Americans Abroad 2022-23

rguilmar

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Venezia have won promotion back to Serie A. Both Tessman and Busio played large roles this season, with Tessman particularly impressive. Busio left the final today with an injury that looked like a pulled hamstring.
 

rguilmar

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Same ownership group. I assume he’ll end up at Strasbourg. I haven’t caught as much MLS this year as I usually do, but it feels like he’s plateaued this season a bit. A move makes a lot of sense for him professionally.
 

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Caleb Wiley's deal to Chelsea/Strasbourg is reported to be done.

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5624615/2024/07/08/chelsea-transfer-news-caleb-wiley/

Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle with Atlanta United to sign left-back Caleb Wiley.

The 19-year-old USMNT international is set to join for a fee of around £8.5million ($10.9m) and on a contract until June 2031.

Wiley is expected to be sent on loan to Strasbourg next season for regular first-team football.
That's a very long contract!
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Can’t rely on player with this kind of injury history. Glad we’re getting a new manager who will not be married to any specific players or in this case midfield configurations.

Adams is a good floor player but he’s hurt all the time across all parts of his little body and isn’t immune to bad mistakes for a guy who isn’t contributing offensively. If you can figure out the right starting mix, Tyler would be a great situational option to bring off the bench in the 2H to hold a lead or start in certain matchups but the idea of him as a locked and loaded started if he’s on the roster should be dead.
 

rguilmar

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Can’t rely on player with this kind of injury history. Glad we’re getting a new manager who will not be married to any specific players or in this case midfield configurations.

Adams is a good floor player but he’s hurt all the time across all parts of his little body and isn’t immune to bad mistakes for a guy who isn’t contributing offensively. If you can figure out the right starting mix, Tyler would be a great situational option to bring off the bench in the 2H to hold a lead or start in certain matchups but the idea of him as a locked and loaded started if he’s on the roster should be dead.
I agree, he’s not a player you should build your lineup around anymore. In the past, that might have been the case because of the dropoff to Acosta or whoever else was on the mix. There are certain players who are locked in starters- CP among others- then others who could start or could come off the bench depending on fit with the other players in the lineup, coach’s preferences, and opponent. Adams is in this group now.

It sounds like Tyler made the decision to play knowing that he was hurt and that it could get worse. I know Gregg will get piled on for the decision to play him, but I find it hard to hold him too accountable here unless the medical staff was saying Adams should definitely not play.
 

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I expect Bournemouth to put him in the shop window this winter. We’ll see how Adams approaches that - the right loan spell can help rebuild his value & get him set up for the very important ‘25-26 season, when he needs to be a bang on starter someplace so he’s ready for the WC. A transfer seems unlikely unless Adams will take a significant pay cut (reportedly at £60k/wk) with a bunch of bonuses tied to playing time.

I have a very hard time imagining Bournemouth welcoming him back and letting him fight for a spot when he missed so much of last season and then risked his health this summer. Won’t blame them with being d-u-n done with him.