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I don't have a twitter account...so it appears that I won't be able to vote

 

 

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16 hours ago, fknbuflobo said:

I like that alignment much better than the 4-3-3....that they are asking us to use....

Your alignment does not make you choose between the 2 def, midfielders....Perry and Wil

Akron has had great midfielders ...over the past decade....and you have several of the great ones on your team

   and to think.....that you sill have outstanding midfielders....like Adam Najem, Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Michael Nanchoff, Victor Souto, Dillon Serna and Aodhan Quinn...available to come of the bench

   of course, there are a few decent😀 players to come in off the bench...up top...Jonathan Lewis, Marcel Zajac, David Egbo, Sam Gainford, Stuart Holthusen and the underrated Reinaldo Brenes.

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By mandating a 4-3-3, they will force all of us to play Nagbe out of position at F.  Nagbe supposedly played F with Zips, but it was a withdrawn Forward position.  

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I suspect that DeAndre will win the vote for right back...based on what he has accomplished in the pros.

 

If I could vote (not on twitter)....I would cast my vote for Kofi Sarkodie.

This vote should be for how great that they were in college....

 

Soccer America chose Kofi Sarkodie as the best college soccer player in America in 2010 (they chose him over a guy named Darlington Nagbe)

Kofi and Darlington were both selected as first team all americans

DeAndre was at Akron as a freshman and sophomore and he learned and improved during his time at Akron.

Kofi was an absolutely phenomenal right back in the national championship year of 2010.

 

 

https://gozips.com/news/2010/12/24/12_24_2010_6156.aspx

 

https://gozips.com/news/2010/12/12/12_12_2010_6149.aspx

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1 hour ago, YipaZip said:

Here is my team. A few noticeable 'miss outs'.

 

 

Nice, but Teal Bunbury is not eligible for this. Players who played 2010-19.  Teal left after the 2009 season. (Drafted In January 2010 by the then Kansas City Wizards.)

 

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 2:07 PM, TennZip said:

I suspect that DeAndre will win the vote for right back...based on what he has accomplished in the pros.

 

If I could vote (not on twitter)....I would cast my vote for Kofi Sarkodie.

This vote should be for how great that they were in college....

 

Soccer America chose Kofi Sarkodie as the best college soccer player in America in 2010 (they chose him over a guy named Darlington Nagbe)

Kofi and Darlington were both selected as first team all americans

DeAndre was at Akron as a freshman and sophomore and he learned and improved during his time at Akron.

Kofi was an absolutely phenomenal right back in the national championship year of 2010.

 

 

Fortunately, there are lots of great Zips players from whom to choose in those years. Unfortunately, there are lots of great players who can't all be selected. No right or wrong to this; no way to prove which of these players would play better together than others. 

 

Soccer America may have chosen Kofi Sarkodie as a better player than Darlington Nagbe in 2010, but the 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy (best player in D1 college soccer) went to Darlington Nagbe. Kofi was a phenomenal RB for the Zips... no question. DeAndre Yedlin may not be perfect; no one is. However, DeAndre Yedlin has gone on to be the most successful professional to have ever come out of the Akron ZIps Men's Soccer program. Started his first year with the Sounders; playing in the EPL; 2014 USMNT World Cup team, etc. So, if someone votes for DeA over Kofi, they have reason to do so. There are also reasons others may vote otherwise.

 

Choosing between 3 great goal keepers was equally difficult. There were reasons to vote for any of them. 

 

Voting for all of the other positions is going to be just as tough. In the end,  to me, this all decade team is just something that gives us reason to think back on these great players and how lucky we've been that they chose to come to Akron, be a fellow student and alumnus, and to play for themselves and us. 

 

 

EDIT 2/25/20: convinced now that there is a right and wrong approach to this voting.

 

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 3:26 PM, Zip_ME87 said:

 

Nice, but Teal Bunbury is not eligible for this. Players who played 2010-19.  Teal left after the 2009 season. (Drafted In January 2010 by the then Kansas City Wizards.)

 

 

You are right. In that case, I choose Egbo. 

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3 hours ago, YipaZip said:

You are right. In that case, I choose Egbo. 

Egbo over Mattocks? 

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Well, this Team Of The Decade Twitter debacle has gone from shamefully misguided to laughably absurd.  I have not yet spoken out because I am loathe to denigrate current players.  Skye Harter has drawn the unlucky short straw in that regard, having recently depleted his eligible years.  (Sorry Skye; love you, man!). BUT who among you believes Skye Harter had a Zips career equal to Aodhan Quinn’s?  Manuel Cordeiro’s?  MUCH, Much, much less the Zips career of Richmond Laryea!  Who would you pick first on your team for 6v6 rotating scrimmage?  Seriously.  Unfortunately, local boy Skye Harter is probably fourth on this list of four.  He might say so himself.  And yet Harter leads the poll!  


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Was Bryan Gallego not Great Lakes Region First Team and All-MAC First team and NSCAA All-America Second Team in 2013? 

 

Apparently, that was not good enough to be one of the four finalists for LCB.  I believe Joao Moutinho won that spot on the All Decade team, and I have no problem whatsoever with that.  But doesn't Gallego merit some recognition?

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7 positions voted on...so far....

and not one single member of the 2010 National Championship has been deemed worthy (by the twitter universe) of a spot on the all decade team.

Chad Barson, who memorably and heroically cleared the ball off the line late in the title game....finished 4th in the voting for right center back

Perry Kitchen, who was an absolute beast in 2010...and one of the greatest college freshman that I have ever seen...finished 3rd in the voting for defensive midfielder

 

It will be an absolute shame....if Darlington Nagbe is not voted to the All Decade team

 

2010 team, you are loved and respected.....by so many fans.   Very sorry that you are not being properly honored in this voting.

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7 minutes ago, TennZip said:

7 positions voted on...so far....

and not one single member of the 2010 National Championship has been deemed worthy (by the twitter universe) of a spot on the all decade team.

Chad Barson, who memorably and heroically cleared the ball off the line late in the title game....finished 4th in the voting for right center back

Perry Kitchen, who was an absolute beast in 2010...and one of the greatest college freshman that I have ever seen...finished 3rd in the voting for defensive midfielder

 

It will be an absolute shame....if Darlington Nagbe is not voted to the All Decade team

 

2010 team, you are loved and respected.....by so many fans.   Very sorry that you are not being properly honored in this voting.

My list started with everyone on the 2010 team and then I tried to think who could fit in from there.

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I think limiting the voting to just Twitter is stupid. Facebook has the same poll capacities, and Instagram has similar capacities I believe. 2010 was 10 years ago - Facebook was and still might be bigger with the people that followed that team/era so closely, while the other years might have the Twitter advantage. I agree with @a-zip - I started with 2010 and filled it in from there. There are very few worthy of knocking off those 2010 players for 2 reasons...

 

1) Many on that 2010 team decided to COME BACK to Akron after losing the '09 title in PKs

2) They WON THE FREAKING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

 

Yedlin might be up there on the list for me because of how he has represented Akron on the National & International stages. Aside from that, while the teams that went to the College Cup 3 out of 4 years were great, none of them finished the job, and quite a few players took the pro route instead of returning to finish the job (I don't blame them, I just think the aspect of the '09 guys returning for 2010 makes them that much more special). 

 

We Are Akron. We Are Soccer Kings.

 

P.S. I don't have a Twitter so I can't vote. 

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We now have only four slots remaining.  Right?  And no member of the 2010 NC team has yet been elected?  This poll completely lacks credibility.  Same poll should be conducted on this website.  That would render more representative results, I’d wager.

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