Americans Abroad

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  1. SAMCRO

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    Dortmund played Pulisic as a Forward, up top with Aubamayang (sp?), who had a hat trick. Think he won't be begging for that formation with Pulisic again?
     
  2. ZooCougar

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    That's normally where he plays, in the front line with two other forwards. He also plays both sides equally well. Sometimes he even drifts into the center.
     
  3. ZooCougar

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    Bobby Wood, celebrating his go-ahead (and ultimately winning) goal today at home in Hamburg against Mönchengladbach.

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  5. ETSA

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    Pulisic scores in the German Cup quarter final against 3rd division Lotte. It was scoreless until the 57th minute when Pulisic, according to the ticker, "tunneled" a shot in from and sharp angle. I couldn't find a live video - so checking in the ticker. They're playing on a neutral field in Osnabrück because of field conditions in Lotte. OK now Andre Schürrle scored also. Next up Bayern Munich in the semis.

    Edited to add that Pulisic was described as the best player on the field, always pushing forward.
     
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  6. ZooCougar

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    I heard he nutmegged the keeper.
     
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    Learned today that "tunneln" is not just a cognate for "to tunnel", but also on the Fußball pitch means "to nutmeg"!
     
  8. SAMCRO

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    Arena supoosedly will play Pulisic as a central midfielder, as well as use him on the wing. He's going to speak with him about it when he comes in for the USMNT practices in a week. They'll be interviewing him (Arena) tomorrow, before the City game on FS1 ore-game show where he plans to announce the US roster for the upcoming qualifiers.
     
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    If he moves Pulisic off the wing he's a fool.
     
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  10. ZooCougar

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    Klinnsy did the same thing with Pulisic and he got pilloried for it. Double standards by the MLS Garber knob gobbling media perhaps?

    Pulisic is a winger right now. If you use him centrally then we will have winger starting in the middle and we'll be down a great winger. This is dumb as hell.
     
  11. ZooCougar

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    Fireable offense.
     
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  13. ETSA

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    I only know that he is still assigned to Bayern's U19 team. They play in a league made up of the youth academies of professional teams in the south and southwest of Germany. Tillman is considered an offensive midfielder. Just last year Christian Pulisic was often playing at this level.
     
  14. SAMCRO

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    Hyndman scored for Rangers, and Brooks scored for Hertha Berlin today.
     
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    Hyndman has been solid for Rangers. A good center mid who scores? USMNT doesn't need any of that.
     
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    Haven't seen him play there yet, and will happily take your word for it, but Scottish Premier League isn't a step up from MLS, or even the Championship. I'm just not sure how much you've learned from that. He'd be someone I'd happily give a shot to in Gold Cup, but I'd play Klejstan or even Dax this week and have more confidence.
     
  17. ZooCougar

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    Dax is a defensive midfielder though and not a playmaker, or a goal scorer. Dax really shouldn't even be in the 23.
     
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    I agree that Dax and Hyndman are not like for like. But I'd still be more comfortable with Dax sitting back and other midfielders going forward more than Hyndman.