U.S. U-20s prepare for 2011 World Cup qualifier: Behind the scenes

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19 Responses to U.S. U-20s prepare for 2011 World Cup qualifier: Behind the scenes

  1. Coach says:

    I feel bad for Kitchen’s ankles! HAHAHA. Don’t fall down. Doh!

  2. Micah King says:

    I know they will win. Come on U-20.

  3. Micah King says:

    If you fell so bad why are you laughing and cracking jokes on the board if you feel so bad. Or is this fail sarcasm. -___-

  4. Buddle-icious says:

    Who is the asst. coach with the glasses?

  5. anon says:

    Pleased to see that Tab Ramos is an assistant coach.

  6. socrates says:

    Interesting that Rongen’s own diagram looks more like a 4-5-1 than a 4-3-3. At 0:27 it looks like:

    Eder Kelyn Bobby
    Perry Seb
    Greg Gale [illegible – but was Ibeagha] Z

  7. FCRealdeal says:

    does it seem like the US flag is upside down behind Rongen

  8. Jacob A says:

    Nice to see our young guys getting these crazy as crap Central American experiences under their belt now. England’s or France’s U-21s probably don’t get much of some of the stuff our guys do.

  9. Aquaman says:

    Note to self: Do not make fun of Perry Kitchen and/or his physique. The locals get riled up.

  10. Turgid Jacobian says:

    I don’t know, I imagine you see quite a bit of craziness playing for your supper in Europe.

  11. wilyboy says:

    I really wish Kitchen was on their backline. He’s so solid. I fear he’s wasted midfield.

  12. offcolorcommentary says:

    Knuckle bump!! Seriously.. how long has Rongen been the U-20 head coach?? Time to move on!

  13. Hush says:

    This U.S team plays beautiful! I’m very proud of our youth systems.

    On a brighter note, I hope Andy Najar enjoys his the sub-20 W.C on TV!lol Sucka!:)
    I wish him a healthy career, but a crappy MNT career.:) just like I wish rossi, sub,hoyos, etc… sounds horrible I know, but that’s sports my friends!;)

    Guatemala get ready for a lesson in Futbol!

  14. Union says:

    What happened to Bobby Wood? Was it serious?

  15. M says:

    He had an ankle injury playing for 1860 munich and so he has had that injury coming into camp.
    However, I am not sure how serious it is.

    In his latest interview with mls.com

    He said “It’s the same issue in the back of his knee that has been bothering him since January; Wood says it flared up in Guatemala.”

  16. abc says:

    If his ankle injury is at the back of his knee, it could be serious!

  17. abc says:

    Why would Kitchen be “wasted” in midfield? One, I believe it’s his preferred position. Two, he plays plenty of defense still.

    I do think we’re better with Kitchen at CB and Okugo in the midfield, I guess I just have a problem with your use of the word wasted…

  18. PetedeLA says:

    Is it just me or does the “rapport” Rongen has with his players seem totally forced and artificial?

    When I look at the players’ body language I just see “Who is this weirdo?”

  19. George Costanza says:

    Rongen is out of his element. It is embarrassing that he is the coach of our nation’s top youth development side. He completely spoke in generalizations and slogans. We need a calm and composed coach, not some psychopath.