Posted by Brian.MLS
on 06 February 2019 - 05:00 PM
First camp featured Allen Yanes (signed back to USL team), academy kids John Tolkin and Omir Fernandez (Omir signed). Outside of academy players (Bobocea), I haven't seen any trialist in the photos. That could be strategic.
Last year before AZ, we only had Kyle Duncan and Ish Jome, IIRC.
He's a CB who can sort of play out left. There really isn't a need for him here...at least on the wages which he'll command. He makes a lot more sense for Atlanta to spell an aging Parkhurst or slide into a 3 man backline.
But he has a famous brother, thus I agree, he fits our M.O.
In watching CCJ in USL last year, he showed a lot of promise. My concern is that he is timid/shy when he doesn't have the ball. Doesn't get into good spaces. When he has the ball, good things usually happen.
The good news is that Adams spent a year and a half looking like eerily similar in the USL before he became an absolute beast.
The bad news is CCJ can't use being a 16yr old with braces as an excuse.
The number of coaches with a Metro background is amazing.
MLS: Petke, Vermes, Gio
Assts: Fraser, Hendrickson, Razov, K. Arena
USYNTs: Ramos, van den Bergh (U19 HC), Meola, Sorber (now at LAFC), and Omid Namazi.
Now Terry Boss as GK coach with the senior team.
US Soccer Pro License is awarded to about 10 people each year. Last year, Steve Trittschuh (very losely played/trained with Metro), Ezra Hendrickson, Kenny Arena and Robin Fraser.
This year, you have Mike Petke, Gio Savarese, DVDB, and Ante Razov as candidates.
USL: Woly, Ibra, Braeden Cloutier, Tim Mulqueen, Jamison Olave, Gerson Echeverry, and John Harkes.
You have Henry at Monaco and Jesse at Leipzig.
Chris Leitch was with SJ, Richie Williams was involved with the US, DC, RB teams, Donadoni coached a bit as did Lothar, Brian Bliss did great things.