Episode 39: Assessing the U20s in World Cup qualifying, and Alex Mendez joins the pod


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We talk about quality of the soccer being played by our U20s in the Concacaf Championship, assess individual performances in some detail, give the new USMNT roster a once-over and welcome Alex Mendez to the podcast.

  • 0:30 how the U20s have looked (not great despite the 26-2 margin of victory)
  • 11:50 the good performers (Mendez, Servania, Llanez, Pomykal, Rennicks, Araujo)
  • 26:00 the ok performers (Lindsey, Gloster, Scott)
  • 29:00 the show-me-more performers (Angking, Real, Fontana, McKenzie, Ochoa, Amaya, Perez, Rogers, Torres)
  • 32:35 the go homes after the group stage (Akinola, Dorsey)
  • 34:50 who might be added to the roster when Ramos makes his changes
  • 36:35 Sarachan’s roster for the USMNT friendlies with England and Italy
  • 46:10 Interview with Alex Mendez, 18-year-old CM for the U.S. U20s and S.C. Freiburg

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