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A few links for Monday night
   October 23, 2012 (12:08 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

A few things to catch up on from the weekend.

Tim Howard’s performance over the weekend against QPR earned him Team of the Week honors over at ESPN.  He made a couple nice diving saves.

I missed this goal, but Alfredo Morales scored a goal in Hertha Berlin II’s 4-1 win over Torgelower SV Greif in German Regionalliga action.

A few things regarding the USMNT and the Hex.  CONCACAF will have a draw for the Hex within the next 30 days.  Steven Goff lists out all the fixture dates.  Jurgen Klinsmann told Alexi Lalas that Camp Cupcake (RIP?) should be shorter, fewer players and mainly players who will be participating in February’s qualifiers.  And here are some field-level highlights of the US’ win over Guatemala.

The last USMNT game of 2012 will be November 14 in Russia and Brian Sciaretta lists some “new” players he wouldn’t mind seeing getting a chance in that game.

Michael Adubato recently talked to Oguchi Onyewu about being patient at Malaga.

And this article is a few weeks old, but J.R. Eskilson introduces us to Maki Tall.  Tall is a 16-year-old French-American forward who is scoring goals for Le Mans’ U-19 team.

 
Categories: Alfredo Morales, Maki Tall, Oguchi Onyewu, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
 

8 Responses to “A few links for Monday night”

  1. 2tone says:

    If Maki is that good then I could see him getting a call-up to the U.S. U-18’s very soon. He is also in contention for the U-17’s as well.

  2. William says:

    Possible Sites for Qualifiers?

    Mexico – Columbus
    Costa Rica – Kansas City
    Honduras – Seattle
    Panama – Boston
    Jamaica – Salt Lake City

    Why does CR get to play on that AWFUL turf at Saprissa but the US would have to install turf in Seattle?

    Regarding the possible players for Russia game

    Not sure who would be available but I would like to see the following get a run out

    Guzan
    Ream
    Gonzo
    Lichaj
    JA Brooks
    Adu
    Mix
    Gyau
    Wooten

  3. Ian says:

    Costa Rica has a new stadium which I don’t think they’ve been as dominate in. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estadio_Nacional_de_Costa_Rica_(2011)

  4. Kyle says:

    why do people believe Adu needs to be on the team?

  5. chris says:

    because adu has a big upside, im actually not expecting as much of an unproven side against russia. i think that this is a good test to show our best against a quality side. I included mls players but i have many alternates who could replace them
    ———————-Howard———————–
    Dolo——-Goodson———-Boca———-Johnson–
    ———————-Williams———————
    ———-Bradley———————-Torres——
    ——————Dempsey————————–
    —Donovan——————–Gomez—————-
    Bench- Guzan, Gonzalez, John, Lichaj, Cameron, Beckerman, Jones, Shea, Adu, E.Johnson, Altidore
    Alternates- Ream, Clark, Edu, Bedoya, Agudelo

  6. daniil says:

    Adu is 23. At this point, I don’t think he has a whole lot of upside. I honestly think adu’s ceiling is an above-average MLS player.

    That Maki kid is real fascinating though, and that’s a good article. Reminds me a bit of Danny Williams’s story. Lens has a pretty dandy academy, but does anybody know what kind of competition he’s regularly playing against for them?

  7. Gregory says:

    Freddy Adu looked like one of the best players on the field last summer at the Gold Cup, that’s why fans believe in him.

    My point is that fans think Adu can impact a game like Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams, or Michael Bradley. You notice when they are on the field.

    Freddy Adu deserves a call-up as much as Brek Shea. I don’t think Adu is the missing link, but he deserves a shot as much as any other MLS player.

  8. chris says:

    agreed gregory, i also thot freddy looked better than corona, shea or boyd on the team that failed to qualify for the olympics

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