U20 World Cup

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Foxymophandlemama
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Roster announced tonight.

Thoughts about Sargent and Adams playing in the Gold cup versus the World Cup?

Overall it seems like the best squad we've had but still pales to what France has. First time we only have professionals playing, which is a step in the right direction.
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2019/05/10/12/51/20190510-news-u20mnt-u20-world-cup-roster-release-poland-201

2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; U-20 Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): CJ Dos Santos (Benfica/POR; Foxchase, Pa.; 2/0), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; Oxnard, Calif.; 4/0), Brady Scott (Kln/GER; Petaluma, Calif.; 9/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Sergino Dest (Ajax/NED; Almere-Stad, Netherlands; 8/1), Chris Gloster (Hannover 96/GER; Montclair, N.J.; 11/0), Aboubacar Keita (Richmond Kickers; Columbus, Ohio; 2/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.; 10/3), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.; 10/0), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; Birmingham, Ala.; 8/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Edwin Cerrillo (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas; 0/0), Chris Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.; 2/0), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven/NED; Phoenix, Ariz.; 4/0), Alex Mendez (Freiburg/GER; Los Angeles, Calif.; 15/8), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; Highland Village, Texas; 9/3), Brandon Servania (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas; 8/2)
FORWARDS (6): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC/CAN; Brampton, Ont.; 12/9), Konrad De La Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; Miami, Fla.; 2/1), Ulysses Llanez (Wolfsburg/GER; Lynwood, Calif.; 11/7), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; South Hamilton, Mass.; 13/6), Sebastian Soto (Hannover 96/GER; San Diego, Calif.; 5/2), Tim Weah (Celtic FC/SCO; Rosedale, N.Y.; 0/0)
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I'm okay with it as we'll need them to have built some cohesion with the senior crew before next WCQ.
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jeffk said:

I'm okay with it as we'll need them to have built some cohesion with the senior crew before next WCQ.


I agree with that but do you have confidence Berholter will start building the core for the next WCQ?

This may be worrying about nothing, but Weah is still not cap tied.
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Not worried about Weah leaving the Stars and Stripes. And yeah, I think Berhalter is already looking towards WCQ with his roster selection for GC.
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I think so too. But I still don't trust the powers that be.

I do like where he played Pulisic last time and Dortmund played him in the same place and he had one of his best matches in a whole last week. Hoping he gets the start tomorrow.
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He does seem to tailor his lineups to our player pool instead of trying to shoehorn players into spots like JK and Arena did.
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Rudyjax said:

jeffk said:

I'm okay with it as we'll need them to have built some cohesion with the senior crew before next WCQ.


I agree with that but do you have confidence Berholter will start building the core for the next WCQ?

This may be worrying about nothing, but Weah is still not cap tied.


So we're already not trusting Berhalter? That was quick.

The point of the U20 WC is to find players who can help you in the future. Seargent and Adams are already known quantities that will be a part of the future. They will be in the Gold Cup so that they can be a part of WCQ.



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jeffk said:

He does seem to tailor his lineups to our player pool instead of trying to shoehorn players into spots like JK and Arena did.
Well, he did shoehorn Adams into RB instead of playing him in the midfield where he's better suited... but perhaps that speaks to a lack of better options at RB?
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If I'm being honest, he hasn't done anything to earn anyone's trust yet
Foxymophandlemama
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Trust is earned not given. And it has nothing to do with Berholther.
Dre_00
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There's nothing wrong with experimenting. That's what friendlies are for. Adams has played as a RB plenty of times before and it's good to know what your options are should Yedlin get injured...like he is now.
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Gold Cup is a rare opportunity to get some somewhat meaningful national team games. I have no doubt he'll use it to build the core of what he thinks his best team is. And it will be vital experience for players like Weah and Sargeant who have never gone to Honduras or Costa Rica in a WCQ and been CONCACAF'd.
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Yes, getting your first CONCACAF-ing is a vital part of any USNT player's development.
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Sort of. The way Berhalter uses his marking backs is a lot more similar to a withdrawn wingers than under previous staffs and it utilized many of his strengths. Plus, it really wasn't a "new" position for him anyway.
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Dre_00 said:

Gold Cup is a rare opportunity to get some somewhat meaningful national team games. I have no doubt he'll use it to build the core of what he thinks his best team is. And it will be vital experience for players like Weah and Sargeant who have never gone to Honduras or Costa Rica in a WCQ and been CONCACAF'd.


Weah is playing with the U20s in Poland.
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My bad...meant Adams.

Weah is apparently skipping out early on Celtic loan so that he doesn't miss any of the U-20 games.
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Dre_00 said:

My bad...meant Adams.

Weah is apparently skipping out early on Celtic loan so that he doesn't miss any of the U-20 games.


He was told to leave as he wasn't going to play in that last game anyway and won't be with Celtic next season.

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Aston94 said:

Rudyjax said:

jeffk said:

I'm okay with it as we'll need them to have built some cohesion with the senior crew before next WCQ.


I agree with that but do you have confidence Berholter will start building the core for the next WCQ?

This may be worrying about nothing, but Weah is still not cap tied.


So we're already not trusting Berhalter? That was quick.

The point of the U20 WC is to find players who can help you in the future. Seargent and Adams are already known quantities that will be a part of the future. They will be in the Gold Cup so that they can be a part of WCQ.




Also, players from this U20 squad could easily play their way into the full team before WC
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U17s qualified for their WC today.

Claudio Reyna's kid scored five goals in qualifying too.
Foxymophandlemama
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Notice that they're all professionals already.

This alone is going to play dividends on the senior team.

I can see these guys getting past the quarters.



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Old Man Pulisic will be 27.

This is why the U-20 WC means more than the Gold Cup.
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And he signed with Dortmund recently...the official developer of the USMNT.
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Rudyjax said:



Old Man Pulisic will be 27.

This is why the U-20 WC means more than the Gold Cup.


I didn't realize we were building a team now for the 2026 WC.

And your premise that the young guys should play in the U20 WC v. With theNT at the Gold Cup isn't proven at all by this.

Foxymophandlemama
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Where did I say that that? Why must you poop on my excitement for the future?

The only reason I would have Adams or Sargent on the U20 team is if they're not going to play in the Gold Cup.
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Rudyjax said:

Where did I say that that? Why must you poop on my excitement for the future?

The only reason I would have Adams or Sargent on the U20 team is if they're not going to play in the Gold Cup.


Why would either of them not play? Adams definitely will be, and I would imagine Sargent will get a lot of time if not starting.
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PatAg said:

Rudyjax said:

Where did I say that that? Why must you poop on my excitement for the future?

The only reason I would have Adams or Sargent on the U20 team is if they're not going to play in the Gold Cup.


Why would either of them not play? Adams definitely will be, and I would imagine Sargent will get a lot of time if not starting.


I don't know. Nothing surprises me about the USt
PatAg
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Also a good point, and I do agree that I'd like to see us take our best team to that u20 world cup.
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U-17 loses to Mexico in CONCACAF championship game in ET. US team looked much better, but hit the post 4 times in the first half
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Dre_00 said:

And he signed with Dortmund recently...the official developer of the USMNT.
Dang it. I was glad Pulisic was leaving so I could unabashedly root against those turds again.

(But good for him; hope he develops well there)
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PatAg
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Wonder if it will be broadcast at all
PatAg
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Fs1 and Universo
Mustang1
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Friday, May 24
1:20 PM
Ukraine vs. USA
FS1

Monday, May 27
1:20 PM
USA vs. Nigeria
FS1

Thursday, May 30
1:20 PM
USA vs. Qatar
FS2
wangus12
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Mexico losing to Italy after 3 minutes
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Mustang1 said:


Friday, May 24
1:20 PM
Ukraine vs. USA
FS1

Monday, May 27
1:20 PM
USA vs. Nigeria
FS1

Thursday, May 30
1:20 PM
USA vs. Qatar
FS2


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