26 May 2010

Don't Tread on Me

Team USA is set for the World Cup. Discussion here. One thing is for sure, come the end of June Bob Bradley will either be a coaching genius or unemployed.

U.S. 23-man World Cup roster

Goalkeepers

Tim Howard - Everton
Brad Guzan - Aston Villa
Marcus Hahnemann - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Defenders

Carlos Bocanegra - Rennes
Jonathan Spector - West Ham United
Oguchi Onyewu - AC Milan
Clarence Goodson - IK Start
Jay DeMerit - Watford
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover
Jonathan Bornstein - Chivas USA

Midfielders

Landon Donovan - Los Angeles Galaxy
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Michael Bradley - Borussia Moenchengladbach
Ricardo Clark - Eintracht Frankfurt
Stuart Holden - Bolton Wanderers
Maurice Edu - Glasgow Rangers
Jose Francisco Torres - Pachuca
Benny Feilhaber - AGF Aarhus
DaMarcus Beasley - Glasgow Rangers

Forwards

Jozy Altiidore - Villarreal
Robbie Findley - Real Salt Lake
Edson Buddle - Los Angeles Galaxy
Herculez Gomez - Pachuca

9 comments:

  1. The Glasgow connection.


    Beasley surprise name in US squad

    Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley are both in the USA squad. RANGERS castoff DaMarcus Beasley won his fight to play in a third World Cup finals for the United States when Bob Barclay included him in his 23-man squad yesterday.

    Beasley’s erstwhile American colleague at Ibrox, Maurice Edu, was also included in the squad as was the Scottish-born midfielder Stuart Holden


    full story

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/rangers/beasley-surprise-name-in-us-squad-1.1030632

    Good luck to the USA against England !!

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  2. I don't see anything weird here. Ching has never, and I repeat NEVER impressed against top notch competition. Against lesser CONCACAF foes maybe, but not against anyone who matters. Findley offers something that no one else up front offers, i.e. speed to burn.

    Sure we are a little suspect in back, but who else would make sense back there? Bornstein will never wow anyone, but he gets the job done (just ask Costa Rica).

    I like this team.

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  3. Real Salt Lake - LOL

    Not a bad squad, stronger in defence than in attack - looks like 4-5-1 to me.

    Coaching Advice: Keep it simple, keep it tight at the back, keep it quick, break forward in numbers when you can. That's the Mourinho way.

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  4. The Aussies will have them for toast if they get that far.

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  5. A great picture for a SPOT THE BALL COMPETITION.

    Maybe someone can photoshop one in. Of course that would be a fudge!

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  6. I expect an early exit for the US team. Too bad. Their last friendly was a dismal performance.

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  7. Roger: Alas, we're sending a Championship team to the Premiership. When fans start to hold their breath over the fitness of Oguchi Onyewu, it's pretty clear to me that we're not long for the tournament. Let's hope our fitness and power can overcome our tactical naiveté and get us into the second round, which I think with this team would be a major accomplishment. I believe we're still about eight years away from a serious challenge for the Cup.

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  8. Landon Donovan had a dozen games for Everton, enough to make a big impact on the "best league in the world". Howard is likewise highly regarded.
    Maybe you won't get to the semis but you can still do well.
    Hope you do.

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  9. Just to say, the Scottish newspaper may have been more than a little contemptuous in calling DaMarcus Beasley a castoff. Rangers are broke.

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    We've made him an offer, but he's getting much higher offers from other clubs and he is going.

    Boyd, who joined Rangers from Kilmarnock in 2006, will join fellow striker Nacho Novo, winger DaMarcus Beasley and left-back Steve Smith in leaving the Scottish champions when his contract expires.

    Captain David Weir and fellow defender Kirk Broadfoot have also yet to agree new deals.
    Meanwhile, Liverpool have had a bid rejected for teenager Danny Wilson, while fellow central defender Madjid Bougherra and midfielder Kevin Thomson have all been linked with moves away from Ibrox.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/rangers/8710929.stm

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