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pulisic..........sargent............Reyna

.....Mckennie...................Musah v Aaronson(he should be starting over musah, we will see? He is very good at salzburg)

.....................Adams

robinson......Brooks.....????......dest

......................Steffen

this is our starting 11 for this cycle . Long would be our starting centerback but he messed up his knee so he will be out for some time. Mckenzie v miazga v richards(he is nursing an inury) will have to win that last position.

sargent may not be the starter anymore cuz his team got relegated . Berhlahter doesnt like division 2 players! so perhaps jordan could take that starting striker pos??

luca la torre, hoppe, dike, richards, busio, green, , cowell, caden clark(?) will most likely be on the gold cup roster so if they impress they could be on the A team roster for this cycle so the gold cup will be BIG for some of .. these fringe players!
 

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konrad(barca)..............hoppe(schalke).............Boyd(turkey)

...............Green(bundesliga)..........Paxton(busio)

...................................Williamson(del la torre)

bello.........Richards(bayern).....Vickers(spurs)....Araujo

.....................................Turner

this may be our starting 11 for the gold cup. Paxton is healthy again and all eyes will be on him. He may be a bit more talented than Mckennie and was abt to move to euro but injuries are messing him up so far!

Vickers has been doing well in the championship league...he may go to newscastle thsi summer?


Green can prove his worth now after his club team got promoted to da bundesliga!

Williamson is a good 2 way player. He is underrated and is a stud. I can see him making the A team roster.

Araujo has been great this yr for da LA galaxy....I know some euro teams are keepin a close eye on his. He is a stout defender!

Busio has been great this yr and some italian clubs are looking at him too. He is a smooth operator.

this is a talented team too . Its gonna be a fun team to watch them in the gold cup...




 

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1-1, ht

we played well. yueill sucks though. we look well organized . aaronson and the centerbacks played well

yueill is not a good back up to adams. He needs to go
 

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2-1 switz

usa played decent....better in the first half. Berhalter cant allow dest to go up forward a lot or brooks will be isolated 1v1 with a striker and Brooks is so important cuz when he left the US D wasnt that good!

yueill is crap

horvth and mckenzie played well.

Sargent may be dropped. He is not finding lanes.

berhalter is an ave coach, He is not good at making adjustments.

nobody stood out!

too bad pulisic and adams were out today!
 

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Lletget should be on the roster but not yueill. I would try busio and willianson there instead of yueill. I hope we see both of them in the gold cup roster. We need a decent back up to adams and yueill isnt it.

overall, we played better in the first half and without adams and pulisic so it was a good showing....However, I am not sure if berhalter knows how to adjust his team.

mckenzie did well and may be starting along side brooks in the nation league..i liked what I saw!

We need to try another striker....maybe jordan!






Breaking down the U.S. team's 2-1 friendly loss to Switzerland in St. Gallen
The United States national team was defeated by Swtizerland 2-1 as part of a friendly ahead of Thursday's Nations League semifinal against Honduras. Berhalter's team started off strong but was done in by a lackluster second half where it struggled defensively. ASN's Brian Sciaretta is here with his thoughts.
 

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honduras 0-1 usa

FT

USA are still young...however, they are still not good at covering counter attacks.

berhalter isnt doing well on the tactical side of things. the players are not excited at all...they seem off

this was an ok result but was not good enough...honduras had some threatening moments and deserved a tie!


jordan with the goal, I would play him instead of sargent!

brooks is an excellent bundesliga centerback but man concacaf players can wrong foot his ass!

pulisic disappeared.



 

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mexico beat costa rica in a Pk shootout and will face the US this sunday. Costa rica were the better team ..too bad they didnt have navas between the pipes!

brooks is US best player and I was right...dude is 28 and is in his prime yrs.

the midfield plays better when musah starts...its time for berhalter to give up on yueill and Llegett...both are subs at best!

hopefully adams is ready to go on sunday!
 

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good read. Brooks is a good player heck he would be starting for germany right now if he had chosen them ;)

Lletgett and yeuill are ok subs but that is abt it....hopefully adams is healthy for sundays game and musah starts over Lletget.

sargent needs to sit down n give jordan a chance.

Paxton and Busio are better players than yeuill and Lletgett. We will most likely see paxton and busio starting for the US at the goldcup and if they do well....they r gonna move up and join the A team!


Pulisic.........Jordan............Reyna

......Mckennie/luca...............Paxton/musah

.......................adams/busio

this is the midfield we want to see...heck i am not against MLSers(paxton n busio still play in MLS)...they r prolly better at playing international ball...heck, busio is a wanted man....he is abt to join a serie A team?



Brooks played play someone who meant what he said when he told SBI that he wanted to be USMNT captain.
As if his defensive contributions weren’t enough, his passing was excellent yet again, including his pass on the sequence that led to Siebatcheu’s winner.

What should be clear by now is Brooks is the most indispensable player on the USMNT, the one player Berhalter would find impossible to replace if he were unavailable, and he looks more and more like a player who is ready to take on a bigger leadership role going forward.

Yueill has poor showing in starting ‘six’ role

McKenzie aced his centerback audition

John Brooks is getting plenty of deserved credit for his performance against Honduras, but McKenzie’s start was just as impressive, and maybe even more so given his limited experience.

Lletget cools off, opening door for Musah and others

Siebatcheu shines, Sargent struggles

Jordan Siebatcheu made a very strong case to start in Sunday’s final after coming off the bench to score the winner against Honduras, but also working in his favor was Josh Sargent’s latest lackluster attacking performance.
 

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GOING to PKS!!!!!!!!!?????

2-2 usa v mexico ..that was a good good game. very entertaining!



usa played better in the 2nd half but lainez of all people scored for mexico :eek: The us defense is shit without Adams...only brooks is a quality defender!

mckennie played very well. Mexico struggled with him. He was everywhere. Best player on the pitch for me. He is a true warrior!


Reyna scored. He is still inconsistent but did well tonight!

brooks is da man in the back for the USA!

pulisic was ave. capt needs to do more!

mckenzie was bad but he still young...hopefully he learned ftom this game. Tim ream should NOT be called again. I mean, for what? he is old and ave.

it was a good fun game. Both team did well.
 

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epic game. Best mexico v usa game ever! Even the broadcast team was awesome to watch esp demspey!



mckennie and horvath were both great. Mckennie created 2 goals and was great in the box:eek: Mexico couldnt stop him in midfield!

reyna was good...pushed the team to attack(also scored) and also played great D. Dude is our young muller!

john brooks is our MVP.

Horvath may be da USA #1 keeper over steffen? He was amazing . Hopefully he finds a new club and leave fc brugge this summer!

adams got some mins...it was good seeing him back!
 

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good read....the big guns showed up...brooks, mckennie, pulisic and reyna. Reyna is showing a lot of grit and is scoring for the states. Brooks is a rock in the back. He is so underrated and is one of dee best centerbacks in t he bundesliga ! Mckennie was unstoppable ..plain and simple.

its a very young team- they passed da test against an experienced , quality team like mehico!

we can win the gold cup cuz theres gonna be another quality young US team with busio, paxton, hoppe, reynolds, ect.??!

we will see!




REYNA, PULISIC, MCKENNIE, & BROOKS SHOW QUALITY

In this game, the U.S. team got special moments from four of its top players.
Christian Pulisic was invisible early on but came a live in the second half and injury time to be the difference maker. While opponents can focus in on stopping him, he is of such quality that stopping him over 90 or even 120 minutes is impossible. He will eventually get really good chances.


That momentum clearly carried over into this camp with the U.S. team and Reyna has been so smooth with the ball, and his vision in connecting with his attacking teammates has been first-rate.

McKennie, meanwhile, was asked to do a lot in the 3-4-3 as one of just two central midfielders. In terms of being a disruptive presence, he was big. His aerial ability on set pieces has been special the past week. Against Honduras, he was in position several times. In this game, he scored but also forced saves and headed one off the post which resulted in the opening goal.

As for Brooks, it was a huge outing in central defense and it was made more difficult with Ream and McKenize struggling at times with the game. Brooks seemed to enjoy the hostile nature of the U.S. – Mexico game even if he has only limited experience in the rivalry. The question now with Brooks is for him to find a partner (or partners in a three central defender set) that can consistently play well. McKenzie had a rough game, but he will and should remain in the mix.
 

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adams is back! but we missed long...cuz mckenzie and richards are inexperienced at this level...brooks had to cover for everybody!

we still dont have a number #9 but at least sargent works hard for his team

but we do have quality. and more young guns r coming like cowell, caden clark, paxton , busio...ect. so this team is heading the right way

yedlin did well and his experience is badly needed!


locked starters! but whoo will be our striker and we need 1 more mid? Paxton, musah, busio , ledzema(if healthy) could claim that last mid spot

pulisic..........???????..............Reyna

....mckennie..................???????

.........................Adams

dest........Brooks.......mckenzie.......YEdlin

........................steffen
 
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