Friday, January 2, 2015

The Battering Rams

Speaking of stables that could use some fitness and/or playing time...

Jozy Altidore
Aron Jóhannsson
Juan Agudelo


When Agudelo gets back in the game, he could fight either here or at left wing. Normally I would avoid a guy without a club, but ummm he needs a game and team training that bad. Davies, Wooten and Zardes still have some work to do for calls, but are on the watchlist (as is Akindele, for that matter). With Boyd out for a while, they will all have the chance to impress enough.







- Greg Seltzer

19 comments:

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Jolazo said...

What exactly has Agudelo been doing for the last 7 months? Just chillin?

Dany Tzvi said...

when villarreal was not actually but for all effects and purposes unemployed he was training with lower-level college teams. im sure agudelo is fit and training, hes not sitting in bed watching doctor who like the rest of us... right guys? guys? :'( *buries face in pint of ben and jerry's*

Greg Seltzer said...

Well, I certainly am not watching Doctor Who. More like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Real Husbands of Hollywood. :D

Grant Bearfield said...

Any goodies for us? It is semi silly season after all.

dikranovich said...

The real takeaway from this exercise should be that most spots on our national team are up for grabs, save the keeper and prolly jr.

RobUsry said...

I just want to see Juan Agudelo play Soccer again before I die. Is that too much to ask.

dikranovich said...

The camp cupcake is a real bonus for the national team. It's a chance to get MLS top talent and get them working together.

It's no secret why Egypt was winning African cups. They did not have the most talent, or top level talent, but they had a good domestic league, and the national team spent a lot of time training together. This trumped the top level talent countries like cote divore and Ghana had.

January will be a good opportunity for those that make the list, but the real opportunity comes when this next MLS season kicks off, and players get a chance to state their case on a weekly bases

Danny Boy said...

Ahhhhhhhhh. Agudelo do something! You're wasting away right now.
What about pushing Rubin into a striker spot? Gyau will more than likely be an option at RW come the summer.

Greg Seltzer said...

I feel like Rubin is probably not ready to play lead striker at the intl. level. Besides, I am really not super worried about this position. It will all probably look a lot better in a few months and certainly by the time Boyd returns.

Zach said...

What makes you so optimistic that it will improve "in a few months"? Only a few things could do that, and one rhymes with Ron Magudelo...
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#transferwindowmadness

dikranovich said...

I'm feeling like some of our strikers are a little to one dimensional. Maybe a big target striker is not needed as much in a team that is looking for more possession.

dikranovich said...

Why is Bonys game translating to the EPL and Jozys is not? A look at there club choices might give some insight. Bony seems like he had a game plan. Sparta Prague, a strong team in a middling league, from there he moved up to a stronger Dutch league, then on to Swansea, and now maybe citeh.

Our players need to start making smarter choices, and they need to formulate better game plans as to how to evolve their games.

Bony had suitors in epl, so did Jozy. Bony chose wisely, Jozy did not.

Dr.Jon said...

Was just thinking, isn't our favorite forgotten LW Josh Gatt scheduled for a 2/15 return to action?

Greg Seltzer said...

More like an April return. And Gatt is a right winger.

Zach said...

Twellman says Jozy to MLS, heard anything?

dikranovich said...

Jozy in MLS is a good thing for MLS, it's a good thing for Jozy altidore, and it is a very good thing for the national team

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Zach: I think Twellman said Jozy was in talks with MLS. I am checking on it, but this is hardly surprising, as he has gotten calls from MLS clubs every time I have updated my view of the situation. I would be pretty surprised if he comes back already. Maybe that is just me.

@ dikranovich: I agreed with pretty much everything you said in your next-to-most-recent post, and with nothing you said in the most recent one. Not to be an ass, but I would rather he stay and battle to get his place back at Sunderland than go back home now. Again, Maybe that is just me.

dikranovich said...

for most Americans Jozy would be coming back home.

It's interesting, but. Coming back implies that there is a receiving interest. To go back implies he is leaving somewhere else.

I'm not sure how this move could be bad for MLS, unless they massively over pay, but it's not like Jozy is holding all the cards.