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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,318
    Pulisic got #10 on Chelsea. That’s wild. This kid 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    That's amazing.  21 year old American wearing the 10 shirt for one of the top clubs in the world.  

    Can't wait for USMNT to play again and all these young guys to start building some chemistry. Pulisic, McKennie, Reyna, Sargent, Miazga, Dest, Weah, Steffen....so many guys to be excited about that are playing in top leagues and not the trash MLS.  It sounds like they may play a couple friendlies in Europe in the October or November international windows.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    It's an exciting future for sure. Don't know that we've ever had this much potential. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,318
    This is wild.  Apparently he's gonna start


  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    This is wild.  Apparently he's gonna start


    The fact that Barca and Bayern Munich were both trying to get this guy is crazy.  De la Fuente has made a couple appearances with Barca as well....2 USMNT players currently there.  Wild times.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    Barca is an absolute shit show, but he should get a better chance to play there than he would have at Bayern
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    Big weekend for our young Americans abroad. Dest came of the bench, Reyna started and had 3 assists, Chris Richards started for Bayern and had an assist. 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    We've got a roster! Yunus Musah would be a HUGE get for Berhalter

    DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):

    GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 4/0), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 17/0)

    DEFENDERS (7): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 38/3), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 10/0), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 3/0), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht/BEL; 18/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 40/1), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; 0/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 7/0)

    MIDFIELDERS (6): Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 10/1), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; 0/0), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 0/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 19/6), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 0/0), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton/ENG; 0/0)

    FORWARDS (8): Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; 0/0), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen/FRA; 0/0), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 34/14), Uly Llanez (Heerenveen/NED; 1/1), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 0/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 12/5), Sebastian Soto (Telstar/NED; 0/0), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 8/1)
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    Jumb0 said:
    We've got a roster! Yunus Musah would be a HUGE get for Berhalter

    DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):

    GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 4/0), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 17/0)

    DEFENDERS (7): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 38/3), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 10/0), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 3/0), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht/BEL; 18/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 40/1), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; 0/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 7/0)

    MIDFIELDERS (6): Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 10/1), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; 0/0), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 0/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 19/6), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 0/0), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton/ENG; 0/0)

    FORWARDS (8): Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; 0/0), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen/FRA; 0/0), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 34/14), Uly Llanez (Heerenveen/NED; 1/1), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 0/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 12/5), Sebastian Soto (Telstar/NED; 0/0), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 8/1)

    That is a pretty damn good roster!  They should always just take players from Europe and no one from the trash MLS.  Sounds like Pulisic's injury isn't too bad...hopefully he'll be able to play in 1 of these 2 games.  The Musah thing came out of nowhere....feel like I read plenty about prospects for USMNT and I can't remember ever hearing that name until the past couple days.  That would be quite a coup to get a guy like that.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    I still won't hold my breath on Musah. Playing in these friendlies does absolutely nothing to his status. 
    And apparently he's eligible to play for the US because he was literally born here and that's it. His quote says that his mother was here on vacation when she went into labor. But hey, we can sell him on a much easier path to get a solid role with the 1st team so hopefully Greg can pull it off.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    Werder Bremen will not release any of their players for international play due to local COVID restrictions.

    Wonder who we call in to replace Sargent. 
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    That's a nice looking lineup!  Finally get to see McKennie and Adams together in the midfield.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    alright, looks like this is the actual lineup

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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,423
    Article in The Times about McKennie
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/sports/soccer/juventus-champions-league-weston-mckennie.html
    • March 8, 2021

    As he sat down for lunch, Weston McKennie slipped his cellphone out of his pocket and onto the chair in front of him, hiding it beneath his legs. He was breaking the rules — he and his Schalke teammates were strictly forbidden from taking their phones into the cafeteria — but he was prepared to take the risk. There are some calls you do not want to miss.

    McKennie found himself glancing down every few seconds, checking his screen as surreptitiously as he could. Midway through his meal, it arrived. His screen lit up and his chair buzzed. McKennie grabbed his phone, stood and walked out of the room. “I was just like: ‘Sorry, I’ve got to take this,’” he said. You do not, after all, keep Andrea Pirlo waiting.

    The last few months have been full of moments like that for McKennie, instances in which the surreal somehow feels quotidian. His career, and his prospects, have undergone the sort of whirlwind transformation that can be difficult to process: the rise is so dizzyingly rapid and the curve so precipitously steep that after a while, the scale and speed of the journey as a whole is difficult to gauge.

    continues on link...

  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    Jumb0 said:
    That is huge!  Such a great young core starting to come together.  Can't wait for all these guys to get some games together this summer...
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    Now let’s get his boy Folarin Balogun 
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    ESPN2 now vs Jamaica.

    As close to "full strength" as the senior team has been in a long time.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    Great to see finally!

    That Dest goal was incredible.  World class player.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    Yeah that didn't last very long.  Amazing how unaware all these clubs were to how their fans would react to it.  Soccer fans do not mess around.....saw that Chelsea fans were blocking the team bus from getting into the stadium yesterday.  What a disaster.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,585
    WTH?  That's Brexit type stuff right there.
  • Jumb0Jumb0 Posts: 183
    Yeah that didn't last very long.  Amazing how unaware all these clubs were to how their fans would react to it.  Soccer fans do not mess around.....saw that Chelsea fans were blocking the team bus from getting into the stadium yesterday.  What a disaster.


    All they saw were dollar signs. When the English FA came out and said that any player that participated in the Super League would have their work permit revoked, that killed any chance of this thing happening. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,805
    Jumb0 said:
    Yeah that didn't last very long.  Amazing how unaware all these clubs were to how their fans would react to it.  Soccer fans do not mess around.....saw that Chelsea fans were blocking the team bus from getting into the stadium yesterday.  What a disaster.


    All they saw were dollar signs. When the English FA came out and said that any player that participated in the Super League would have their work permit revoked, that killed any chance of this thing happening. 

    Yep once they started talking about players not being eligible for the Euros and World Cup, it was over.  Players aren't going to jeopardize that for this money grab.
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,490
    I'm a Juventus supporter and their club ownership has been a complete disgrace in this misadventure. Funny thing is they keep getting knocked out of the Champions League by clubs that aren't even invited to the "Super League".
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