I would have said the same before this call-up simply cause I figured he'd keep flying under the radar, but now I feel like there's a chance he'll start to get some international attention. Especially considering he's actually still getting better.
If we had gotten Long earlier in his career I fully believe he'd have gone for a Miazga-esque transfer fee.
Agree, college and Seattle played him in the wrong positions. He would of been much better if he came through the red bull system.
You're underestimating Adams. If McKennie is good enough to be a lock starter at Shalke then Adams definitely has a real chance at earning himself playing time at Leipzig.
And your underestimating Leipzig's midfield. The team is stacked with guys involved with the German national team, german youth teams, and Bundesliga vets.
He is not going to beat out the German national team vets. If they are developing guys, the German youth players will win playing time since they wont count as foreign. His only shot is to beat out the guys that have consistently played in the Bundesliga.
All I am saying is let him dominate MLS before he moves on. He hasn't shown that he can shut down a team in the same manner that mastroeni did when he played for the miami fusion or how armas did when he played for the fire. When he goes abroad, he needs to be good to start at that moment
I wouldnt mind seeing Arsene Wenger as usmnt manager
At this point, we need a manager who will trust our youth players and play an attacking style that will make folks proud of the team. The big names like bradley or Altidore are no longer needed. And any other manager might bring them in to boost their individual stats instead of looking at the long term health of the usmnt program. Maybe have Henry as an assistant or usmnt Olympic team manager
They cant just call him up. We arent their USL affiliate.
When I say call him up. I meant they tell rbny that they need him and transfer him over in one of the transfer periods.
Folks are acting like he is dominating MLS and he is not. There is still room for improvement since MLS is still challenging him. From a development perspective, he will develop more here, right now, compared to a bench position in Leipzig or playing for their reserve team.
The more I think abt it, I think this would be a good move. Leipzig is a place that will continue to develop him. It is not like Miazga who went to Chelsea and didn't have a shot at playing time (luckily he went out in loan).
Also if Adam's can't get playing time, I hope we have first dibs to get him on loan. It could be a win win scenario where we get $$$ and keep Adam's for another season or two.