2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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  1. kingsboy11 Queens of the World

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    I have a soft spot for Llanez with him being a former Galaxy product. But that's also a good thing about this roster is the versatility based on who's in form. I'm really excited to see what this team can do.
     
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    The U-20 always has unexpected participants. Norway and Ukraine this year.

    Canada even made the U-17!
     
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    Timo Weah time
     
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    French list is in :
    In goal it will be Lafont (Meslier, Despres)
    On defense Basila, Kamara, Cozza, Ndicka, Saliba, Sissoko, Zagadou (no Todibo, but still crazy good)
    Midfield will see Cuisance, Diallo, Fofana, Loiodice and Soumare.
    Up front Adli, Alioui, Diaby, Gouiri, Pintor and Sylla.

    This is one heck of a team on paper. If they can play together, they could steamroll everyone.

    -------Lafont---------
    Basila-Kamara-Saliba-Zagadou (I'd play 4 Cbs on the beck given their quality)
    --Cuisance--Soumare--
    --------Adli-------
    Sylla------------Diaby
    ---------Gouiri-------
     
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    Forgot to say there are mutiple 2000 players on this team (5 total, including Adli and Gouiri), which is highly uncharacteristic for french youth teams. Even more impressive is Saliba who's a 2001.

    On the other hand, Caqueret, Konate and Todibo weren't selected because they'll play U19 EC. Guendouzi will play U21 EC.
     
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    Also, Tahiti! They actually have 6 players on their roster who are playing in France, including Toulouse and Saint Etienne :thumbu:
     
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    Evilo, I never understood the Zagadou at LB experiment. This idea that he has versatility to play LB makes no sense to me. He moves well for a 6'5 player and has good passing, but he's no fullback. CB only. He'll look like a turnstile against a small and quick winger.
     
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    Yeah I agree. As I said, the CBs are soo good it's probably a good idea to play a flat 4.
     
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    Big news with the US roster two days before our first game. Julian Araujo has been added to the team replacing the injured Ayo Akinola. It's a bummer for Akinola, but the big story here is Araujo.

    Araujo being left off the roster angered a lot of fans. He deserved to make it initially, and what angered a lot of fans the most is that there is a collective freakout from American fans every time a player with Mexican heritage is left off a youth team roster. Mexico is our biggest rival in football, and there has been a lot of attention on dual-nationals in the last few years. Araujo might be the best young American with Mexican heritage, so there was a lot of concern that he might switch to the Mexican program. He's already preliminary cap-tied to the USA and nothing with his status there will change at this tournament, but there was a thought process from some that he'd switch to Mexico after not making this roster.

    Araujo likely won't play much, as he's the youngest player on the team at 17 and can play in the U20 WC in 2021, but he should be the main back up at RB and RCB. He's recently started getting games with LA Galaxy and is playing very well. He was supposed to sign with Barcelona, but wasn't eligible. Liverpool also made a run at signing him. I don't think he'll be in MLS for long.
     
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    Araujo has been very good this season for the Galaxy when he gets in. If it were up to me he'd be the starter for the rest of the season cause Feltscher can't cross a street much less cross a long ball into the box. I wasn't too bummed when he didn't make the original roster because he was dealing with an injury at the time. Once he got healthy I was sure he'd get called in.
     
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    Will probably be able to watch the games here at the lab on FOX over the internet. Wonder when it starts and when game times are. Go go USA.
     
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    Dele-Bashiru looks amazing for Nigeria today
     
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    USA in about 30+ minutes. Names to watch: Weah, Ledezma, Durkin
     
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    No Pulisic?
     
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    He's going to be with the senior team at the Gold Cup. He's way too good for this tournament anyways.
     
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    He’s been capped 25 times by the senior team. Usually don’t see players at that point step back into the youth ranks. He hasn’t played on any U.S youth squad since the U17s back in 2015.
     
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    Yeah my mistake I forgot the Gold Cup!
     
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    Should be a good game this one.
     
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    Ukraine doesn’t look to be anywhere near the level of the Americans so far here. Contemplating switching over the Uruguay-Norway game.
     
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    And Ukraine gets the opener! Lol. They have been playing better than they did in the opening 10 mins for sure.
     
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    Started out that way until the 15th minute, now Ukraine looks better.
     
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    Sweet goal 1-1!
     
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    U.S equalizes. Great movement of the ball on the buildup to that goal.
     
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