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Very subpar weekend for Americans abroad, but check out this goalazzo from California native and Guayaquil City winger Michael Hoyos in a 4-1 win CD Olmedo tonight. I still think he’d be a solid addition to an MLS team and that he’d love a return home
@DanielSmith1022 @DiskerudMixPeople underrate the enormous amount of dirty work there is in this sport. Forcing turnovers, blocking shots & crosses, being able to make dangerous run in the 119th minute after starting. Paul does that and his 1v1 ability & shots & crosses aren’t elite but better than decent
@away_goals @DontTreadSoccerI put it on a lot more reasons, a lot deeper than than. But if you’re going to just go by roster compositions, there wasn’t anything from the forward positions. Dempsey was old & Altidore was either injured or coming back from injury the whole time. Central defense was poor too
Here is the hard fact: every #usmnt player (abroad or domestic) is playing worse on the national team than with his club.