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Tolkin looks like the next big thing from our RB2 team, big potential hope he goes to U17 WC and plays well, is he just playing LB to get on the pitch or is that his real position.

In addition to Tolkin, any thoughts on Stroud , Lema, Koffi, Zajec , Yanes, Scarlett potential for first team.



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Tolkin looks like the next big thing from our RB2 team, big potential hope he goes to U17 WC and plays well, is he just playing LB to get on the pitch or is that his real position.

Certainly well regarded. If he's a regular with that stacked U17 team that will tell us a lot of where he stands in the current hierarchy. The amount of professional minutes on this current U17 team is stunning IMO. 


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but it's mostly minutes for guys who are in the front 4, not in defense, right? I guess Tolkin can tack on ~90 minutes to his total.


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----------Jorgen$en

---Stroud---Lema-----Epps

----------Koffi Zajec

Loebe Nealis Kilwein Buckmaster

--------------Louro

 

Would you say this is the ideal XI for RB2 going down the stretch? 


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----------Jorgen$en
---Stroud---Lema-----Epps
----------Koffi Zajec
Loebe Nealis Kilwein Buckmaster
--------------Louro
 
Would you say this is the ideal XI for RB2 going down the stretch? 


Yes. I'd continue to rotate Barlow/Jorgensen and the outside backs of: Loebe, Buckmaster, Rito, Yanes and Tolkin.
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In addition to Tolkin, any thoughts on Stroud , Lema, Koffi, Zajec , Yanes, Scarlett potential for first team.

 

Stroud / Lema are great USL players but I think they wont make it here as MLS players. Its not really their fault but MLS pays like 10x more for attacking players so getting time as a pure LW you're going against Royer / Nani caliber guys. I rate Stroud over Lema by a big distance.

 

They're both really smart players but lack physical ability speed / strength to make the step up.

 

Koffi - I like a lot, good speed / athleticism, solid passer, a very different type of midfielder from Felipe, Davis, RZA, CCJ. I know its over the top but reminds me of Nabby Keita. If he really becomes a soccer junkie, and gets his IQ up I expect 1st team chances maybe next year.

 

Zajec I dont think ive seen enough to make a judgement as of right now. Tidy player but right now missing that x factor that you need to have, is it passing, speed, dribbling ability, just needs something

 

Yanes has lost his spot last few weeks but was always solid when he played. Our fullbacks have almost all been really good Yanes / buckmaster / rito / loebe / tolkin. Rito looks ready to me but there ismnt much difference in the others.



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In addition to Tolkin, any thoughts on Stroud , Lema, Koffi, Zajec , Yanes, Scarlett potential for first team.

Stroud's numbers are MLS quality. His size is a concern. Some of his wild control on the ball he won't be able to get away with in MLS.

Lema is the Metzger, Bezecourt, Valot mold. Probably a MLS fringe player. Has improved nicely.

Koffi plays the DM role nicely. Not sure if he deserves a MLS contract at this point, but to get him on an HGP from DC was a win. If we need roster flexibility for the first team, they will officially loan him or Mines down for the season.

Zajec struggled at the start but has now shown the promise he did in his few academy loan deals in 2015 with NYRBII.

Yanes: Stock dropped this year. Had a couple good outings but Loebe, Rito, Buckmaster rate higher. Kevin O'Toole and John Tolkin are our prospects in the left back role that make Yanes replaceable.

Scarlett has a great soccer mind. He gets into position well for balls in the air but his 1v1 defending is poor. In a pinch, would probably hold his own in an MLS match. His body and mind move quicker than his feet. Watch the goals allowed against Bethlehem to see why MLS is a long shot.
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Stroud's numbers are MLS quality. His size is a concern. Some of his wild control on the ball he won't be able to get away with in MLS.

Lema is the Metzger, Bezecourt, Valot mold. Probably a MLS fringe player. Has improved nicely.

Koffi plays the DM role nicely. Not sure if he deserves a MLS contract at this point, but to get him on an HGP from DC was a win. If we need roster flexibility for the first team, they will officially loan him or Mines down for the season.

Zajec struggled at the start but has now shown the promise he did in his few academy loan deals in 2015 with NYRBII.

Yanes: Stock dropped this year. Had a couple good outings but Loebe, Rito, Buckmaster rate higher. Kevin O'Toole and John Tolkin are our prospects in the left back role that make Yanes replaceable.

Scarlett has a great soccer mind. He gets into position well for balls in the air but his 1v1 defending is poor. In a pinch, would probably hold his own in an MLS match. His body and mind move quicker than his feet. Watch the goals allowed against Bethlehem to see why MLS is a long shot.

Good analysis , I pretty much agree .



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Tonight away at Memphis

Were 2 theyre 16/18


Should get good idea of whos in tomorrow with this tn.

My guess

Jor
Stroud - Zajec - Epps
Koffi - Lema
Tolkin - Nealis - Kilwein - Rito
Louro

Just play natty ice all the time, Barlow / White are both above playing here and we need to see if its even worth keeping this kid for next year.

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i think Nealis is gonna be with the 1st team. but the rest of the 1st team guys who only play for RB2 will be in the lineup.

 

good call about Tolkin possibly getting the start. 


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I saw Roy Boateng picture in "In Focus Training for Orlando" , anyone know what is his status ?



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I saw Roy Boateng picture in "In Focus Training for Orlando" , anyone know what is his status ?


As of last Saturday:
"Both (McSherry and Boateng) are still recovering, but getting closer."
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Memphis is my second favorite team in the league, although the first match at MSU was a bit chippy. Owned by Tim Howard, coached by our original GK coach Tim Mulqueen, have our top academy players that didn't quite make it: Dan Metzger, Adam Najem, and Brandon Allen. Last years backup NYRBII keeper, Scott Levene also gets a good amount of time with them.
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As of last Saturday:
"Both (McSherry and Boateng) are still recovering, but getting closer."

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What type injury did they have?



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What type injury did they have?


Boateng had a foot injury. Word is it started at the Combine and preseason made it worse. He had a crutches and a walking boot the last time I saw him (late June).

McSherry suffered an ankle(?) injury in a game a few months ago on a nasty tackle from behind.
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