***Official USMNT Thread***

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  1. shagcarpetjesus

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  2. thatguy

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    Like, i'm gonna let you finish, but you are wrong. I work in and around US Soccer, so I have a pretty good insight into it. I'm not talking about the young kids, i'm talking about the lost generation. The reason Jurgen was fired, wasn't for his crazy tactics or micro-managing the players (although this didn't help) it was because he was telling the young talented players to go abroad, which is contrary to what US Soccer was trying to do, which was build up MLS academies and play. I know for a fact, Bradley left Roma to come back to MLS because he was permanently gifted a spot on the National Team. Same with Altidore, although his options were a little more limited abroad. Jordan Morris/Beasler/Zusi and several others had options to go over seas, but were politely asked to stay, and it had horrific results. The only one that spurred MLS and went over was Yedlin, and all he did was become a starter in the Premier League. Yes we have a ton of young talent overseas, but that has more to do with Jurgen than anything. The only proof you need to the contrary, was them hiring ultimate MLS apologist Bruce Arena as the coach when Jurgen left, and it cost us a World Cup as they tried to force MLS players into a NT role.

    Anyway, onward and upward, and those kids you named have a ton of potential.
     
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  3. shagcarpetjesus

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    Gio Reyna starting in the midfield against Liverpool in Dortmund’s preseason friendly on TNT right now.
     
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    There's another one going around that West Ham wants to sign him but cannot obtain a work permit for him (sometimes just like America, they spin a wheel for stuff like this)
     
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    #2026 BLRNerd, Jul 29, 2019
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    IDK the right place to put this but since it's related to the USWNT lawsuit I'm going to post it.

    Basically the USWNT and USSF want to keep it's lawsuit separate from Solo's lawsuit with the fed.

    Solo doesn't because she doesn't think USWNT can get something good out of this. USWNT litterately released a statement saying "Oh yes we can"

    Hope Solo's attorney's filed a Rule 11 motion against the USWNT attorney, basically saying there's illegal interference
     
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    U20 Alex Mendez has left Freiburg and signed a 3 year deal with Ajax.
     
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    Jill Ellis will step down as USWNT Head Coach after the 5 game victory tour.
    It was something known privately last year around christmas time.

    Wonder if she'll take a break or will a team like England will splash the cash to get her for the 2023 cycle?
     
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    Pulisic has opened his scoring account for Chelsea with Two Goals and drew a penalty today vs RB Salzburg

    The FIFA Board of Governors have also unanimously voted to expand the WWC to 32 teams. Something that I think is absolutely necessary
     
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    Presser said she is going to work for US Soccer as an Ambassador.
     
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    Only going to indulge one off topic reply because of this statement. Why would we need more games like this?

    https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/world-cup/news/uswnt-vs-thailand-score-usa-wins-13-0-in-the-most-lopsided-game-in-womens-world-cup-history/

    That's all you will get. There weren't good teams being left out like the Mens where Chile, Italy, and the Netherlands failed to qualify. It will be like watching a friendly in some of the group stages.
     
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    NY Post is reporting that starting in 2020-21, The Bundesliga will be moving to ESPN+. Since there's a noted amount of Americans playing in Germany I'd figure it should be posted here.
     
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    Some organizational notes to report on

    Katy Markgraf is set to be hired soon as USWNT GM, she will make the direct call on the new hire. The board wants the new coach to be a woman according to Grant Wahl

    Earnie Stewart has been promoted to Sporting Director of all of US Soccer, there will be a search for a new USMNT GM as a result
     
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    So far this season, Sergino Dest has made sub appearances for Ajax in both the Eredivisie and in the Champions League. Yesterday he got his first start for the team. Not bad for an 18 year old.

    Steffen got the start for Düsseldorf in their Bundesliga season debut and helped the squad to a 3-1 win making a handful of key saves in the second half to hold Werder Bremen at bay.
     
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    Pulisic is playing for Chelsea today!
     
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    #2037 BLRNerd, Aug 28, 2019
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    September Friendlies call up

    Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez, Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Zack Steffen

    Defenders: John Brooks, Reggie Cannon, Sergino Des, Nick Lima, Aaron Long, Daniel Lovitz, Tim Ream, Miles Robinson, Walker Zimmerman

    Midfielders: Sebastian Lletget, Weston McKennie, Alfredo Morales, Paxton Pomykal, Cristian Roldan, Wil Trapp, Jackson Yueill

    Forwards: Corey Baird, Tyler Boyd, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent, Gyasi Zardes.

    By the way, if you thought we were actually going to play in Cuba....we're not. it's in the Cayman Islands due to the national stadium in Cuba going through scheduled renovations
     
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  18. shagcarpetjesus

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    Josh Sargent is starting for Werder Bremen this morning and has scored their 2nd goal in the first half. They are currently up 2-1 on Augsburg.
     
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    Swear to god, if Zardes plays 180 and Sargent plays zero, I'll be pissed.
     
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    Sergino Dest will start tomorrow night Berhalter confirmed in a press conference.

    The U17s beat Mexico's u17 in a tourney game in the Netherlands as well, Reyna was in the squad.
     

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