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I decided to create this topic cause I think we are due one. The Olympics are approaching fast and the qualifications even faster (guessing early 2020). I don't want to start too many rumours as nothing has been made official yet, but we should get a good look at what the initial squad will look like in the coming months. 

Which U23 players would you like to see represent our country? I'd say a front 3 of Davies-Tabla-Millar is a good start. ?

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Only trouble here is teams are not, at least I don't think, required to release players. 

If any of those players are seeing first team action, it seems unlikely they will be on a U23 team. 

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In all honesty, all three are playing at arguably the 3 best clubs in the world. I could not see how the Olympics would hurt their cause. If any of the three became a first team player, even more to celebrate!

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When do we think the best timing for us would be?  April 2012 we had a strong team but we didnt have players at big euro clubs.. I think the only guy missing was Straith.  

October 2015 was garbage.  Literally made no sense that we left off certain MLS guys only to call them to the senior game against Ghana in the same month.  Fall as we also saw this past year is an awful time for us as we won’t get first team european or MLS players.  I think April 2020 would be ideal as there will be no overlap with the senior team and MLS teams will likely be okay with releasing guys.

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There are so many factors that will contribute to determining which players will be attending.  There are also a number of young players who may emerge in the next 12-18 months.  

The cutoff is January 1, 1997 which would mean that of current MNT rotation players you could have:

Pantemis - 1997

Twardek - 1997

Godinho - 1997

Cornelius - 1997

Fraser - 1998

ZBG - 1998

Tabla - 1999

Millar - 1999

David - 2000

Busti - 2000

Phonsie - 2000

As we know, there are many other young talents that could make this squad but this is just based around our current Senior team.

Also interesting to note that Fikayo Tomori is eligible.

 

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8 hours ago, Corazon said:

There are so many factors that will contribute to determining which players will be attending.  There are also a number of young players who may emerge in the next 12-18 months.  

The cutoff is January 1, 1997 which would mean that of current MNT rotation players you could have:

Pantemis - 1997

Twardek - 1997

Godinho - 1997

Cornelius - 1997

Fraser - 1998

ZBG - 1998

Tabla - 1999

Millar - 1999

David - 2000

Busti - 2000

Phonsie - 2000

As we know, there are many other young talents that could make this squad but this is just based around our current Senior team.

Also interesting to note that Fikayo Tomori is eligible.

 

That could be a very good squad:

-------------David----Millar------------

Davies------------------------------Tabla

----------------Fraser---?-------------------

?------------Cornelius--?-----------ZBG

--------------------Busti--------------------

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9 minutes ago, Obinna said:

That could be a very good squad:

-------------David----Millar------------

Davies------------------------------Tabla

----------------Fraser---?-------------------

?------------Cornelius--?-----------ZBG

--------------------Busti--------------------

Cristián Gutiérrez !!!!!

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8 hours ago, Obinna said:

That could be a very good squad:

-------------David----Millar------------

Davies------------------------------Tabla

----------------Fraser---?-------------------

?------------Cornelius--?-----------ZBG

--------------------Busti--------------------

You could also add in 3 overage players into those positions to fill the gap, unless the rule on that has changed.

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43 minutes ago, Corazon said:

You could also add in 3 overage players into those positions to fill the gap, unless the rule on that has changed.

That’s only in the Olympics, not qualifying. Anyway, it’s depressing even looking at @Obinna ‘s XI and realizing we have virtually no shot of getting that team together. Let’s hope in the future as our pool continues to expand we get a u21 continental competition that falls on international dates so we can actually have matches for young players.  The issue is that the rest of our region is too poor to afford such a competition.  

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9 hours ago, Obinna said:

That could be a very good squad:

-------------David----Millar------------

Davies------------------------------Tabla

----------------Fraser---?-------------------

?------------Cornelius--?-----------ZBG

--------------------Busti--------------------

I know a little young but if he develops well over the next couple months, it would be interesting to see that super tall Okello kid next to Fraser in that lineup

 

I also think Tabla moved more infield as an attacking midfielder is an option 

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4 minutes ago, SpursFlu said:

I know a little young but if he develops well over the next couple months, it would be interesting to see that super tall Okello kid next to Fraser in that lineup

 

I also think Tabla moved more infield as an attacking midfielder is an option 

I agree. I think Okello has the potential to be a breakout player, but he must improve to be in that conversation.

As for Tabla, yes for sure. I would be very interested to see him in that role.

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The US released a  U23 roster and will be playing friendlies. They are taking this seriously. We on the other hand have a powerpoint from Herdman. If this is going to be like the U20 championship where literally the only time the team is together is for the tournament itself then we aren't going very far.

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GK

Sebastian Breza - 98 - serie C

James Pantemis - 97 - MLS/USLC

Dayne St. Clair - 97 - MLS ( no games)

Thomas Hasal - 99 - MLS( no games)

Alessandro Busti - 00 - Serie C

Axel Desjardins - 00 - Serie B

Matthew Nogueira - 98 - Liga NOS ( U23)

Gianluca Catalano - 00 - TFC Academy

*Joakim Milli- 00 - Serie B

*Andreas Vaikla- 97 - ELITESERIEN

 

RB

Marcus Godinho - 97 - Scot. Premiership

Zachary Brault-Guillard - 98 - MLS

Kadin Chung - 98 - CanPL

Clement Bayiha - 98 - USLC

Mateo Restrepo- 97 - NCAA

*Alexandre Fontaine - 98 - YKKÖNEN

*Matthew Morina - 97- Serie D

 

CB

Derek Cornelius - 97 - MLS

Kamal Miller- 97 - MLS

Callum Montgomery - 97 - MLS

Julian Dunn-Johnson - 00 - MLS

Kosovar Sadiki - 98 - Scot. Premiership

Rocco Romeo - 00 - NORDICBET LIGA

Scott Kennedy - 97 - 2.Liga ( Austria) 

Jonas Häkkinen - 99 - VEIKKAUSLIIGA

Santino Recine - 97 - Tercera División ( Spain)

Robert Boskovic - 98 - USLC

Thomas Meilleur-Giguère - 97 - USLC

Chrisnovic N'Sa - 99 - CanPL

Paul-Germain Togbo - 97 - LANDESLIGA HAMMONIA

Andrew Lebre - 97 - Cypriot Second Division

Klaidi Cela- 99 - TFC Academy

Yohan Le Bourhis- 00 - Montreal impact Academy

*Fikayo Tomori - 97 - Eng. Championship

*Martín Amuz - 97 - PRIMERA DIVISIÓN APERTURA

*Luke Singh - 01 - ALKA SUPERLIGAEN

*Kaeson Trench - 00 - TFC Academy

 

LB

Émile Legault - 00 - Ligue 2

Daniel Kinumbe - 99 - USLC

Ndzemdzela Langwa - 98 - CanPL

Monti Mohsen- 00 - CanPL

Diyaeddine Abzi - 98 - CanPL

Terique Mohammed - 00 - USL1

*Cristián Gutiérrez - 97 - PRIMERA DIVISIÓN ( Chile)

*Zorhan Bassong - 99 - JUPILER PRO LEAGUE

*Adrian Gapczynski - 97 - 3 LIGA - GROUP I ( Poland)

 

CDM

Liam Fraser - 98 - MLS

Noble Okello - 00 - MLS

Matis Romero - 01 - LaLiga (U19)

Matthew Baldisimo - 98 - CanPL

Michael Baldisimo- 00 - MLS

Benson Fazili - 00 - VIRSLIGA

Luca Ricci- 98 - USLC

Visar Hashani -99 - IPKO SUPERLIGA ( Kosovo)

Elliot Simmons - 98 - CanPL

*Rodrigo Santamaría - 00 - La Primera (El Salvador)

 

CM

Jordan Araujo - 99 - Premier League 2

Harry Paton- 98 - Scot Championship

Mathieu Choinière- 99 - MLS

Shamit Shome- 97 - MLS

David Norman Jr. - 98 - MLS

Malik Johnson -98 - USLC

Luca Petrasso-00- USL1

Austin Coelho- 99- Campeonato de Portugal ( 3D portugal)

Alessandro Hojabrpour - 00 - CanPL

Ethan Monaghan- 99- LANDESLIGA BAYERN SÜDOST (6D Germany)

Steffen Yeates- 00- NCAA 

Nicolas Apostol- 99 - Van academy 

Eric Davies-97- Dallas Academy

Alex Dimitriu- 97 -GIBRALTAR SECOND DIVISION

Matthew Srbely- 99 - USL1

Eldin Demir- 97 - LANDESLIGA BRAUNSCHWEIG(6D Germany)

Munir Saleh - 98 - CanPL

Dontaye Whittaker- 99- (3rd D Portugal)

Joshua Doughty- 97 - FC Arizona

*Cameron Palmer - 00 - Scot. Premiership (reserve)

*Dominik Yankov - 00 - PARVA LIGA

*Leotrim Reka - 00 - PROXIMUS LEAGUE (  2dBelgium reserves)

*Soheil Varahram - 98 - REGIONALLIGA WEST (3D Austria)

*Keani Fairbanks - 97 - Gamma Ethniki(3rd DGreece)

*Abraham Duverger- 99 - Liga Nos (U19)

*Marcin Misiak- 97 - 3 LIGA - GROUP IV ( 4D Poland )

*Michal Misiak-97 - 3 LIGA - GROUP IV ( 4D Poland )

*Vasco Fry - 00 - Van whitecaps Academy

 

LM

Kris Twardek- 97 - League of Ireland

Dario Zanatta- 97 - Scot. championship

Ben Paton - 00 - premier league 2

Glenn Muenkat- 99 - CanPL

James Cox - 97 - without club.

 

RM

Noah Verhoeven - 99 - CanPL

Dante Campbell - 99 - USL1

Diego Gutiérrez - 97 - CanPL

*Sebastien Rondeau-00- La Primera (El Salvador)

 

AM

Tristan Borges - 98 - CanPL

Luca Uccello- 97 - USLC

Dominic Grondin- 98 - YKKÖNEN( 2D Finland)

Aidan Daniels- 98 - USLC

Germain Hounsiagama - 97 - OBERLIGA HAMBURG ( 5D Germany)

Nicolás Galvis- 97- CanPL

Luka Gluscevic- 98- West Virginia

Emilio Estevez- 98 - CanPL

Simon Colyn- 02- MLS

James Dunning- 02- U17 EREDIVISIE

*Ferdi Kadioglu - 99- Super Lig

*Ajdin Sarcevic- 98 -Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

*Teodor Dinca-Panaitescu - 99 - OBERLIGA WESTFALEN (U19)

 

Left Wing

Alphonso Davies - 00- BUNDESLIGA

Ballou Tabla - 99- LaLiga 2

Adonijah Reid - 99 - Ligue 2

David Choinière - 97 - CanPL

Terran Campbell- 98- CanPL 

Richie Ennin- 98 - VIRSLIGA

Soroush Teymouri- 97- 3. HNL

Marcel Zajac- 98 - CanPL

*Yuri Ruh Dos Santos - 98 - GIBRALTAR PREMIER DIVISION

*Suraphael Mangstu - 00- OBERLIGA RHEINLAND-PFALZ/SAAR

 

Right Wing 

Gabriel Boakye- 98 - REGIONALLIGA WEST

Malyk Hamilton- 99- CanPL

Kunle Dada-Luke- 00 - TFC Academy

Duwayne Ewart- 98 - League one Ontario

Francisco Fernandez- 98 - Primera B de Chile

*Theodor Corbeanu - 02 - U18 premier league

 

CF

Jonathan David - 00 - JUPILER PRO LEAGUE

Liam Millar - 99 - Scot. Premier league

Theo Bair- 99- MLS

Aramis Kouzine - 98 - PERSHA LIHA (2D Ukraine)

Shaan Hundal- 99 - USLC

Chaim Roserie- 98 - SEGUNDA DIVISIÓN B - GRUPO III

Vincent Lamy- 98 - CanPL

Jordan Perruzza- 01 - USL1

*Ayo Akinola- 00 - MLS

*Charles-Andreas Brym - 98 - Ligue 1 ( B team)

*Aleksa Markovic- 97 - SuperLiga Serbia (without a club)

*Amer Halilic - 98 - without a club

*Mc Jeffrey Pierre - 99 - Mem Martins Sport Clube

*Raheem Taylor-Parkes- 98 - without Club

 

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, dyslexic nam said:

The funny thing is how close this is to a legit starting 11 for our senior squad (with a few obvious exceptions). 

Us: "Oh hi Mr. Professional team"

Team: "Hi...wut"

Us: "Well, you know, just wanted to thank you for releasing our players for Nations League Qualifying, Gold Cup, Nations League, World Cup Qualifying and possibly some friendlies...."

Team: "Yeah, well.... sure... big brother says we have to..."

Us: "Now about the Olympics..."

 

Team: "the office no GIF "

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1 minute ago, admin said:

Us: "Oh hi Mr. Professional team"

Team: "Hi...wut"

Us: "Well, you know, just wanted to thank you for releasing our players for Nations League Qualifying, Gold Cup and Nations League"

Team: "Yeah, well.... sure... big brother says we have to..."

Us: "Now about the Olympics..."

the office no GIF 

Yeah, there's that.  But you know what? I am still riding high on our win so I am going to keep daydreaming.  

bored rick and morty GIF by HULU

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9 minutes ago, admin said:

Team: "Yeah, well.... sure... big brother says we have to..."

Us: "Now about the Olympics..."

Team: "the office no GIF "

Will we do the ballsy thing and say to clubs "we won't call these guys in Sept if you give them to us for an extra 10 days in October."

Would clubs say yes? 

Fewer flights across the Atlantic.

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