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    USMNT: Soccer's Coming Home

    I guess I disagree that the US did a great job of getting into the final third. That’s why I’m in this discussion about positional play — they arrived in the final third with too few men and were too hasty in attack to create any numerical advantages. Yes in the end talent wins but I think...
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    USMNT: Soccer's Coming Home

    You essentially ignored everything I said about Peps methods, but I guess I’d just say that I don’t think the basics of it are impossible for international clubs and we know this because Bielsa did it with Chile and turned them into a serious threat. Obviously Spain plays this way but they have...
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    USMNT: Soccer's Coming Home

    Obviously Pep has had more talent to work with and if the standard is Pep then every international manager will fail. But if you’ll permit me to pontificate a bit as a City fan I’d like to seat away the idea that Pep has done it because of the teams he has had because I think it’s complete...
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    USMNT: Soccer's Coming Home

    That’s for American Pep to figure out lol I suspect he’d want to try out Busio,Pomykal, De La Torre etc
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    USMNT: Soccer's Coming Home

    Pep builds a system which generates chances. Last year City comically was woeful at finishing chances but Pep would never tolerate playing like Berhalter where chances just don’t happen. I agree with Socr that last years City is an example of one of the best managers in the world figuring out...
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    World Cup Day 17 12/6: Iberian Peninsula Represent!

    I lived (barely currently have Covid and it sucks) to see Fernando Santos play 41212
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    World Cup Day 17 12/6: Iberian Peninsula Represent!

    At some point I’m going to have to figure out if we grew up together. Scary
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    I wonder whether Domènec Torrent would be a name in the mix. Peps former assistant did Ok at NYCFC but has struggled a lot elsewhere. Could use some of that structure.
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    You can’t really name club managers unless there’s some indication they’re wanting to jump to NT management. It’s just not lucrative and high profile enough. Berhalter was a bit of an outlier
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    There’s no way that was the best defense the USA has ever had. That’s a crazy take imo. They have had some good results but there isn’t even a single stand out defender in the group
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Again I don’t think the conversation should revolve around the striker. It’s definitely a problem but if you play a 4-3-3 you need your wingers to do a lot of chance creation and that was the major problem. The best thing that could happen to the USMNT would be Pulisic getting a transfer and a...
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    He’s too old now to care about that stuff. We have the horses his system needs and he managed Chile with a very similar group. I don’t know that you can get him but I’d love to see him work with this team
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Robinson just never knew he was there
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    World Cup Day 14 12/3: KNOCKOUT!!! USA!!!

    Technically they didn’t specify it was a soccer coach