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    Re: USMNT...I believe that we will qualify!

    The US has got to move away from the Failed Generation. Roll deep on Gen Z. Only Milennials playing in Europe need apply.
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    Re: USMNT...I believe that we will qualify!

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    The US has got to move away from the Failed Generation. Roll deep on Gen Z. Only Milennials playing in Europe need apply.
    I would say that there is plenty of young talent playing overseas that should be regular call ups. I wouldn't rule out MLS players, but primarily those who are young talents with potential that is good enough to draw interest from overseas. If you're in your late 20s and still kicking around MLS, that's probably a sign that you are what you are. There's not a lot of room for improvement there.
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    Re: USMNT...I believe that we will qualify!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I would say that there is plenty of young talent playing overseas that should be regular call ups. I wouldn't rule out MLS players, but primarily those who are young talents with potential that is good enough to draw interest from overseas. If you're in your late 20s and still kicking around MLS, that's probably a sign that you are what you are. There's not a lot of room for improvement there.
    I agree with M2, cut your teeth in Europe. Cut your teeth at a young age with their clubs, just the practice you get is far better than what you see in America.

    I have no issue with up and comers who play in the MLS, but they should be players who have potential to play at the European Club level. The Yedlin's shouldn't be overlooked just because he plays in the MLS. I also think there could be a place with a player who has a unique skills set where they still are valuable to the national team even though their high level club playing days are over. I think back to Dempsey and Howard, who helped the national team, but weren't the same players they were earlier in their career.

    But the mainstay MLS All-Stars who thrive in the MLS but are exposed at the international level need to be done away with. How many shots did Wondo get? How about Zardes or Morris, just who just aren't good enough to hack it at the international level.

    On a side note, have there been any MLS players who really shined on the International level who stayed in the MLS their entire career? The only guy who I can remember was Beckerman who had a nice run as an older player.

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    Re: USMNT...I believe that we will qualify!

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I agree with M2, cut your teeth in Europe. Cut your teeth at a young age with their clubs, just the practice you get is far better than what you see in America.

    I have no issue with up and comers who play in the MLS, but they should be players who have potential to play at the European Club level. The Yedlin's shouldn't be overlooked just because he plays in the MLS. I also think there could be a place with a player who has a unique skills set where they still are valuable to the national team even though their high level club playing days are over. I think back to Dempsey and Howard, who helped the national team, but weren't the same players they were earlier in their career.

    But the mainstay MLS All-Stars who thrive in the MLS but are exposed at the international level need to be done away with. How many shots did Wondo get? How about Zardes or Morris, just who just aren't good enough to hack it at the international level.

    On a side note, have there been any MLS players who really shined on the International level who stayed in the MLS their entire career? The only guy who I can remember was Beckerman who had a nice run as an older player.
    Eddie Pope is probably the best player. If you expand it out to guys who spent most of their time in MLS the list gets better with guys like Jones, Donovan, McBride, etc


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