Just some general thoughts on Camp Cupcake. For me, there were some successes despite the results (which are secondary at best in this type of camp).
I think having one new player emerge from this camp who could contribute to the A team alone makes this a success, and for me Alejandro Zendejas can possibly come off the bench for the full squad. He was invisible in the first half and great in the second against Serbia. Vazquez and Jones to a lesser degree also seem like they can be helpful in positions of need. Idk if the A squad will be involved in the March camp and how many can be called up, but I’d like to see all three players there.
Beyond that, there were some interesting young guys who were ok- Aaronson the Younger, Cade Cowell, Jalen Neal, Gaga, JoGo, Tolken, and to a lesser extent Aidan Morris. With experience and maturity any of these guys could contribute down the road. I really liked Neal. He had his mistakes that he will need to clean up, but there is a lot of promise. Cowell really popped off the screen mostly due to his athleticism. If/when he improves his technique he could be really good. Paxten probably is waking up today feeling like he was in a cage fight last night.
Probably time to start phasing out guys like Arriola and Long. Zim and Acosta will have a role going forward though I hope the next coach is open to exploring other options (more when it comes to Acosta than Zim).