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ASN Morning Read: It's All About the Damn Fullbacks

Bruce Arena has a focus and that focus is the back line. Specifically, the fullbacks. How is this always an issue? Maybe the United States Soccer Federation should start a camp specifically for right and left backs?
BY Noah Davis Posted
January 12, 2017
6:45 AM
  • Depth, man. Depth: "Certainly DeAndre Yedlin has been a good addition over the last couple of years. Fabian Johnson has played on the left side a fair amount of times," said Arena. "But there's been a bit of musical chairs at other times, so I'm trying to build two or three deep in those positions so they're ready to contribute to the program."

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  • Reinforcements arrive: "Vancouver Whitecaps winger and U.S. men's national team January camp call-up Kekuta Manneh has received his U.S. citizenship, U.S. Soccer confirmed on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Manneh, who was born in Gambia, has been living just outside Canada in Port Roberts, Washington, to maintain a residence in an effort to receive his citizenship while playing for the Whitecaps. He's not yet eligible to play for Bruce Arena's squad just yet, as he requires a waiver from FIFA. Manneh was previously called into Gambia's Under-20 national team."

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