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Must-See Goal: Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City 90

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  1. Exactly, especially with Jeff Cameron playing midfield for Stoke City while they beat Manchester United and Everton, meaning someone has just lost their starting position in midfield for the USMNT. He is playing in the English Premiere League at that position, better than EVERYONE we currently have. No more CB or RB for him Klinsmann. We lack quality in the midfield!!!

    • I remember saying years ago that Cameron’s biggest downfall was his biggest asset: athletic diversity. He’s an athletic freak that Kinnear would play him nearly everywhere on the pitch (including striker). He was the jack of all trades, master of none.

      I also like him in the midfield. It’s a marriage of all his abilities…defending, passing, some attacking and using his athletic ability to move around the pitch.

    • While I agree with you that we need a better midfield than what we had this year, lets not pretend the CB spot is not a problem as well. Our ability to play out the back is exponentially increased when Cameron is playing CB. Besler and Gonzalez, when playing against better teams, just don’t seem to trust themselves enough. They’re too engrained in conservative tactics that dictate safe, cleared balls over a riskier passing (this is why JK tried so hard to push Jones into a CB).

      I think his future all depends on the prospects coming up. If Brooks and Miazga continue gaining more experience, and find more consistency, Cameron will certainly be pushed up to DM. If guys like Kitchen, Trapp, Morales, etc. ever get to the next level, Cameron should stay at CB.


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