USMNT player pool for the 2014 Cycle.

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  1. Eleven Bravo

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    *all ages are the 2014 age.
    *as far as the not rated category, try not to be overly critical if someone is placed higher than another if they're in the same category. also, i did not include alternate positions for not rated players but if you think/know that a player is a different position...let me know and i'll change it.
    *the ratings of the players in the primary category are based more on where they stand today.
    *note that i am not claiming to be an expert on every single club team...so, please don't get nasty if i rated one player higher than another if a coach rates him higher. simply tell me to correct it and i will. also, if i forgot someone tell me and i'll add them.
    *An asterisk by a player's name indicates he is eligible for the olympics.
    *the purpose of this thread is to give an outline to what our player pool looks like when you lay it all out and so that we can analyze how it looks over the course of the cycle:

    GOALKEEPERS
    PRIMARY
    First Team
    1. Tim Howard (35)-[Everton]
    Primary Back-up
    2. Brad Guzan (29)-[Hull City]
    Alternates
    3. Nick Rimando (34)-[Real Salt Lake]
    4. Sean Johnson (25*)-[Chicago Fire]
    5. David Yelldell (32)-[MSV Duisburg]
    6. Kevin Hartman (40)-[FC Dallas]
    7. Matt Pickens (32)-[Colorado Rapids]
    8. Marcus Hahnemann (42)-[Wolverhampton FC]

    NOT RATED
    Keep an Eye On:
    Dominic Cervi (27)-[Celtic FC]
    Joseph Bendik (25*)-[Songdal IL]
    Luis Robles (30)-[Karlsruher SC]
    William Hesmer (32)-[Columbus Crew]
    Bill Hamid (23*)-[DC United]
    Jay Nolly (32)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Josh Saunders (33)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Tally Hall (29)-[Houston Dynamo]

    Honorable Mention:
    Chris Seitz (27)-[FC Dallas]
    Troy Perkins (32)-[Portland Timbers]
    Adin Brown (36)-[Portland Timbers]
    Brad Knighton (29)
    Bobby Shuttleworth (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Andrew Dykstra (28)-[Chicago Fire]
    Dan Kennedy (31)-[CD Chivas]

    Olympic Eligible:
    Zac MacMath (22*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Cody Cropper (21*)-[Ipswich Town]
    Josh Lambo (23*)-[FC Dallas]
    Brian Sylvestre (21*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Brian Perk (24*)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Jon Kempin (21*)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Samir Badr (22*)-[Porto]
    Earl Edwards (22*)

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Paul Rachubka (33)-[Blackpool FC]


    CENTER BACKS:
    PRIMARY
    First Team
    1. Oguchi Onyewu (32)-[FC Twente]
    2. Carlos Bocanegra (35)-[Saint Etienne] (LB-1st)
    3. Clarence Goodson (32)-[Brondby IF]
    Primary Back-ups
    4. Tim Ream (26)-[New York Red Bulls]
    5. Omar Gonzalez (26)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    6. Zak Whitbread (30)-[Norwich City]
    7. Michael Parkhurst (30)-[FC Nordjaelland] (RB-alt)
    First Alternate
    8. Jay DeMerit (34)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Alternates
    9. Chad Marshall (29)-[Columbus Crew]
    10. Ike Opara (25*)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    11. Brek Shea (24*)-[FC Dallas] (LM, LB-alt)
    12. George John (27)-[FC Dallas]
    13. Nat Borchers (33)-[Real Salt Lake]
    14. Gale Agbossoumonde (22*)-[Djurgarden IF]

    NOT RATED
    Keep an Eye On:
    Darrius Barnes (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Drew Moor (30)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Brandon McDonald (28)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Matt Besler (27)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Ryan Miller (29)-[Halmstads BK]
    Marvell Wynne (27)-[Colorado Rapids
    AJ Soares (25)-[New England Revolution]
    Rich Balchan (25*)-[Columbus Crew]
    Chris Schuler (26)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Perry Kitchen (22*)-[DC United]
    Jalil Anibaba (25)-[Chicago Fire]

    Honorable Mention
    Bobby Burling (29)-[CD Chivas]
    Jeff Parke (32)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Eric Brunner (28)-[Portland Timbers]
    Bobby Boswell (31)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Bobby Warshaw (25)-[FC Dallas]
    Ugo Ihemelu (31)-[FC Dallas]
    Ty Harden (30)-[Toronto FC]
    Carlos Borja (26)-[CD Chivas]
    Pat Ianni (28)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Michael Orozco (27)-[San Luis Potosi]
    Jordan Graye (27)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Devon McTavish (29)-[DC United]
    Jason Hernandez (31)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    David Horst (28)-[Portland Timbers]

    Olympic Eligible
    Sacir Hot (23*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Kyle Davies (25*)-[FC Dallas]
    Cole Grossman (25*)-[Columbus Crew]
    Greg Eckhardt (25*)-[VPS Vaasa]
    Sebastian Ibeagha (23*)
    Chris Taylor (25*)-[Portland Timbers]
    Moises Hernandez (22*)-[FC Dallas]



    RIGHT WING BACKS
    PRIMARY:
    First Team:
    1. Steve Cherundolo (35)-[Hannover 96]
    2. Timothy Chandler (24*)-[FC Nurnberg] (WG-1st/Back-up)
    Primary Back-ups:
    3. Eric Lichaj (25)-[Leeds United] (LB-Alt)
    4. Jonathan Spector (28)-[West Ham United] (LB, CB, RM, CDM-Back-up/Alt)
    Alternate:
    5. Sean Franklin (27)-[Los Angeles Galaxy] (CB-Alt)

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye on:
    Kevin Alston (26)-[New England Revolution]
    Frank Simek (29)-[Carlisle United]
    Jeremy Hall (25)-[Portland Timbers]
    Sheanon Williams (24*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Kofi Sarkodie (23*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Zarek Valentin (22*)-[CD Chivas]
    Tony Beltran (26)-[Real Salt Lake]

    Honorable Mention
    Brad Evans (29)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Hunter Freeman (29)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Steve Purdy (29)-[Portland Timbers]
    Dan Gargan (32)-[Toronto FC]
    Jed Zayner (30)-[DC United]
    Wes Knight (27)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Steve Kinney (26)-[Chicago Fire]
    Jonathan Leathers (28)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    James Riley (32)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Chance Myers (26)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Luke Sassano (28)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Mike Chabala (30)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Olympic Eligible
    Korey Veeder (22*)-[Columbus Crew]
    Bilal Duckett (25*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Daniel Williams (25*)-[SC Freiburg]

    LEFT WING BACKS:
    PRIMARY
    First Team:
    1. Jonathan Bornstein (29)-[Tigres UANL] (LM, CB-alt)
    Primary Back-ups/Up and Comers
    2. Heath Pearce (29)-[CD Chivas] (RB-alt)
    3. Zach Loyd (26)-[FC Dallas] (RB, CB, MF-alt)
    4. Anthony Wallace (25*)-[Colorado Rapids] (RB-alt)

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On
    AJ De la Garza (26)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Michael Harrington (28)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Chris Wingert (32)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Chris Tierney (28)-[New England Revolution]

    Honorable Mention
    Marco Vidal (28)-[CF Pachuca]
    Edgar Castillo (27)-[Puebla FC]
    Jordan Harvey (30)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Kevin Goldthwaite (31)-[Portland Timbers]
    Todd Dunivant (34)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Tim Ward (27)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Marc Burch (30)-[DC United]
    Scott Lorenz (26)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Blake Wagner (26)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]

    Olympic Eligible
    Greg Garza (22*)-[Estoril Praia]
    Sean Cunningham (22*)-[Molde FK]
    Bryan de la Fuente (21*)-[Chivas USA]
    Ethan White (23*)-[DC United]
    Tyler Lassiter (25*)-[New York Red Bulls]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Rodney Wallace (25)-[DC United]
    Fabian Johnson (26)-[VFL Wolfsburg]
    Miguel Angel Ponce (25*)-[CD Guadalajara]

    CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS:
    PRIMARY:
    First Team
    1. Michael Bradley (26)-[Aston Villa]
    2. Jermaine Jones (32)-[Blackburn Rovers]
    3. Maurice Edu (27)-[Rangers FC] (CB-alt)
    Primary Back-up
    4. Ricardo Clark (31)-[Eintracht Frankfurt] (CB-alt)
    First Alternate:
    5. Dax McCarty (27)-[DC United]
    Alternates
    6. Kyle Beckerman (32)-[Real Salt Lake]
    7. Geoff Cameron (28)-[Houston Dynamo] (CB, RB-alt)
    8. Jeff Larentowicz (30)-[Colorado Rapids] (CB-alt)
    9. Brian Carroll (32)-[Philadelphia Union]
    10. Logan Pause (33)-[Chicago Fire]
    11. Sam Cronin (26)-[San Jose Earthquakes]

    NOT RATED
    Keep an Eye on:
    Nathan Sturgis (26)-[Toronto FC]
    Collen Warner (25)-[Real Salt Lake]

    Honorable Mention
    Nick LaBrocca (29)-[Chivas USA]
    Anton Peterlin (27)-[Plymouth Argyle]
    Jack Jewsbury (33)-[Portland Timbers]
    Clyde Simms (32)-[DC United]
    Michael Lahoud (27)-[CD Chivas]
    Pat Phelan (29)-[New England Revolution]

    Olympic Eligible
    Cesar Zamora (23*)-[CD Chivas]
    Dillon Powers (23*)
    Amobi Okugo (23*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Jared Jeffrey (23*)-[Mainz II]
    Bryan Arguez (25*)-[Estoril Praia]
    Conor Shanosky (22*)-[DC United]
    Alfredo Morales (24*)-[Hertha Berlin]
    Fabian Hurzeler (21*)-[Bayern Munich]

    Nationality Question Mark:
    Tony Tchani (25*)-[New York Red Bulls]


    CREATIVE CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS/WINGERS:
    PRIMARY:
    First Team:
    1. Stuart Holden (28)-[Bolton Wanderers]
    Primary Back-ups
    2. Sacha Kljestan (29)-[RSC Anderlecht]
    3. Alejandro Bedoya (27)-[Orebro SK]
    4. Benny Feilhaber (29)-[AGF Aarhus]
    5. Jose Francisco Torres (26)-[Pachuca CF]
    Alternate
    6. Eric Alexander (26)-[FC Dallas]

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On:
    Michael Stephens (25*)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Blair Gavin (25*)-[CD Chivas]
    Danny Cruz (24*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Eric Avila (26)-[FC Dallas]
    Ned Grabavoy (30)-[Real Salt Lake]

    Honorable Mention
    Joe Gjertsen (32)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Michael Videira (28)-[New England Revolution]
    Ben Zemanski (26)-[CD Chivas]
    Stephen McCarthy (25)-[New England Revolution]
    Stephen King (28)-[DC United]
    Andrew Jacobson (28)-[FC Dallas]
    Corben Bone (25)-[Chicago Fire]
    Mike Seamon (25)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Servando Carrasco (25)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Ross LaBeaux (25)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Michael Farfan (25)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Anthony Ampaipitakwong (26)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Gabriel Farfan (25)-[Philadelphia Union]

    Olympic Eligible
    Luis Gil (20*)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Sebastian Lletget (21*)-[West Ham United]
    Matt Kassel (24*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Ryan Richter (25*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Alex Molano (22*)-[Dinamo Zagreb]
    Victor Garza (22*)-[Tigres]
    Kelyn Rowe (22*)
    Davy Armstrong (22*)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Steven Emory (25*)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Gerson Mayen (25*)-[CD Chivas]
    Zach Pfeffer (19*)-[Philadelphia Union]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Isaac Acuna (24*)-[Queretaro]
    Ryan Smith (28)-[Sporting Kansas City]



    WINGERS/SECOND STRIKERS:
    PRIMARY:
    First Team
    1. Landon Donovan (32)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    2. Clint Dempsey (31)-[Fulham FC]
    Primary Back-up
    3. Mikkel Diskerud (23*)-[Stabaek]
    Alternates
    4. Eddie Gaven (27)-[Columbus Crew]
    5. Bobby Convey (31)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    6. Chris Pontius (27)-[DC United]
    7. Robbie Rogers (27)-[Columbus Crew]

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On:
    Freddy Adu (25*)-[Rizaspor]
    Dilly Duka (24*)-[Columbus Crew]
    Josh Gatt (22*)-[Molde FK]
    Justin Mapp (29)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Kyle Nakazawa (26)-[Philadelphia Union]
    DaMarcus Beasley (32)-[Hannover 96]
    Santino Quaranta (29)-[DC United]
    Sal Zizzo (27)-[Portland Timbers]

    Honorable Mention
    Corey Ashe (28)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Shea Salinas (27)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Brad Davis (32)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Ryan Guy (28)
    Preston Zimmermann (25)-[Mainz II]
    Quincy Amarikwa (26)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Wells Thompson (30)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Peter Lowry (28)-[Portland Timbers]
    Ryan Pore (30)-[Portland Timbers]
    Lamar Neagle (27)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Jacob Peterson (29)-[Toronto FC]

    Olympic Eligible
    Alex Zahavi (23*)-[Hapoel Acre]
    Francisco Navas (22*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Moises Orozco (22*)-[Tigres]
    Fuad Ibrahim (22*)
    Jorge Flores (24*)-[CD Chivas]
    Ryan Kinne (24*)-[New England Revolution]
    Alex Dixon (24*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Joe Gyau (21*)-[TSG 1899 Hoffenheim]
    Michael Nanchoff (24*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Michael Hoyos (22*)-[Estudiantes]
    Andy Najar (21*)-[DC United]
    Diego Chavarri (25*)-[Sporting Cristal]


    CENTER FORWARDS
    PRIMARY:
    First Team:
    1. Jozy Altidore (24*)-[Bursaspor]
    Primary Back-ups
    2. Edson Buddle (33)-[FC Ingolstadt 04]
    3. Teal Bunbury (24*)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    4. Juan Agudelo (21*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    5. Chris Wondolowski (31)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Alternates
    6. Charlie Davies (27)-[DC United]
    7. Hercules Gomez (32)-[Pachuca CF]
    8. Justin Braun (27)-[CD Chivas]
    9. Eddie Johnson (30)-[Preston North End]
    10. Conor Casey (32)-[Colorado Rapids]
    11. Kenny Cooper (29)-[Portland Timbers]
    12. Robbie Findley (27)-[Nottingham Forest]
    13. Eugene Starikov (25)-[FC Tom Tomsk]

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On/Young Blood:
    Conor Doyle (22*)-[Derby County]
    Bobby Wood (21*)-[1860 Munich]
    CJ Sapong (25)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Jack McInerney (21*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Tristan Bowen (24*)-[CD Chivas]
    Omar Salgado (20*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Adrian Ruelas (23*)-[Santos Laguna]

    Keep an Eye On/Old Blood
    Jemal Johnson (29)-[Lokomotiv Sofia]
    Chad Barrett (28)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Zack Schilawski (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Zak Boggs (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Chris Rolfe (31)-[Aalborg]
    Mike Grella (27)-[Carlisle United]
    Mike Magee (29)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]

    Honorable Mention
    Bright Dike (27)-[Portland Timbers]
    Jason Garey (29)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Marcus Tracy (27)-[Aalborg]
    Steve Lenhart (27)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Andrew Cristman (29)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Cam Weaver (30)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Andre Akpan (26)-[Colorado Rapids]
    David Estrada (26)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Cody Arnoux (26)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Tommy Heinemann (27)-[Columbus Crew]
    Gabe Ferrari (25)-[Chicago Fire]
    Justin Meram (25)-[Columbus Crew]

    Olympic Eligible
    Will Bruin (24*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Tony Taylor (24*)-[GD Estoril Praia]
    Corey Hertzog (23*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Chris Agorsor (23*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Andrew Wiedeman (24*)-[FC Dallas]
    Jack McBean (19*)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Peri Marosevic (25*)-[FC Dallas]
    Stefan Jerome (21*)-[Sigma Olomouc]
    Ellis McLoughlin (23*)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Soony Saad (21)

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Danny Mwanga (22*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Sebastien Le Toux (30)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Macoumba Kandji (28)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Darlington Nagbe (23*)-[Portland Timbers]


  2. leppercut

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    Well done OP. Good encompassing list. Gaven is going to be 27 in 2014? Holy crap it seems like he has played for 20 years.
  3. ceezmad

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    Dykstra is in USL-Pro (3rd division) Charleston Battery

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/andrew-dykstra/profil/spieler_108456.html
  4. ceezmad

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    I am pretty sure Tim Ward is a RB.

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/tim-ward/profil/spieler_39057.html


  5. SeaOtter

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    Funny. Everybody says that when they're reminded of his age.......because, you're right. That effer has been around forever.

    Its something about the way that he plays too.
  6. babieca

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    FWIW I think for now I would keep players who have played for or declared their intent/desire to play for other national teams into the Nationality Question Marks category.

    I'm thinking of Doyle and Zahavi, but I'm sure there are more on the list.
  7. Wessoman

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    You missed a couple, I think:

    GOALKEEPERS:
    Nationality question marks:
    Paul Rachubka (32)-[Blackpool]

    LEFT WING BACKS:
    PRIMARY
    First Team:
    Bobby Convey (30)-[San Jose Earthquakes]

    CREATIVE CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS/WINGERS:
    NOT RATED:
    Keep an eye on:
    Hirofumi Moriyasu (28)-[Sydney FC]
  8. Wessoman

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    Well, Zahavi has leaned to the USA recently. He is nearly a lock. It really all depends whether or not he gets to the U20 WC.

    To put it bluntly, he's rightly ours unless he's Rongen'ed.
  9. ImaPuppy

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    Go read his thread in the YNT forum, he is leaning towards Israel now including a call-up for their U-21s this week. I'd be surprised if we land him.
  10. Bunbury2Agudelo

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    Hell of a job. I'm sure lots of time was taken on this, thanks for posting.

    I don't feel that bad about the striker pool...
  11. honest trade

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    Great job OP!

    Might want to add Andrew Wooten under Forward as someone to keep an eye on. He's playing for Kaiserslautern II where he has 10 goals and 4 assists in 20 games this season, including a hat trick about 10 days ago. He's currently 21 (born in '89).
  12. Skevin

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    Jesus what a list you got there OP. Much props to you. This should be stickied or something. This list essentially list every American with a pretty decent future.

    One thing I have wondered for a while now is why havent we given Todd Dunivant a try at LB? He is really freaking good for us in LA. The guy can cross really well and should be considered especially cause we are so weak at LB.
  13. aarond23

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    As comprehensive as this list is I will GUARANTEE that at least 1 player will come out of nowhere to make the 2014 roster :)
  14. LouisZ

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    I'm pretty certain sean franklin is 26, how can he only be 27 in 2014
  15. Eleven Bravo

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    thank you all for comments...i'm sorry for a few errors, but please, keep them coming because i'm sure i got a few wrong here or there. and later, i'll try to revise the list. so, that we can all follow along and know what our options are.

    also, if you know a young player to keep an eye on that i missed that's promising let me know...i'll probably add him to the olympic eligible pool though until he's on the brink of earning a call-up to the NT.
  16. Eleven Bravo

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    he's both. and as far as the USMNT is concern, i'd say it's left back or nothing for Tim Ward....and even then it's not certain.

    babieca, didn't Doyle just play for the US U-20's recently since he played for Ireland? that's the reason why i removed him from the nationality question mark list to back into the main list. if not, i'll move him back.
  17. ricksoccer

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    my early starters for world cup 2014

    Howard

    Cunningham ,Ream, Gooch, Chandler

    Donavan, Holden, Bradley, Dempsey

    Davies , Agudelo
  18. Howard the Drake

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    Doyle is with the U-20s in Guatemala right now. Minds can always change, but it's hard to not see Doyle playing with the US at this point.
  19. Eleven Bravo

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    here is my revised version of the USMNT player pool for the 2014 cycle. Again, players ages are their 2014 age. Also, i add the # sign to indicate that the player is either uncapped under Bradley if they are rated or that they are capped if they are in the not rated category. further, i added a promising youth category which separates itself from the olympic eligible pool by that those players are already starting to make a name for themselves at the club level. Also, i included some of the alternate positions for not ranked players but not all. Finally, i want to point out again that if a player is placed in the same category as another do not overanalyze where they are ranked in that category (you could change it around if you like though).


    GOALKEEPERS
    PRIMARY
    First Team
    1. Tim Howard (35)-[Everton]
    Primary Back-up
    2. Brad Guzan (29)-[Aston Villa]
    Alternates
    3. Nick Rimando (34)-[Real Salt Lake]
    4. David Yelldell (32)-[MSV Duisburg]
    5. Sean Johnson (25*)-[Chicago Fire]
    6. Kevin Hartman (40)-[FC Dallas]
    7. #Matt Pickens (32)-[Colorado Rapids]
    8. Marcus Hahnemann (42)-[Wolverhampton FC]
    9. #Tally Hall (29)-[Houston Dynamo]

    NOT RATED
    Keep an Eye On:
    Dominic Cervi (27)-[Celtic FC]
    Joseph Bendik (25*)-[Songdal IL]
    #Luis Robles (30)-[Karlsruher SC]
    William Hesmer (32)-[Columbus Crew]
    Bill Hamid (23*)-[DC United]

    Honorable Mention:
    #Troy Perkins (32)-[Portland Timbers]
    Bobby Shuttleworth (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Jay Nolly (32)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Dan Kennedy (31)-[CD Chivas]

    On the Outside
    Adin Brown (36)-[Portland Timbers]
    Brad Knighton (29)
    Josh Saunders (33)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Chris Seitz (27)-[FC Dallas]
    Andrew Dykstra (28)-[Charleston Battery]

    Olympic Eligible:
    Zac MacMath (22*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Cody Cropper (21*)-[Ipswich Town]
    Josh Lambo (23*)-[FC Dallas]
    Brian Sylvestre (21*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Brian Perk (24*)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Jon Kempin (21*)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Samir Badr (22*)-[Porto]
    Earl Edwards (22*)

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Paul Rachubka (33)-[Blackpool FC]


    CENTER BACKS:
    PRIMARY
    First Team
    1. Oguchi Onyewu (32)-[FC Twente]
    2. Carlos Bocanegra (35)-[Saint Etienne] (LB-1st)
    3. Clarence Goodson (32)-[Brondby IF]
    4. #Zak Whitbread (30)-[Norwich City]
    5. Tim Ream (26)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Alternates
    6. Omar Gonzalez (26)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    7. #George John (27)-[FC Dallas]
    8. Chad Marshall (29)-[Columbus Crew]
    9. Michael Parkhurst (30)-[FC Nordjaelland] (RB-alt)
    10. Jay DeMerit (34)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    11. Nat Borchers (33)-[Real Salt Lake]
    12. #AJ Soares (25)-[New England Revolution]
    13. #Chris Schuler (26)-[Real Salt Lake]

    NOT RATED
    Keep an Eye On:
    #Drew Moor (30)-[Colorado Rapids] (RB-alt)
    Brandon McDonald (28)-[San Jose Earthquakes] (CDM-alt)
    #Marvell Wynne (27)-[Colorado Rapids] (RB-alt)
    Bobby Boswell (31)-[Houston Dynamo]

    Promising Youth:
    Ike Opara (25*)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Ethan White (23*)-[DC United]
    Perry Kitchen (22*)-[DC United] (CDM-alt)
    #Gale Agbossoumonde (22*)-[Djurgarden IF]

    Honorable Mention
    Bobby Burling (29)-[CD Chivas]
    Jeff Parke (32)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Eric Brunner (28)-[Portland Timbers]
    Matt Besler (27)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    #Ryan Miller (29)-[Halmstads BK]
    Darrius Barnes (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Rauwshan McKenzie (28)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Ugo Ihemelu (31)-[FC Dallas] (RB-alt)
    Jason Hernandez (31)-[San Jose Earthquakes] (RB-alt)

    On the Outside
    David Horst (28)-[Portland Timbers]
    Ty Harden (30)-[Toronto FC]
    Stephen Keel (31)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Carlos Borja (26)-[CD Chivas]
    Pat Ianni (28)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Michael Orozco (27)-[San Luis Potosi]
    Bobby Warshaw (25)-[FC Dallas]
    Jordan Graye (27)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Devon McTavish (29)-[DC United]

    Olympic Eligible
    Sacir Hot (23*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Kyle Davies (25*)-[FC Dallas]
    Cole Grossman (25*)-[Columbus Crew]
    Greg Eckhardt (25*)-[VPS Vaasa]
    Sebastian Ibeagha (23*)
    Chris Taylor (25*)-[Portland Timbers]

    RIGHT WING BACKS
    PRIMARY:
    First Team:
    1. Steve Cherundolo (35)-[Hannover 96]
    2. Timothy Chandler (24*)-[FC Nurnberg] (WG-1st/Back-up)
    Primary Back-ups:
    3. Eric Lichaj (25)-[Leeds United] (LB-Alt)
    4. Jonathan Spector (28)-[West Ham United] (LB, CB, RM, CDM-Back-up/Alt)
    Alternate:
    5. Sean Franklin (29)-[Los Angeles Galaxy] (CB-Alt)

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye on:
    Kevin Alston (26)-[New England Revolution]
    Sheanon Williams (24*)-[Philadelphia Union]

    Promising Youth:
    Rich Balchan (25*)-[Columbus Crew] (CB-alt)
    Jalil Anibaba (25)-[Chicago Fire] (CB-alt)
    Kofi Sarkodie (23*)-[Houston Dynamo] (LB-alt)
    Zarek Valentin (22*)-[CD Chivas]

    Honorable Mention
    Hunter Freeman (29)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Tony Beltran (26)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Jeremy Hall (25)-[Portland Timbers] (WG-alt)
    Frank Simek (29)-[Carlisle United]
    Chris Korb (26)-[DC United]
    Jonathan Leathers (28)-[Vancouver Whitecaps] (CB-alt)

    On the Outside
    James Riley (32)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Chance Myers (26)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Luke Sassano (28)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Mike Chabala (30)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Jed Zayner (30)-[DC United]
    Wes Knight (27)-[Vancouver Whitecaps] (WG-alt)
    Steve Kinney (26)-[Chicago Fire]
    Steve Purdy (29)-[Portland Timbers]
    Dan Gargan (32)-[Toronto FC]

    Olympic Eligible
    Korey Veeder (22*)-[Columbus Crew]
    Bilal Duckett (25*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Daniel Williams (25*)-[SC Freiburg] (LB, CDM-alt)

    LEFT WING BACKS:
    PRIMARY
    First Contenders:
    1. Jonathan Bornstein (29)-[Tigres UANL] (LM, CB-alt)
    2. Heath Pearce (29)-[CD Chivas] (RB-alt)
    3. Zach Loyd (26)-[FC Dallas] (RB, CB, MF-alt)
    4. Anthony Wallace (25*)-[Colorado Rapids] (RB-alt)

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On
    Brek Shea (24*)-[FC Dallas] (LM, CB, FW-alt)
    Chris Wingert (32)-[Real Salt Lake] (RB-alt)
    Corey Ashe (28)-[Houston Dynamo]

    Honorable Mention
    Marco Vidal (28)-[CF Pachuca]
    Edgar Castillo (27)-[Puebla FC] (LM-alt)
    AJ De la Garza (26)-[Los Angeles Galaxy] (CB-alt)
    Michael Harrington (28)-[Sporting Kansas City] (RB-alt)
    Blake Wagner (26)-[Vancouver Whitecaps] (LM-alt)
    Jordan Harvey (30)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Todd Dunivant (34)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]

    On the Outside
    Marc Burch (30)-[DC United]
    Scott Lorenz (26)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Chris Tierney (28)-[New England Revolution]
    Kevin Goldthwaite (31)-[Portland Timbers]
    Tim Ward (27)-[San Jose Earthquakes] (RB-alt)

    Olympic Eligible
    Greg Garza (22*)-[Estoril Praia]
    Sean Cunningham (22*)-[Molde FK]
    Bryan de la Fuente (21*)-[Chivas USA]
    Tyler Lassiter (25*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Juan Pablo Ocegueda (20*)-[Tigres]
    Moises Hernandez (22*)-[FC Dallas] (CB-alt)

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Rodney Wallace (25)-[DC United]
    Fabian Johnson (26)-[VFL Wolfsburg]
    Miguel Angel Ponce (25*)-[CD Guadalajara]

    CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS:
    PRIMARY:
    First Team
    1. Michael Bradley (26)-[Aston Villa]
    2. Jermaine Jones (32)-[Blackburn Rovers]
    3. Maurice Edu (27)-[Rangers FC] (CB-alt)
    Primary Back-up
    4. Ricardo Clark (31)-[Eintracht Frankfurt] (CB-alt)
    First Alternate:
    5. Dax McCarty (27)-[DC United]
    6. Kyle Beckerman (32)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Alternates
    7. Jeff Larentowicz (30)-[Colorado Rapids] (CB-alt)
    8. #Amobi Okugo (23*)-[Philadelphia Union] (CB-alt)
    9. Brian Carroll (32)-[Philadelphia Union]
    10. Logan Pause (33)-[Chicago Fire]

    NOT RATED
    Keep an Eye on:
    #Sam Cronin (26)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Collen Warner (25)-[Real Salt Lake]

    Honorable Mention
    Michael Lahoud (27)-[CD Chivas] (CB-alt)
    Pat Phelan (29)-[New England Revolution]
    Nick LaBrocca (29)-[Chivas USA]
    Jack Jewsbury (33)-[Portland Timbers]
    Nathan Sturgis (26)-[Toronto FC] (CB, LB-alt)
    Ben Zemanski (26)-[CD Chivas] (CM, CB-alt)

    On the Outside
    Anton Peterlin (27)-[Plymouth Argyle]
    Clyde Simms (32)-[DC United]

    Olympic Eligible
    Cesar Zamora (23*)-[CD Chivas]
    Dillon Powers (23*)
    Alfredo Morales (24*)-[Hertha Berlin]
    Jared Jeffrey (23*)-[Mainz II]
    Bryan Arguez (25*)-[Estoril Praia]
    Conor Shanosky (22*)-[DC United]
    Fabian Hurzeler (21*)-[Bayern Munich]

    Nationality Question Mark:
    Tony Tchani (25*)-[Toronto FC]


    CREATIVE CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS/WINGERS:
    PRIMARY:
    First Team:
    1. Stuart Holden (28)-[Bolton Wanderers]
    Primary Back-ups
    2. Sacha Kljestan (29)-[RSC Anderlecht]
    3. Alejandro Bedoya (27)-[Orebro SK]
    4. Benny Feilhaber (29)-[New England Revolution]
    5. Jose Francisco Torres (26)-[Pachuca CF]
    Alternate
    6. Geoff Cameron (28)-[Houston Dynamo] (CB, RB-alt)

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On:
    Brad Evans (29)-[Seattle Sounders] (CM, WG-alt)
    #Eric Alexander (26)-[FC Dallas]
    Ned Grabavoy (30)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Eric Avila (26)-[FC Dallas]
    Stephen McCarthy (25)-[New England Revolution]

    Promising Youth:
    Blair Gavin (25*)-[CD Chivas]
    Danny Cruz (24*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Michael Stephens (25*)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]

    Honorable Mention
    Daniel Antunez (28)-[Estudiantes Tecos]
    Andrew Jacobson (28)-[FC Dallas]
    Anthony Ampaipitakwong (26)-[San Jose Earthquakes]

    On the Outside
    Gabriel Farfan (25)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Corben Bone (25)-[Chicago Fire]
    Kevin Burns (29)-[Columbus Crew]
    Mike Seamon (25)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Servando Carrasco (25)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Ross LaBeaux (25)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Michael Farfan (25)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Michael Videira (28)-[New England Revolution]
    Bryan Jordan (28)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Stephen King (28)-[DC United]

    Olympic Eligible
    Luis Gil (20*)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Sebastian Lletget (21*)-[West Ham United]
    Matt Kassel (24*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Ryan Richter (25*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Alex Molano (22*)-[Dinamo Zagreb]
    Gerson Mayen (25*)-[CD Chivas]
    Victor Garza (22*)-[Tigres]
    Kelyn Rowe (22*)
    Davy Armstrong (22*)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Steven Emory (25*)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Zach Pfeffer (19*)-[Philadelphia Union]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Isaac Acuna (24*)-[Queretaro]
    Ryan Smith (28)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Hirofumi Moriyasu (29)-[Sydney FC]

    WINGERS/SECOND STRIKERS:
    PRIMARY:
    First Team
    1. Landon Donovan (32)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    2. Clint Dempsey (31)-[Fulham FC] (FW-alt)
    Primary Back-up
    3. Brad Davis (32)-[Houston Dynamo]
    4. Mikkel Diskerud (23*)-[Stabaek]
    Alternates
    5. Eddie Gaven (27)-[Columbus Crew]
    6. Bobby Convey (31)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    7. #Chris Pontius (27)-[DC United]
    8. Robbie Rogers (27)-[Columbus Crew]

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On + Promising Youth
    Dilly Duka (24*)-[Columbus Crew]
    Josh Gatt (22*)-[Molde FK]
    Jorge Flores (24*)-[CD Chivas]

    Honorable Mention
    Kyle Nakazawa (26)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Quincy Amarikwa (26)-[Colorado Rapids]
    #Santino Quaranta (29)-[DC United]
    #Freddy Adu (25*)-[Rizaspor]

    On the Outside
    #Sal Zizzo (27)-[Portland Timbers]
    Ryan Guy (28)
    #Justin Mapp (29)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Shea Salinas (27)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Preston Zimmermann (25)-[Mainz II]
    #DaMarcus Beasley (32)-[Hannover 96]
    Joe Gjertsen (32)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Wells Thompson (30)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Peter Lowry (28)-[Portland Timbers]
    Ryan Pore (30)-[Portland Timbers]
    Lamar Neagle (27)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Jacob Peterson (29)-[Toronto FC]

    Olympic Eligible
    Francisco Navas (22*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Moises Orozco (22*)-[Tigres]
    Fuad Ibrahim (22*)
    Ryan Kinne (24*)-[New England Revolution]
    Alex Dixon (24*)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Joe Gyau (21*)-[TSG 1899 Hoffenheim]
    Michael Nanchoff (24*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Michael Hoyos (22*)-[Estudiantes]
    Diego Chavarri (25*)-[Sporting Cristal]
    Alex Zahavi (23*)-[Hapoel Acre]


    CENTER FORWARDS
    PRIMARY:
    First Team:
    1. Jozy Altidore (24*)-[Bursaspor]
    Primary Back-ups
    2. Teal Bunbury (24*)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    3. Juan Agudelo (21*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    4. Charlie Davies (27)-[DC United]
    5. Hercules Gomez (32)-[Pachuca CF]
    6. Edson Buddle (33)-[FC Ingolstadt 04]
    7. Chris Wondolowski (31)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Alternates
    8. Conor Casey (32)-[Colorado Rapids]
    9. Kenny Cooper (29)-[Portland Timbers]
    10. #Will Bruin (24*)-[Houston Dynamo]

    NOT RATED:
    Keep an Eye On:
    #Eddie Johnson (30)-[Preston North End]
    #Robbie Findley (27)-[Nottingham Forest]
    Justin Braun (27)-[CD Chivas]
    Chris Rolfe (31)-[Aalborg]
    Eugene Starikov (25)-[FC Tom Tomsk]

    Promising Youth:
    Conor Doyle (22*)-[Derby County]
    Bobby Wood (21*)-[1860 Munich]
    Jack McInerney (21*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Tristan Bowen (24*)-[CD Chivas]
    Omar Salgado (20*)-[Vancouver Whitecaps]
    Adrian Ruelas (23*)-[Santos Laguna]
    Blake Brettschneider (25*)-[DC United]

    Honorable Mention
    Chad Barrett (28)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Zack Schilawski (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Zak Boggs (27)-[New England Revolution]
    Mike Grella (27)-[Carlisle United]
    Jemal Johnson (29)-[Lokomotiv Sofia]
    Cam Weaver (30)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Andre Akpan (26)-[Colorado Rapids]
    CJ Sapong (25)-[Sporting Kansas City]
    Mike Magee (29)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]

    On the Outside
    Bright Dike (27)-[Portland Timbers]
    Jason Garey (29)-[Houston Dynamo]
    Marcus Tracy (27)-[Aalborg]
    Steve Lenhart (27)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Andrew Cristman (29)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    David Estrada (26)-[Seattle Sounders]
    Cody Arnoux (26)-[Real Salt Lake]
    Tommy Heinemann (27)-[Columbus Crew]
    Gabe Ferrari (25)-[Chicago Fire]
    Justin Meram (25)-[Columbus Crew]

    Olympic Eligible
    Tony Taylor (24*)-[GD Estoril Praia]
    Corey Hertzog (23*)-[New York Red Bulls]
    Chris Agorsor (23*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Andrew Wiedeman (24*)-[FC Dallas]
    Jack McBean (19*)-[Los Angeles Galaxy]
    Peri Marosevic (25*)-[FC Dallas]
    Matt Luzunaris (25*)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Stefan Jerome (21*)-[Sigma Olomouc]
    Ellis McLoughlin (23*)-[San Jose Earthquakes]
    Soony Saad (21*)
    Ryan Kinne (24*)-[New England Revolution]
    Andrew Wooten (25*)-[Kaiserslautern II]

    Nationality Question Marks:
    Danny Mwanga (22*)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Sebastien Le Toux (30)-[Philadelphia Union]
    Macoumba Kandji (28)-[Colorado Rapids]
    Darlington Nagbe (23*)-[Portland Timbers]
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  20. dsirias

    dsirias Member

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    Hella list!

    Rick Soccer's list is good because it assumes Bob Bradley will be the coach. Im not so sure

    Howard : a lock absent injury. His last WC most likely

    Cunningham ,Ream, Gooch, Chandler: I only envision Ream and Chandler, but as a RB

    Donavan, Holden, Bradley, Dempsey : I only see Donovan and Holden as locks. Dempsey has to be a forward in 2014 or come off the bench. He's too slow as a wide player now, much less then.

    Davies , Agudelo : This one is hard. I think Davies will be back. I see Jozy's career going off the rails. I think Agudelo and Bunbury continue to grow but only one of them growing enough Arrested development ALWAYS creeps in to some extent. And I see Cooper ( yes Cooper) making the final 23 as a sub because he will thrive in PDX and be at the height of his powers in 2014 absent injury.
  21. party1234

    party1234 Member

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    Location:
    Riverside, Ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    Corey Ashe has been good for Houston as a left back. I think he at least deserves a spot on that list.
  22. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Georgia
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Country:
    United States
    i agree he has been doing well...that is the reason why i have him in the "keep an eye on" category. hopefully, he will prove through the course of the season that he is a viable LB for us because if you notice we have no real reliable LB options.
  23. Colombolq

    Colombolq Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Country:
    United States
    It might be time to move Spector to one of the central midfield spots.
  24. El Gringo Ronaldo

    El Gringo Ronaldo New Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Irvine/Utrecht
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Country:
    United States
    How about FC Dallas' Moises Hernandez. I don't follow Dallas, but what I saw from Hernandez against the Galaxy impressed me. Plus, he's young (20) and getting minutes.
  25. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Member+

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    Location:
    Right behind you...
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Country:
    American Samoa
    He actually just turned 19 in March, but I agree. He's a good player.

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