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ZooCougar

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Here's a few of the salaries of the players who played in the recent games
Steffen - $145,000
Lima - $93,000
Long - $73,000
Lovitz - $86,000
Zimmerman - $235,000
Trapp - $500,000
Baird - $54,000
Mihailivic - $96,000
Roldan - $154,000
Lletget - $240,000
Lewis - $90,000

Baird is really the only one down at the minimum.
Players in real leagues makes as much as Baird does twice a month or more.
 

ZooCougar

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They don't need the multi-week "camp" to grab cash. They just have to come together for a week and play two games, like all the other windows. Zoo's negativity at times is just silly.

The purpose of the camp has always been primarily to develop those younger players who are still playing in the states, and do look at long term "possibles" who won't get the call ups when our European based players are available. I'm sure it served it's purpose for the new coach. Barring a rash of injuries I'd be surprised if anyone beyond Steffen and maybe Zimmerman had a material role to play in the two March games when the Europeans are available.
Should have been a camp for the Olympic Team.

Spending a month “finding” two players is sadly inefficient.
 

ZooCougar

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Also gave a chance for Berhalter to run a NT camp. Without it really meaning anything.
What’s the point of running a camp without it meaning anything?

We missed a World Cup. Believe it or not, there was VALUE to that. We could have gotten a head start, but instead we sat on our hands hiring milktoast Earnie Stewart. And then Earnie sat on his hands for months.

They could have run a U-23 camp and gotten ahead of the game with the Olympic Team and then it wouldn’t have been meaningless.

Instead they piss everyone off and then wonder why they only sold 10,000 tickets for two friendlies. And WTF are they doing playing in Glendale? LOL this Federation is run by a bunch of clowns.
 
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What’s the point of running a camp without it meaning anything?

We missed a World Cup. Believe it or not, there was VALUE to that. We could have gotten a head start, but instead we sat on our hands hiring milktoast Earnie Stewart. And then Earnie sat on his hands for months.

They could have run a U-23 camp and gotten ahead of the game with the Olympic Team and then it wouldn’t have been meaningless.

Instead they piss everyone off and then wonder why they only sold 10,000 tickets for two friendlies. And WTF are they doing playing in Glendale? LOL this Federation is run by a bunch of clowns.
come onnnnnnnnnnnnn LOL

The point of January camp is to bring in a mix of domestic talent that either has not had an opportunity to train w the Nats / fringe players who need to make an impact moving forward. Jan camp gives these kids and our coaching staff a month to train and familiarize themselves with (this new) system. Playing Panama and Costa Rica is a nice step up from the previous cupcakes and let some of these kids taste concacaf competition. Training with Michael Bradley means something, whether you want to believe that or not.

There is value in all we do, if you look to find it, yet folks like yourself sit here and bash just about everything because you are still upset that we failed to qualify back in 2017. Move on, kid.

No one is curious as to why they only sold 10k tickets, its obvious, the USSF is still run by clowns as you said, there is no argument there. These games should be played at MLS stadiums. I attended a Jan camp vs Chile at Stubhub Center years back and it was a solid crowd (and great time).

There is an opportunity here to start fresh and get behind these young Nats. March friendlies are just around the corner and this summer is packed with the WWC and GC. We can live in the past or we can move on and get behind the next gen.

COYY
 

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What’s the point of running a camp without it meaning anything?
Well like I said give Berhalter a chance to run a NT camp. And like you said a money grab.

We missed a World Cup. Believe it or not, there was VALUE to that. We could have gotten a head start, but instead we sat on our hands hiring milktoast Earnie Stewart. And then Earnie sat on his hands for months.
I agree, retrospectively we wasted a year. IF we had waited til after the WC to hire a coach, because we were waiting on a WC coach, that would make sense. But yes waiting a year to hire Berhalter was a waste. All of which has nothing to do with Camp Cupcake.

They could have run a U-23 camp and gotten ahead of the game with the Olympic Team and then it wouldn’t have been meaningless.
And who are you going to call in for this U23 camp? Pulisic, McKennie, Adams, Weah, Sargent, Novacovich, Rubin, Palmer-Brown, Carter-Vickers, Moore, Robinson.....none of these guys can get released for a Jan camp.

Instead they piss everyone off and then wonder why they only sold 10,000 tickets for two friendlies. And WTF are they doing playing in Glendale? LOL this Federation is run by a bunch of clowns.
I really don't think they pissed everybody off. Didn't piss off Berhalter or his staff. Didn't piss off the players who were called in. Didn't piss off most of the people on this board. You seem the only person really pissed off about this Camp Cupcake, that been going on for years.
 

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come onnnnnnnnnnnnn LOL

The point of January camp is to bring in a mix of domestic talent that either has not had an opportunity to train w the Nats / fringe players who need to make an impact moving forward. Jan camp gives these kids and our coaching staff a month to train and familiarize themselves with (this new) system. Playing Panama and Costa Rica is a nice step up from the previous cupcakes and let some of these kids taste concacaf competition. Training with Michael Bradley means something, whether you want to believe that or not.

There is value in all we do, if you look to find it, yet folks like yourself sit here and bash just about everything because you are still upset that we failed to qualify back in 2017. Move on, kid.

No one is curious as to why they only sold 10k tickets, its obvious, the USSF is still run by clowns as you said, there is no argument there. These games should be played at MLS stadiums. I attended a Jan camp vs Chile at Stubhub Center years back and it was a solid crowd (and great time).

There is an opportunity here to start fresh and get behind these young Nats. March friendlies are just around the corner and this summer is packed with the WWC and GC. We can live in the past or we can move on and get behind the next gen.

COYY
Those fringe players don’t matter. It’s like the USMNT’s version of a jobs program. Most of the players in camp are horrible in fact.
 

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Those fringe players don’t matter. It’s like the USMNT’s version of a jobs program. Most of the players in camp are horrible in fact.
Horrible? They're good enough to make a living at playing soccer. I'd love to be that horrible.
 

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