both fullbacks to push forward. It would be a true 3-3-4 going forward. Bradley would drop back between those CBs and Adams/Wes would be in that dual 8/10s role that he talked about after match 1. Over load one of the wings, draw in the defense, roatate the ball, nail the open shot. We saw those elements but Berhalter didn’t trust Lovitz going forward and we had no other options at LB. That first goal vs Panama is one I’m sure Shaun has seen a lot. I’ve been seeing a lot of people talking about Lima moving up to RB1 because he’s much better at comboing through the midfield than Yedlin but I need to see both in this system first. I think it would be great if we had more of an attack minded/creative midfielder but Lletget (who I really like) can’t carry a national team. The old guard (Benny, Nguyen, Sacha) can’t help anymore. And our savior (GLB) is still a few years away unfortunately.
I’ll let SugarShaun comment because he’d be the most knowledgeable but I disagree. He’s always trusted his system and has put system>>>players. He’s had no problem letting Kei, Ola, Meram walk knowing he can recreate their production.
I have noticed them playing the long ball out of the back more over the last year and half due to Steffens proficiency in playing the long ball so that became a tactic of his. So when the defense cheats, expecting to play out of the back (why I like Zimmerman next to Brooks because they are our 2 best CB passers), he’d have Steffen play long to Zardes, who could knock it down Pipa, would would then put in one of the unmarked wings. Exactly the same as our second goal vs Costa Rica.
Yeah it has been the same system mostly but tweaked it some after Kei was traded since Ola wasn’t the aerial threat that Kei was and then as you mentioned, he took advantage of Zack’s ability to play the long ball
Fabian should fit in well as a LB in Berhalter’s system. He’s 31, so he should still have a good couple years left in the tank until Bello is ready.
I really think Robinson has what it takes as well.
We’re starting to get some real depth developing at LB.
I think Gloster makes his Hannover debut next season, Sam Vines should be starting for Colorado this season, Danny Acosta is talented but sounds like he needs a bit of an attitude adjustment. Then there’s 17 y/o Stuart Ritchie getting minutes for Groningen’s reserve team already.
I know I’ve posted this in the MLS thread but not sure about here. Pretty accurate crash course.
Acosta loves the dog house for whatever reasons.
Brooks and Adams facing off right now in the German Cup.
What does that even mean?
I took it as a shot at Klinnsman/Arena for sucking butts.
Lletget came up through the West Ham academy, didn't he?
seems like a pretty crazy thing to say.
rumors that Jesse Marsch is gonna get the rb salzberg job
Hated to see this. That’s way to young. He contributed much to futbol in the USA.
What did Yedlin do yesterday?
Played like shit
fans are saying he's been bad all year and they want him gone
I can attest to this. Newcastle fans are done with him, and he honestly doesn't deserve his spot. He's lucky that he plays a position where there's literally no one else at the club that could even be debated as a better option. Love the guy, he's an awesome person, but he's been crap this year.
he was comically bad playing the ball, felt kind of sorry for him honestly
Yedlin just hasn’t improved much the last 4 years. He’s just a good Championship/MLS level RB.
And he doesn’t fit the system Berhalter used these past 2 friendlies.
sancho is so good
Why do they keep moving Wes around?
I’m sure these classes will still be way overpriced but at least people don’t have to fly around the country to take them
Terrible run of injuries for Schalke this season. It's kind of a compliment to Wes in a way, though it doesn't always make him look as good as he can.
American James Milner
Hopefully he’s not as boring.
Kid is a stud
his first touch is so impressive. I just hope he doesn't get his leg broken for talking shit to some SPL goons.
McKennie starting for Schalke in UCL today.
So today he's playing on the right side of midfield
Bello was pathetic