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Old 05-23-2014, 02:59 PM   #41
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That is like comparing apples to oranges right now, they play different positions these days. Beasley is our starting left back and Shea would be a left mid.


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I'd forgotten about Beasley being a left back...he's still too inconsistent, I'd prefer Cameron back there...that being said.

We're a midfielder oriented team. For left wingsers...We need depth and younger talents. You still won't convince me that Davis(32--same age as Donovan) has more upside than Shea.

Davis might be more experiences with more consistent passes however, none of these teams will back off of him and give him room or time to pass a perfect through ball.

Shea is a sub, I agree...but he's an Xfactor. He is on fire or he is serviceable. I think he needs consistent playing time and even though Klinsmann likes Shea, doesn't utilize him very often.

As a coach, in the 80th minute of that humid hot climate, imagine big 6'3 Shea coming in vs a tired 5'7 defender...although Germany's back line, witch the Lahm 5'7 exception, is similar in stature...BFG's
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German midfielder Lars Bender, OUT!!!
Sweet now the German midfield will be dereft of talent! Besides Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Reus, Muller, Ozil, Khedira,and..............we have no hope.
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They're a very injured and dinged up squad, I believe they ar rushing their injured too quickly, similar to Ronaldo at Portugal.

GK- Neuer--injured yet to report in
Lahm- Inured
Schweinsteigger- knee injury
Klose--injured year at Lazio and hasn't practiced with team
Khedira--ACL injury recovery
Gomez--failed fitness examination

That's some serious experience and talent. Which is why I say we have the opportunity to draw with Germany. They're dinged up and we play very physical.

That said, Germany will likely have a very favorable schedule f they win first out of our group.
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I'd forgotten about Beasley being a left back...he's still too inconsistent, I'd prefer Cameron back there...that being said.

We're a midfielder oriented team. For left wingsers...We need depth and younger talents. You still won't convince me that Davis(32--same age as Donovan) has more upside than Shea.

Davis might be more experiences with more consistent passes however, none of these teams will back off of him and give him room or time to pass a perfect through ball.

Shea is a sub, I agree...but he's an Xfactor. He is on fire or he is serviceable. I think he needs consistent playing time and even though Klinsmann likes Shea, doesn't utilize him very often.

As a coach, in the 80th minute of that humid hot climate, imagine big 6'3 Shea coming in vs a tired 5'7 defender...although Germany's back line, witch the Lahm 5'7 exception, is similar in stature...BFG's

Cameron plays right back, but I get your point. Beasley is almost a lock to play in the back 4 though. I don't know what it is but I feel as though the media put way to much pressure on our young stars to produce and burn them out / overhype them. One day I hope we can truly get a world class player and I do believe it will happen just not for atleast 5-10 more years.


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Cameron plays right back, but I get your point. Beasley is almost a lock to play in the back 4 though. I don't know what it is but I feel as though the media put way to much pressure on our young stars to produce and burn them out / overhype them. One day I hope we can truly get a world class player and I do believe it will happen just not for atleast 5-10 more years.


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Cameron does play right back for Stoke but he will be anchored in the center for the World Cup.
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The whole point is he certainly has to be one of the best 23 players America has to offer.
No it is not. He probably is one of the best 23 players but he isn't one of the top 4 or 5 Forwards. JK had already said Donovan was a forward and not a midfielder. He is absolutely right. Donovan does not have the legs under him to be a complete midfielder.

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Yes but you could also look at it like this. Try and get experience for some of the young guns for the future considering he wouldn't have gotten much PT in Brazil. I understand where you are coming from though. He has never really been on klinsman good side after he decided to be an idiot and take a year sabbatical from soccer during qualifying. IMO that didn't help him out in the least bit fitness or playing wise. You can't quit being a professional for that long and just pick back up where you left off a little less than a year before the biggest tournament in the world/his life


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You are absolutely right. The Donovan/Klinsman experiment has never worked look at their time at Bayern. He might have got his mind right from that sabbatical but it killed his form. His legs are done. He doesn't have the speed that some people think he still does. The sabbatical appears to be turning his back on the team and also an assumption of entitlement that he was gonna make the cut. I also see this as more of a grooming for 2018.
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Sounds like Germany's actually dealing with quite a lot of dinged up players on their squad. Should be interesting to see what sort of condition they arrive in Brazil in.
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Fixed it for you. I always get into the world cup simply because the US, and I always end up dissapointed on the mens side. Is that gonna change this year?
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Don't forget:

USA vs Azerbaijan tonight EST 10pm in a friendly on ESPN2

People are expecting a blowout but Klinsmann is going to tinker, it's what he's done since he's been here. I expect to see some in game rotation to adjust
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Should be an interesting game. Excited to see what his lineup is tonight. Think he will come with a younger lineup in this game to see what they got


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If the line up he used to close practice is any indication... I'm not excited about it. No Omar Gonzalez and bedoya starting at a wing spot... Why?
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He is probably still resting Omar. He did just get back from an injury don't want to rush it. We still have two more send off games after this to get him some playing time


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He's feeling out line chemistries

I support everything Klinsmann is doing, I wonder about the Donovan situation but I can only judge based on what I hear. I dont see them in training.

I DO hear that Donovan practices half-heartedly but really turns it up on gameday. It could be Klinsmann wants 100% all the time regardless.

again, that is merely speculation.
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Ready to see the squad in action tonight. Got tickets to the final send-off match in Jacksonville on the 7th and needless to say I can't wait.
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I'm a bit torn over this LD stuff but it seems like it's personal between coach and player.

It's the coaches team now so he has to live with it either way. Guess I will hope for the best.
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Hate to see LD go out the way he did.......

Hated more to see the Draw we got in group play! Talking about brutal!
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People are expecting a blowout but Klinsmann is going to tinker, it's what he's done since he's been here. I expect to see some in game rotation to adjust
Thanks for the notice. I wasn't aware of the game, but will watch now. Points sent.
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