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Yea, please do (email me).. I can also invite you a closed forum for LFC fans around Europe, where we all post/communicate in real time, which is not a huge group. Mostly France believe it or not.
Back to Yedlin.. any story of him to LFC would be a little extreme, as we wasn't supposed to make our USA squad, let alone play, and though he looked like a wing wizard, he's MLS so that would be way too big a jump. Italy (Roma suggested) seems a little more feasible. And, tbh, he replaced our very best performer not named Dempsey in Fabian Johnson 28 year old rb, who makes Glenda look less than avg. He's just moved from Hertha Berlin to a bigger club in Germany, but man, can he raid down that right flank, and defend. He kept Cristiano in his pocket for 90"..
Slightly off the mark, but I'm glad you enjoyed that game and the USA performances / plus shots you might have seen of our fans around the states. If you didn't know better, you'd think we were British or Brazilian during the cup.
Back to the players, we are once again, linked with Shaqiri who was also a star, which we already knew. Now having Lallana out for 6-8 wks with a knee, immediately makes us feel thinner up top, while we wait days/weeks for Remy to be officially announced. Back to fullback, we've wasted so much time p*$$ing about 20M+ for Moreno, meanwhile Ricardo Rodríguez of Swiss/Germany looked fantastic and prob 2/3 the price.
We still need a LB, another attacker, and another striker. Of those 3, quality/affordability is the biggest obstacle in the striker area.. no Cavani, Benzema etc.. Gonna have to find another Sturridge to grow into him, Remy and Lambert.. Kristoff (er) Peterson our 20 yo has looked great so far, so I'd love to see us develop a youth striker like him, who can add 10-12 goals.. He and Ibe seem our crown jewels.
Can't wait to see them Monday in Princeton!!
A bit behind the times yes but Yedlin was a real stand out for me in what I thought was the best game of the World Cup. I thought there was a rumbling that he was coming our way and to be honest from the hour that I saw him I'd have him over Johnson every day of the week.
Rodriguez looks a special talent and Madrid wasted no time there. That'll put some pressure on Bale for sure. Ronaldo, bale and Rodriguez in teh same team will be tough to accommodate. In my mind it wont work. Neither will Suarez, messi and Neymar for that matter.
I'll drop you an email bud
A little late for me to respond to this one, as we've actually moved to sign some already. But, I was impressed by nearly everyone in the Mexican squad, especially Ochoa in goal and their left back Layun.
I was already a huge fan of (don't call me James) James Rodriguez, and we see what Madrid did... A young defender for Uruguay (Jiminez? Atletico I think), Rojo of Argentina, Mascherano really was a standout and we know him.. Ruiz of Costa Rica, only he's going on 30 now, and loaned to/from Fulham, otherwise if he were 23-24, he'd be a big star.. Daley Blind, De Vrij both of Netherlands.. Origi of Belgium, who we've apparently signed and loaned back to Lille, and 3 Americans made us all amazingly proud in Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, and Deandre Yedlin.. First two are in Bundesliga, Yedlin rumored from MLS to Italy.. Roy Hodgson too!
IMO, that was the greatest world cup there's been. Obviously I've only been alive for a handful, but it was definitely the best I remember, and miles above South Africa.. Everyone went out to put on a show and score goals. Btw, if you'd like to keep in touch, my email is jasoneman24 or on twitter @acrossthemersey..