**Official USMNT Soccer Thread** Vol: WCQ - ON TO THE HEX! - Page 210
now if only Julian Green could play for the U20 (I guess he's isn't eligible for U20) or U23s/Olympics.....
May 13, 2015
— Sunil Gulati (@sunilgulati)
May 13, 2015
Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem cleared by FIFA to represent the US and has been added to the US U-20 World Cup roster. http://t.co/Iuy0HdJA1r
— Brian Straus (@BrianStraus)
Edited by rck3sactown - 5/13/15 at 3:57pm
this put a smile on my face .....
May 27, 2015
— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt)
Da Gawd indeed
old but still appreciated
U23 fell to France yesterday 3-1.
from what I read, we got our shoulders clapped. Jordan Morris scored.
United States 1, France 3 | Toulon Tournament Match Recap
In a rather underwhelming performance, the US Under-23 national team lost 3-1 to a French national team mostly made up of Under-20 players in their opening game of the 2015 Toulon Tournament.
The US came out with little energy to start the game and were punished for it. In the 10th minute Will Packwood, who recently trained with the New England Revolution, misplayed the ball inside his own box after a surge from France and fumbled it to Fares Bahlouli. The French attacker calmly tucked the ball inside the far post from outside the box to put France up 1-0.
Off the ensuing kickoff, former Chicago Fire midfielder Benji Joya saw his pass go straight to Thomas Lemar, who streaked down the right side of the US defense and unleashed a stinging shot at Cody Cropper. The former Southampton goalkeeper was able to make the save but Enzo Crivelli was in the right postion to finish off the rebound for France’s second.
Just ten minutes later Romain Habran served a free kick to the near post that was flicked past Cropper by Stephane Sparagna to stretch the French lead to three goals.
The USA's opportunities to score were few and far between in the first half, though they did earn some free kicks in promising positions. However, set-piece takers Marc Pelosi and Julian Green were unable to generate quality chances with their service.
Andi Herzog's team did come out in the second half with a little more urgency and were rewarded for it.
In the 65th minute, the US tallied their lone goal thanks to a mistake from Sparagna. The French center back stepped to intercept a Marc Pelosi pass but was not able to get to the ball, allowing Jordan Morris a free lane towards the goal. The Stanford forward sped down the field and slotted it past the onrushing French goalkeeper to get the USMNT's only goal.
The US U-23s were missing several players from their victory against Mexico last month, including Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil, FC Dallas center back Walker Zimmerman, and Borussia Monchengladbach forward Mario Rodriguez, among others. On the other side, France could have fielded a team that included the 2014 World Cup's Best Young Player in Paul Pogba and AS Monaco's star midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Two MLS players started for the US as Real Salt Lake defender Boyd Okwuonu slotted in at right back while Colorado Rapids defender Shane O'Neill was placed at his usual center back position. Colorado Rapids midfielder/defender Dillon Serna subbed on at left back in the second half.
The US team's next game in the five-team group will come against the Netherlands on May 29, followed by Costa Rica (May 31) and Qatar (June 2). The top team in the group will advance to the final and the second-placed team will play in the third-place game, with both of those matches set for June 7.
France: Thomas Didillon, Damien Dussaaut, Presnel Kimpembe, Stephane Sparanga, Yann Bodiger, Enzo Crivelli, Thomas Lemar, Baptiste Santamaria, Raphael Diarra, Fares Bahlouli, Romain Habran
also, Cody Cropper's option wasn't picked up by Southampton and is now a free agent.
Watched the U23's. Green was the only player worth a damn, including Morris up until his goal. Morris is gonna be a player though.
To be fair it is a U23 C team.
I'm struggling with the time difference for this U20 World Cup man. Australia is like 16 hours ahead.
nice result, could have played a tidier game but whatever
why did Maki Tall get subbed? Good to see him show signs of life up till that point
Liked what I saw from Zelalem, Rubio too
Glad to see Daniel Williams byke...
Johannsson and Agudelo get an extended look with Jozy out, I like it
I don't understand Bobby Wood tbh
Can we let go of Brad Evans pls? I think everyone appreciates what he did during WCQ, but the dude is done
Alvarado, Brooks, I like it. I secretly want to see Orozco continue to show out in the red white and blue
Wood was nothing short of excellent every time he was healthy and on the field for Aue in the 2Bund this spring.
Big, fast, strong, fairly technical, makes the right runs. He just needs to finish consistently. It's easy to forget he's only 22, seems like he's spent an entire career struggling with a few serious injuries.
June 2, 2015
U-20 MNT Starting XI vs NZ: Steffen, Payne, Miazga, Carter-Vickers, Acosta, Delgado, Hyndman (c), Zelalem, Arriola, Jamieson, Rubin.
— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt)
Zelalem with the start
so many cards.....
EMERSON HYNDMAN CALL HIM THE GARBAGE MAN!!!
thats how you follow the play!
what a run by Rubin!
do both teams finish the match with 11 on the pitch tho?