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Paul Nasta

Member Since 24 Feb 2004
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In Topic: Mathias Jorgensen incoming

12 February 2019 - 11:22 AM

His role (I am guessing) is to develop and give BWP a rest here or there. We'll see if his speed is matched with good movement to be an effective 70 minute sub. 

 

His potential may be greater over time, but I think BWP will still be getting the lion's share of the minutes and that Mathias will have time (along with White) to grow into his position.

No doubt that, in the short term, BWP is still the man up front.  But the fact that RBNY paid a transfer fee and used TAM to sign him suggests that the Great Dane is going to see the field regularly.  Whether that's as a sub for BWP, or in addition to BWP when RBNY needs a goal, as a spot starter instead of BWP, or possibly as a wing, remains to be seen.  It seems that he'll be more of an offensive threat than Muyl.


In Topic: Mathias Jorgensen incoming

12 February 2019 - 11:06 AM

This kid scored for fun with OB's U19s and reserves.  It's not exactly bringing in a Piatti or Valeri level player, but hopefully this kid can get on the field and produce.  


In Topic: Adams in USA lineup

05 February 2019 - 08:08 AM

I think you're wasting Adams' talent if you play him on the right.  He covers so much ground, is so good with the ball, and is such a good tackler that he's best utilized in the center.  That's where he has the most impact on the game.

 

Bradley's role on this team may be debatable now, but it won't be in 3 years.  By then, he won't be a lock to make the roster for Qatar and, if he does, it will be as that "mentor" type, for his experience more than anything he will be able to contribute on the field.  He may see some time in qualifying, but his role will shrink to pretty much nothing over the next few years.

 

I watched Newcastle this past weekend and Yedlin seemed to be playing more as a wing or wide midfielder than as a back.  Some people don't like Yedlin, but I think he's turning into a really good player.  Use him as a midfielder and whatever defensive issues he has don't hurt as much.  If Berhalter puts Yedlin in the midfield, then Pulisic can move into the middle.  As someone posted above, a center midfield of Pulisic, McKennie and Adams is pretty good.  Having said that, I like Pulisic on the wing more, although admittedly I haven't seen him in the center too much.  If you push Yedlin up to midfield, that opens up right back for Shaq Moore (who I think has looked spotty and I don't know if he's getting time with his club), Lichaj (how old is he?), Cannon from Dallas, this Lima kid who looked good this past weekend and (don't kill me) Timmy Chandler.

 

We could use a striker though.  Boy do I miss Brian McBride.  Maybe Weah or Sargent will step up, because we need better than Jozy, Zardes and Wood. 


In Topic: Adams to Leipzig official

02 February 2019 - 09:37 AM

Thought he was as good as anyone in the first half, a little quieter in the second half.  Maybe he got tired, maybe with the lead his instructions were to play more conservatively.  But overall he was impressive, he definitely does not look out of place.  Leipzig are missing a couple of midfielders, so he may go to the bench when everyone gets healthy.  


In Topic: Random Player Name Thread 2019

31 January 2019 - 04:17 PM

Surprised RBNY wasn't in the mix for this guy, it fits their MO:

 

http://www.espn.com/...-atlanta-united