Discussion in 'Soccer' started by ZooCougar, Jan 26, 2016.
See Thomas Rongen for the smoking gun. You just got owned. Again.
The self-belief of Liberia’s new president was inspired by a cerebral French soccer manager
With Weah’s Dad becoming the President of Liberia I bet he decides to play for the country that his Father now leads.
I’ll take that bet
I don't think anyone on this board denies that Arena doesn't "own a piece of this" based on qualifying results alone.
Not sure why you think Arena was still responsible for player selection or recruitment after he resigned.
Just learn how to read.
Because zoo is not a real bright person. That fact/reality thing gives him all kinds of problems.
If you think the primary reason he switched is due to what happened after Arena left then you are nuts.
This is a symptom of not qualifying. Plain and simple.
Besides. Arena is gone but his hand picked staff of losers remain. It’s like he never left.
That will help you going forward.
Do you even read the messages you reply to??
Josh Sargent Makes Werder Bremen Debut
I'm not really sure what this guy does really well, so, he may be our Harry Kane??
Yea, seems to be kind of a right place/right time type of player.
...is Landon trying to join JonGon at the world cup?
Landon Donovan saldría del retiro para fichar con León
Then what are you nitwits arguing about?
Meyers’ first response was that this had nothing to do with Arena.
He failed to qualify.
His staff failed to land Gonzales.
This is pretty simple.
Lmao. Maybe if we just cut Donovan earlier we would have made it
There's some good news for today to lessen the loss of Gonzalez: Timothy Tillman, a German U-20 prospect, has switched allegiances to the United States. Plays for Bayern at the club level.
USMNT news: Bayern's Timothy Tillman ready to join U.S. U-20 team, says Tab Ramos | Goal.com
He's HIGHLY rated by both Bayern and the German National setup. Sees a lot of time with Bayern II (their U-23's) already. Didn't think we'd even sniff him after he played some German U-20 Euro qualifiers in September. This is a major, awesome, and unexpected turnaround. Has a younger brother also in the Bayern youth system that's part of our national setup already.
EDIT: Admittedly it's tough to rate these younger players (see: Green, Julian) but if you're going to be upset about Gonzalez you better be happy about Tillman.
Why wouldn't we?
What's his story? If he's on pace to get a real look from the German fed, why switch?
Frankly, no idea. He's not been a "true" starter for the German youth teams but he gets PT and a lot of call-ins. Could be as simple as family pressure. His father's a serviceman and as previously mentioned his brother is pretty solidly in the US youth picture. He's a nice piece and yet another promising piece in attack. If they all pan out, there is oodles of high-potential attacking players in our youth ranks. Wright, Carleton, Sargent, Keaton Parks (gets first-team minutes for Benfica in the MF, tho more as a CDM like McKennie), Weah (should he not switch now that George is the Liberian president), now Tillman, and the 2001-born striker Konrad de la Fuente at Barcelona.
If you look at the number of 21 yr olds & unders attached to big clubs, we might have a shot at the whole thing in our lifetime. It's an exciting time, however tainted by the dinosaur that is Bruce and the "traditional" process
Guess we gotta blame this on Arena too, right zoo?
Surely, Eurocentric Arena knew of Tillman's existence.
Arena doesn’t consider him to be a real American.
Oh no, I think Juan Carlos is doing this just to tweak you guys even more.
Ex-U.S. youth Gonzalez in Mexico squad
And on top of that he's calling 3 (Three!) MLS players. Gio, Jonathon and Vela.
Taylor Booth, US youth international, is going to Bayern.
Tim Chandler looked good today.
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