Our son Pulisic shinning
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hopefully the DFB's pursuit of Zelalem is more an indictment of the youngster's talent and not DFB trying to muddle/c block the USMNT and Jurgen
although, I believe Zelalem could accept the call up and play for the German U18 squad and still complete his FIFA switch to the US, unless FIFA sees this as a conflict.....
Brick by brick
In its quest to "accelerate its mission of developing world-class players," U.S. Soccer has hired the Belgian consulting firm Double PASS.
Double PASS lists among its clients the Bundesliga, the English Premier League, the J-League and the federations of Germany, Belgium and Hungary.
“We are now ready to take on the challenge in your country to work together to produce more better players,” said Double PASS CEOHugo Schoukens in a conference call with U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) club representatives on Wednesday. “The Double PASS USA project starts with what we call customization. It means the adaptation of our talent development model to the situational context of your country.”
USSDA Director Jared Micklos said the partnership begins with an analysis of MLS first teams, MLS Academy teams, and a selection of four other Development Academy teams.
“It’s a consulting project that has a large scope that has not been defined in all the exact details until we get through the evaluation task force,” Micklos said. “We’ll be looking at different geographies, different markets, different player pools, different sizes.”
The USSDA was launched in 2007 by the Federation and is now comprised of more than 100 clubs.
“We could not be anymore excited to start the partnership,” said Micklos. “Together with their help and our partnership we’ll have better players and more of those better players.”
Men's Senior team roster, vs Denmark and Switzerland
GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Julian Green (Hamburg), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
U-23s, vs Bosnia-Herzegovina and Denmark
GOALKEEPERS: Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, N.J.)
DEFENDERS: Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Will Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS: Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Chicago Fire; San Jose, Calif.), Ariel Lassiter (LA Galaxy II; Temecula, Calif.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS: Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC; Leander, Texas)
U-20s, vs Tottenham U-21s and England U-20s
GOALKEEPERS: Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Thomas Olsen (University of San Diego; Las Vegas, Nev.)
DEFENDERS: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Desevio Payne (Groningen; Greenwood, S.C.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS: Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina).
FORWARDS: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading; Muskego, Wis.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid; Lithonia, Ga.).
pretty sure the Fire is listed as his team because thats the club he last made any appearance with.
March 25, 2015
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer)
glad to see Zardes with the start.... Bedoya in the central mid rather than out wide will be a nice change.
how many times as Jozy+Johannsson paired up top? I like it.... EDIT: this is Johannsson's first start. Good on him
Hope Chandler comes out strong, he's been in fine form in Bundesliga
Wanna see Garza have a good game, we could use a rock like him at LB
Yessir, apparently local media there has been all over hims these past few days
hopefully he puts on a show
Eriksen bout to score 7 goals tbh