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Maybe just give him a full season with RB2?

 

He's young enough where it makes sense.  I personally think he'll put up a hell of a scoring rate and then we'll have to elevate him next year.

He tore shit up last time with the baby bulls. I think he has proven to be more effective than Brandon Allen in the MLS, so hopefully getting a run of games helps him out.

 

What a weird time for the kid though: signed from Africa, a few games here and there (with goals) with a club winning games, then a demotion to the reserves, and then basically jettisoned to Europe to a team with an unstable coaching situation....and now back to square one.



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He tore shit up last time with the baby bulls. I think he has proven to be more effective than Brandon Allen in the MLS, so hopefully getting a run of games helps him out.

 

What a weird time for the kid though: signed from Africa, a few games here and there (with goals) with a club winning games, then a demotion to the reserves, and then basically jettisoned to Europe to a team with an unstable coaching situation....and now back to square one.

don't forget he was getting call ins from the Cameroon Nat Team and now he is not.  Hope the kid can rebound for himself and us!  

Maybe having another kid from Cameroon on the team will help.


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There's plenty of french speakers on the team, so it shouldn't be an issue. 


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Kinda prefer Abang over Robbie Findley.  Abang is young and has talent.  Needs some coaching up, how to hone his skills.  Findley, IMO, just sucks.



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What a weird time for the kid though: signed from Africa, a few games here and there (with goals) with a club winning games, then a demotion to the reserves, and then basically jettisoned to Europe to a team with an unstable coaching situation....and now back to square one.

They probably found one he's really 35... :)


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They probably found one he's really 35... :)

We joke, but he did play in Cameroon's youth national teams.  Youth teams like that are where a lot of the age "discrepancies" have came from in the past.


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.


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We joke, but he did play in Cameroon's youth national teams.  Youth teams like that are where a lot of the age "discrepancies" have came from in the past.

Remember, there was absolutely no record of an "Anatole Abang" before he trialed with us. And Rainbow FC is a notoriously shady organization (some Philly writer had a terrific write-up on it; it's not a club, it's an extortion funnel). I would bet A LOT that Abang is not really 20... and is not really named "Abang".


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Abang has so much raw ability.  Was inconsistent but I believe that should be expected with someone his age. (If his age is accurate anyway)

 

Big kid, good speed, and really skilled with the ball.

 

What he's got is size and athleticism, his skill on the ball and movement off it are what's seriously lacking. He's a bull in a china shop out there, he still needs to clean up his first touch and get on the same page as the rest of the team before I think he can contribute meaningfully.

 

I'd still prefer him to Allen as a late game target striker though, assuming we aren't gonna spend on a new one. A guy who can cause chaos in the box through sheer tenacity is something we're missing, and probably the only situation Abang would thrive in right now.



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Remember, there was absolutely no record of an "Anatole Abang" before he trialed with us. And Rainbow FC is a notoriously shady organization (some Philly writer had a terrific write-up on it; it's not a club, it's an extortion funnel). I would bet A LOT that Abang is not really 20... and is not really named "Abang".

....what

 

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He was great for us during that stretch in 2015 when he scored like 4 goals in 5 or 6 games.  And he nearly got us over the line and into MLS Cup against Columbus.  Not sure why things went south last season, but I am still bullish on Abang.  Think he has tremendous upside.  



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As a lone striker I agree he lacks technique and awareness right now. But if its the kind of game where they're hitting longballs upfield to bypass the midfield, or have been reduced to hopeful crosses into the box (playoffs?!), Abang knocking the ball down for BWP to go poaching isn't a bad Plan C.

 

If Marsch had put him on earlier against Columbus I'm fairly confident Metro scores the other goal.



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If Marsch had put him on earlier against Columbus I'm fairly confident Metro scores the other goal.

Marsch making a tactical sub early in the second half, that's funny stuff.

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Remember, there was absolutely no record of an "Anatole Abang" before he trialed with us. And Rainbow FC is a notoriously shady organization (some Philly writer had a terrific write-up on it; it's not a club, it's an extortion funnel). I would bet A LOT that Abang is not really 20... and is not really named "Abang".


This might be the article you mean?

https://www.google.c...s?client=safari


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His name's not George Stone, either. 

 

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RIP Cesar Castello and Mike Vallo

 

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This might be the article you mean?

https://www.google.c...s?client=safari

http://www.phillysoc...-of-rainbow-fc/

 

This is probably the one he's referring to, but OaM has a couple too.


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.





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