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Offline neesy111

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« Reply #4500 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:22:57 pm »
Gregg Berhalter named national team manager. More of the same then.

Zero reason they couldn’t have made that appointment a year ago. Also a total joke that they didn’t even really consider anyone else.

Who?

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« Reply #4501 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:24:33 pm »
Gregg Berhalter

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« Reply #4502 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:25:06 pm »
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Offline Ameritoon

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« Reply #4503 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:28:01 pm »
Good thing we waited a year to do that

Offline Tomato Deuce

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« Reply #4504 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:30:36 pm »
Gregg Berhalter named national team manager. More of the same then.

Zero reason they couldn’t have made that appointment a year ago. Also a total joke that they didn’t even really consider anyone else.

Who?

Managed Columbus Crew for 4(?) years. Hammarby in Sweden before that. Former USMNT defender.

Offline Kaizero

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« Reply #4505 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:39:29 pm »
Wholly uninspiring choice and the least kept secret ever.

You guys turned down f***ing Julen Lopetegui when he asked to get an interview for the position FFS.
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« Reply #4506 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:44:58 pm »
Tata Martino and Juan Carlos Osorio as well. Fine if they interview all these guys but opt for Berhalter instead. Just make the case. But there’s no indication they ever really considered anyone else. Reeks of nepotism, as Berhalter’s bro is a USMNT bigwig.

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« Reply #4507 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:46:57 pm »
Tata Martino and Juan Carlos Osorio as well. Fine if they interview all these guys but opt for Berhalter instead. Just make the case. But there’s no indication they ever really considered anyone else. Reeks of nepotism, as Berhalter’s bro is a USMNT bigwig.

Guy in charge of hiring him was his old teammate and close friend as well, I read.
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« Reply #4509 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 04:51:44 pm »
:lol: Lopetegui got the answer I usually get in FM.

:lol: I really wish I hadn't just learned about this.

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« Reply #4510 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 05:00:35 pm »
I don't mind Berhalter, just the manner in which it happened. Also annoying that Oscar Pareja was the other option and they went with Berhalter. Pareja was my hope from day one, one of the few MLS coaches willing to play his academy products.

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« Reply #4511 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 05:04:32 pm »
Will Trapp just shot up the depth chart.

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« Reply #4512 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 05:09:32 pm »
Trapp playing over Tyler Adams or Weston McKennie will be a fun way to start off the cycle

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« Reply #4513 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 05:10:10 pm »
Of course the MLS nerds like Matt Doyle are wanking themselves silly over this hire.

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« Reply #4514 on: Monday 3 December 2018, 03:07:01 am »
Tyler Adams joining RB Leipzig in January :thup: very good move for his development.

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« Reply #4515 on: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 03:58:48 pm »
Surprised he's being moved to the wing, but the writing was on the wall he wouldn't be a right back for us. Switching to the Pep system where the right-back is essentially a center midfielder. Maybe the extra crossing every match will help him...

I was initially all “boo! *hiss*” about this move because it means moving Adams out of midfield, where he’s played really well for Leipzig. But I’m feeling better about it after hearing Berhalter’s rationale. Don’t know if it will come off as he intends, but at least it makes sense. Way different than Klinsmann’s random shoe-horning of players into unnatural positions:

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/03/19/warshaw-move-right-back-tyler-adams-could-be-unleashed

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« Reply #4516 on: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 04:00:55 pm »
Only thing I'm not comfortable with is doing it to force Trapp or Bradley in midfield, with two young center mids it feels like we shouldn't have to rely on them as starters, but oh well. Either way, if we're playing a formation where the right back moves into midfield then Yedlin wouldn't be able to do it, so I guess it has to happen.

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« Reply #4517 on: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 04:04:47 pm »
Where the best place to get a US home shirt in the UK?

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« Reply #4518 on: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 04:07:06 pm »
Yeah I hear that. Bradley at this point is a slightly-more-athletic Kyle Beckerman at 31 and I think Trapp is pretty one-dimensional as well. I’m interested to see how this formation shakes out this week against stronger opposition.

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« Reply #4519 on: Friday 22 March 2019, 02:37:52 pm »
You watch the game last night, @Ameritoon ?

Apparently Adams was excellent, as were Brooks and Long at CB.

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« Reply #4520 on: Friday 22 March 2019, 04:06:01 pm »
The Adams role is confusing af though :lol:
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« Reply #4521 on: Friday 22 March 2019, 06:15:03 pm »
I caught most of the second half, so missed the first 15 minutes which everyone said was good. Nice to see a coherent plan, our forward line is pretty horrible though :lol:

Hopefully Mckennie is okay, too

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« Reply #4522 on: Friday 22 March 2019, 06:25:54 pm »
The Adams role is confusing af though :lol:

:lol: I’m not gonna pretend I understand the necessity for it. As opposed to, you know, just playing two box-2-box central midfielders (Adams and McKennie) and a traditional right back (Yedlin). As A-toon noted, it seems like Berhalter really wants to get Bradley and/or Trapp in the lineup but knows both are limited players.

But hey, whatever works. :lol:

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« Reply #4523 on: Friday 22 March 2019, 06:31:49 pm »
I caught most of the second half, so missed the first 15 minutes which everyone said was good. Nice to see a coherent plan, our forward line is pretty horrible though :lol:

Hopefully Mckennie is okay, too

Which to me says we’d be best served putting Pulisic wide left ala Hazard, with a midfield three of Adams, McKennie, Trapp/Bradley. I like Arriola on the right wing.

f*** knas who our striker is gonna be. :lol:

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« Reply #4524 on: Friday 22 March 2019, 06:47:11 pm »
Why isn't Tim Weah getting game time?
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