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  1. rguilmar

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Tyler Adams with a simple tap in goal for Leipzig. He's playing wide right (as he's done a few times) and is playing his usual, disruptive and aggressive game. Nice to see.
  2. rguilmar

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Aaronson with a goal and assist in a friendly for RB Salzburg (his debut)
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    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    In one week, Hoppe has gone from no goals to Schalke's leading goal scorer. Seems totally out of nowhere.
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    Serie A 20-21 Juventus Against the Field

    Even though it's closer to 1/3 of the way through the season, are we calling this the halfway point? Lots of interesting things both behind us and to come: AC and Inter have slightly, sort of pulled ahead: this could be a lot of fun in Milan AC Milan scored the fastest goal to start a game in...
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    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    FFS do I now need to watch Cagliari? At least they can't have any fans in the stands now, but when they do have fans it can be ugly. Cagliari ultras do rank behind Lazio ultras for me, but not by much. Off the top of my head, Moises Kean, Romalu Lukaku, Matuidi and Sulley Muntari were all...
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    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Would this be the largest transfer fee for an American player from MLS to Europe? It's gotta be up there. I imagine that Juve are looking for the long term replacement for Cuadrado. I'm curious where he will be loaned to. Juve seem to like to loan to Parma and Genoa who are both in Serie A...
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    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Fair enough. I'm more than willing to throw the Barca leadership under the bus for the move that they have made that has set the club up for disaster (minus Dest, of course). I'm sure that's what they told Hristo, but really were thinking "we'd rather pay more money for a player who does not...
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    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    I would think players like Davies and Tyler Adams who played in MLS and made the transition to Germany play a role in helping European clubs get a feel how skills translate from MLS. I do remember some experts saying that they felt like North America in general was a type of market inefficiency...
  9. rguilmar

    Ligue 1 television deal collapses

    This is a bummer. I've found Ligue 1 to be really entertaining whenever I watched a game (admittedly a lot less than La Liga, Serie A, or the Bundesliga). Before the recent rise of PSG, it seemed like the league championship would come down to the last weekend with multiple teams in the running...
  10. rguilmar

    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    For me, the two soon-to-be-former-Philly guys, Aaronson (off to RB Salzburg) and McKenzie (likely off to Europe in January too)
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    FC Barcelona 2020-2021: The Return of House Oranje

    I think we all knew that the finances were in rough shape, but this was a little more dire of a situation than I anticipated. The facts now are that Messi is likely to leave for nothing except salary relief (which apparently they aren't paying right now anyways) and that there is a bloated...
  12. rguilmar

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    It's in the UCL thread. This goal pretty much seals McKennie as my favorite US player since Clint.
  13. rguilmar

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    It's also the first time I have seen Bayern use him at CB. Every other time has been at RB which isn't his preferred position. It makes sense as it's rare for to give youngsters a lot of time at CB where mistakes are often deadly. Like you said though, nice to see. Hell of a game too
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    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    McKennie comes off the bench to equalize in the derby. His first goal for Juve after going 90 minutes midweek in the Champions League.
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    Serie A 20-21 Juventus Against the Field

    Milan have opened up a 5 point lead (yeah, it's early) with Inter in second. Zlatan has definitely inspired something within Milan. Inter might actually benefit from crashing out of the Champions League and maybe not getting into the Europa League as this would ease the fixture crunch...
  16. rguilmar

    Serie A 20-21 Juventus Against the Field

    Big slate of games this weekend, highlighted by: Inter v. Sassuolo- one of these teams is second place in the table, and it's not Inter. Sassoulo lead the league in goals scored and have replaced Atalanta as the soccer hipster's choice Roma v. Napoli- Big teams, big histories, loads of talent...
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    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Not to be the turd in the punchbowl, but Dest turned 20 earlier this month. We were very close to an American assisting on an American's goal for Barcelona, at which point my heart might just stop. While I would prefer the optimist view, I didn't think I would see the day for the pessimist...
  18. rguilmar

    FC Barcelona 2020-2021: The Return of House Oranje

    Add the short term loss of Busi and Fati's long term injury. Barca are going to need to hold things together for a while then string together a bunch of wins when players get healthy, and that's assuming no more injuries which seems unlikely given this fixture list. Bright side is that Dest...
  19. rguilmar

    La Liga 2020-2021: The year someone else breaks through?

    There's a decent chance you get what you're looking for. It would be cool to see David Silva or Oscar Parejo winning La Liga. I said this in other threads, but the fixture list this season is absolutely brutal, especially so the top clubs. Constant games for the players will take their toll...
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    I don't think we learned too much beyond what most already knew from this game. They're young and talented. McKennie is the heart and soul of this team for the next decade. Adams is the "coach on the field" for the next decade. I liked the Twellman "Barcelona Swag" quote (plus the "Oh my...