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Hungary is much better than El Salvador, but I appreciate the joke :)
Yeah, not a perfect analogy - more a reflection of the respective results. It's amazing Southgate can't get more out of that squad.
 

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Bummer, but LA is a total lock and they probably wouldn't have put another one that close considering all 3 countries are hosting, and us not having an MLS team would probably also be a negative. I am hoping to go out to LA for a game though!
 

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Bummer, but LA is a total lock and they probably wouldn't have put another one that close considering all 3 countries are hosting, and us not having an MLS team would probably also be a negative. I am hoping to go out to LA for a game though!
Yep. I remember seeing that a couple years ago.

Pretty sure Denver will be in the list and I will be going to at least one game here.
 

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We always show grit - competence, not so much. Barely tying El Salvador is hardly encouraging. I guess at least we didn't lose to Hungary?
I have seen middle school soccer pitches in better condition. I am more impressed by the 1-1 tie in those conditions vs the 5-0 or whatever it was to Grenada.

Keep in mind that Canada lost to Honduras in pretty much the same conditions and Mexico had to rescue a point like we did.

So it looks like we can pencil in

Antonee Robinson, Zimmerman, and Dest (if healthy)
Musah, Adams, McKinnie
Pulisic and Ferriera

I think we start Weah as well and Aaronson as a super sub. The only real question marks are GK and CB2.
 

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I have seen middle school soccer pitches in better condition. I am more impressed by the 1-1 tie in those conditions vs the 5-0 or whatever it was to Grenada.

Keep in mind that Canada lost to Honduras in pretty much the same conditions and Mexico had to rescue a point like we did.

So it looks like we can pencil in

Antonee Robinson, Zimmerman, and Dest (if healthy)
Musah, Adams, McKinnie
Pulisic and Ferriera

I think we start Weah as well and Aaronson as a super sub. The only real question marks are GK and CB2.
Two of the biggest and most important holes on the team. I have always considered my two CBs as key to a solid back 4. For me two center backs who are poised on the ball and can read the field and were vocal leaders back there is key to having a solid back 4. My outside backs need to have a great work rate as I always wanted them rotating up like Robinson does. It puts so much pressure on an opponents defense. I also never ever subbed out my back 4 unless injury or a lopsided game was in progress. They always played every minute of every game. The more minutes together the better they got at knowing each other and communicating.

It appears that Long is going to be the guy to fill the hole in the back and that worries me.

I don't think Berhalter has any choice but to go with Turner. I don't see another option at this point.
 

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Great performance by the U20's all tournament long. Clinched a spot in the U20 WC, clinched a spot in the 2024 Olympics and won the tournament, finished with a 31-2 goal differential & Paxton Aaronson takes home the Golden Boot.

The Philly Union MLS Academy is turning out some talent.
 

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Great performance by the U20's all tournament long. Clinched a spot in the U20 WC, clinched a spot in the 2024 Olympics and won the tournament, finished with a 31-2 goal differential & Paxton Aaronson takes home the Golden Boot.

The Philly Union MLS Academy is turning out some talent.
Is Paxton related to Brenden?

Edit: He is Brenden's younger brother
 
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