Your 2014 US World Cup Line-up

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  1. GrandaddyFranco

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    Spector --- ? --------- ? --- Bornstein

    Holden --- Edu -----------Bradley --- Feilhaber

    ---Adu--------------
    --------------Altidore-----------




    4 years is a long time. Donovan and Dempsey will be great to bring on.


  2. Angelo1405

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    I figure Jermaine Jones and Charlie Davies would be in there somewhere...
  3. GrandaddyFranco

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    Jermain jones will be 32. And Charlie Davies could turn into one of those strikers that you bring on in the second half. It all depends on how people develop around him.

    I really have no idea who can be our centerbacks. MAybe Opara will be a beast in 4 years.
  4. Schapes

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    A little harsh on Bornstein isn't it? I thought when he played that he played pretty well!


  5. ImaPuppy

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    Bornstein is one of those guys that is still REALLY raw for whatever reason. I'm hoping his time down in Mexico will help polish him because he definitely has potential...he just gets really nervous and has a somewhat poor touch (but its been getting better). He was surprisingly dangerous going forward today and took a couple powerful cracks at goal that didn't look bad, but were blocked. I have faith in him 4 years from now but he MUST develop.
  6. An Unpaved Road

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    ---------Friedel--------

    -----------------DMB
    -----Random MLSer---Gooch

    --Holden---Torres---Edu----Benny

    ----Mathis---------Gaven

    --------Heaps-----------
  7. dundee9

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    why didn't bradley play stu holden? holden's strength is posession and good service with crosses.
  8. MtMike

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    He did draw that free kick we almost scored on at the end of the game.

    He was also the only US defender that wasn't partially to blame on any of the goals. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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    BigSoccer exaggeration at it's best, folks.....
  10. Steve Dave

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    Howard

    Spector --- Gooch --------- ? --- ?

    Holden --- Feilhaber -----------Bradley --- Donovan

    ---------Dempsey-------

    --------------Altidore-----------


    Edu and Torres will will also start some games.
  11. El Michael

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    Spector and Bornstein of these 2 maybe Spector will make the team.
    Feilhaber will also be passed over by younger talent
    Adu will be lucky if he's ever called up again.


    Howard, Altidore, Torres, Edu. Bradley and Holden. We could see an entirely new back 4 I'm curious about Dempsey and Landon. they certainly will be on the team, I'm curious if any of the young guys get their starting spots
  12. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

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    If Spector and Bornstein are still on the squad, then they either GREATLY improved or we failed. And you're still clinging to the hope that Adu becomes a good player.

    ....well so am I.

    Who knows if Howard will still even be playing anymore. If so, he might even retire from the nats. He already said he's not looking to play into his mid/late 30s.
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    For a point of reference..

    Adu, Freddy Midfielder 5-8 140 06/02/89 Potomac, Md. Aris Thessaloniki F.C. (Greece)
    Alston, Kevin Defender 5-8 160 05/05/88 Silver Spring, Md. New England Revolution
    Altidore, Jozy Forward 6-1 175 11/06/89 Boca Raton, Fla. Villareal (Spain)
    Beasley, DaMarcus Midfielder 5-8 145 05/24/82 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Rangers (Scotland)
    Beckerman, Kyle Midfielder 5-10 165 04/23/82 Crofton, Md. Real Salt Lake
    Bedoya, Alejandro Midfielder 5-10 160 04/29/87 Westin, Fla. Örebro SK (Sweden)
    Bocanegra, Carlos Defender 6-0 170 05/25/79 Alta Loma, Calif. Rennes (France)
    Bornstein, Jonathan Defender 5-9 145 11/07/84 Los Alamitos, Calif. Chivas USA
    Bradley, Michael Midfielder 6-2 175 07/31/87 Manhattan Beach, Calif. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)
    Braun, Justin Forward 6-3 195 03/31/87 Salt Lake City, Utah Chivas USA
    Buddle, Edson Forward 6-1 185 05/21/81 New Rochelle, N.Y. Los Angeles Galaxy
    Cameron, Geoff Midfielder 6-3 185 07/11/85 Attleboro, Mass. Houston Dynamo
    Casey, Conor Forward 6-1 185 07/25/81 Gilpin, Colo. Colorado Rapids
    Castillo, Edgar Defender 5-7 146 10/08/86 Las Cruces, N.M. U.A.N.L (Mexico)
    Cherundolo, Steve Defender 5-6 145 02/19/79 San Diego, Calif. Hannover 96 (Germany)
    Ching, Brian Forward 5-11 195 05/24/78 Haleiwa, Hawaii Houston Dynamo
    Clark, Ricardo Midfielder 5-10 150 05/10/83 Jonesboro, Ga. Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
    Conrad, Jimmy Defender 6-2 185 02/12/77 Temple City, Calif. Kansas City Wizards
    Cooper, Kenny Forward 6-3 210 10/21/84 Dallas, Texas TSV 1860 Munich (Germany)
    Cunningham, Jeff Forward 5-8 155 08/21/76 Crystal River, Fla. FC Dallas
    Davies, Charlie Forward 5-10 160 06/25/86 Manchester, N.H. FC Sochaux (France)
    Davis, Brad Midfielder 5-11 165 11/08/81 St. Charles, Mo. Houston Dynamo
    DeMerit, Jay Defender 6-0 185 12/04/79 Green Bay, Wis. Watford (England)
    Dempsey, Clint Midfielder 6-1 170 03/09/83 Nacogdoches, Texas Fulham (England)
    Donovan, Landon Midfielder 5-8 158 03/04/82 Redlands, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy
    Edu, Maurice Midfielder 6-0 170 04/18/86 Fontana, Calif. Rangers (Scotland)
    Evans, Brad Midfielder 6-1 160 04/20/85 Phoenix, Ariz. Seattle Sounders
    Feilhaber, Benny Midfielder 5-9 150 01/19/85 Irvine, Calif. AGF Aarhus (Denmark)
    Findley, Robbie Forward 5-9 165 08/04/85 Phoenix, Ariz. Real Salt Lake
    Gaven, Eddie Midfielder 6-0 165 10/25/86 Hamilton, N.J. Columbus Crew
    Gomez, Herculez Forward 5-10 165 04/06/82 Las Vegas, Nev. Puebla F.C. (Mexico)
    Gonzalez, Omar Defender 6-5 210 10/11/88 Dallas, Texas Los Angeles Galaxy
    Goodson, Clarence Defender 6-4 170 05/17/82 Alexandria, Va. IK Start (Norway)
    Guzan, Brad Goalkeeper 6-4 210 09/09/84 Homer Glen, Ill. Aston Villa (England)
    Hahnemann, Marcus Goalkeeper 6-3 220 06/15/72 Seattle, Wash. Wolverhampton Wanderers (England)
    Hartman, Kevin Goalkeeper 6-1 174 05/24/74 Palos Verdes, Calif. Kansas City Wizards
    Hejduk, Frankie Defender 5-8 155 08/05/74 Cardiff, Calif. Columbus Crew
    Holden, Stuart Midfielder 5-10 160 08/01/85 Houston, Texas Bolton Wanderers (England)
    Howard, Tim Goalkeeper 6-3 210 03/06/79 North Brunswick, N.J. Everton (England)
    Johnson, Eddie Forward 6-0 180 03/31/84 Palm Coast, Fla. Aris Thessaloniki FC (Greece)
    Jones, Jermaine Midfielder 6-1 172 11/03/81 Chicago, Ill. FC Schalke 04
    Kljestan, Sacha Midfielder 6-1 150 09/09/85 Huntington Beach, Calif. Chivas USA
    Larentowicz, Jeff Midfielder 6-1 175 08/05/83 Pasadena, Calif. New England Revolution
    Marshall, Chad Defender 6-4 190 08/22/84 Riverside, Calif. Columbus Crew
    McCarty, Dax Midfielder 5-9 150 04/30/87 Winter Park, Fla. FC Dallas
    McDonald, Brandon Defender 6-1 185 01/16/86 Glendale, Ariz. San Jose Earthquakes
    Onyewu, Oguchi Defender 6-4 210 05/13/82 Olney, Md. AC Milan (Italy)
    Orozco, Michael Defender 5-11 160 02/07/86 Orange, Calif. Philadelphia Union
    Pearce, Heath Defender 5-10 175 08/13/84 Modesto, Calif. FC Dallas
    Perkins, Troy Goalkeeper 6-2 190 07/20/81 Worthington, Ohio D.C. United
    Pontius, Chris Midfielder 6-0 170 05/12/87 Yorba Linda, Calif. D.C. United
    Rimando, Nick Goalkeeper 5-11 181 06/17/79 Montclair, Calif. Real Salt Lake
    Rogers, Robbie Midfielder 5-10 180 05/12/87 Huntington Beach, Calif. Columbus Crew
    Simek, Frank Defender 5-11 165 10/13/84 St. Louis, Mo. Sheffield Wednesday (England)
    Spector, Jonathan Defender 6-0 180 03/01/86 Arlington Heights, Ill. West Ham United (England)
    Thornton, Zach Goalkeeper 6-3 210 10/10/73 Edgewood, Md. Chivas USA
    Torres, José Midfielder 5-7 135 10/29/87 Longview, Texas Pachuca (Mexico)
    Tracy, Marcus Forward 6-1 170 10/02/86 Newton, Conn. Aalborg BK (Denmark)
    Wynne, Marvell Defender 5-9 170 05/08/86 Poway, Calif. Toronto FC
  14. pavlovscat567

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    Okay, let me re-state: One of the worst players I've ever seen in a USMNT jersey. He added nothing to the attack.

    But it's not his fault for being born. It's Bradley's fault for ignoring Bornstein's numerous mistakes and missed chances. Same with Findley. We saw against the Netherlands that he's not up to snuff.

    What gets me about Bradley--and I think he's an otherwise decent coach--is that he repeatedly ignores poor efforts by under-performers. Clark should not have started. Findley and Bornstein should not have made the team.

    How could these things be so plainly obvious to all of us, Ives, Grant Wahl, Martin Rogers, and everyone else, yet totally ignored by Bradley? If he gets fired, which is likely, it will be because he's obtuse, not unskilled.

    If the response to all of this is that Bornstein and Findley were our best options, then we didn't deserve to leave the Round of 16.
  15. Aduesque

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    Guzan at goal
    [LINEUP-4-4-2] Adu, Altidore, Holden, Edu, Torres, Donovan, Spector, Boss, Opara, Garza, Guzan [/LINEUP-4-4-2]
  16. Master O

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    Yes, for all the flack Bornstein has received on these boards for the past several years, he has played well in his last 2 World Cup starts.
  17. YankBastard

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    Well at least I'm not the only one who mentions Garza. And Opara does look interesting. But no Bradley?
  18. Aduesque

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    Edu>Bradley
    Torres>Bradley
    Donovan>>>>Bradley
    Holden>Bradley and that's right now much less 4 years from now.
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    Perhaps Tim Ream can develope into a national team player.
  20. pavlovscat567

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    Whoa, dude. Bradely was rated one of the top 11 players in the first round of competition: he controlled the tempo, distributed, defended, and scored a key goal. What more can you ask for? He certainly played much better than Edu, Torres, and Clark.
  21. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

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    What kind of shit are you smoking? Can I have some?
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    Why no mention of Omar Gonzalez?
    Donovan and Dempsey are locks for 2014. Donovan will head over to the EPL and he will get better. Dempsey will just be Dempsey

    Keep altidore and davies together over the next 4 years. We have something with them. Adu will never become anything. Bornstein is getting better. Hopefully Onyewu gets some time for Milan. Spector is getting better in the EPL. Holden will get better playing for Bolton. Freidel will retire eventually and Guzan will finally be the number one. Bradley will continue to play well in Germany maybe move to a better side. Torres will always play at pachuca
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    Four years of trials and error will begin soon enough for the US.
  24. GrandaddyFranco

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    Bradley is our best midfielder. Come 2014 he could be the best center mid the USA has ever had. Don't be so hard on him hes twenty freaking two.
  25. Aduesque

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    I disagree, he played more, I don't see the talent in him that I see in Edu, Torres, Donovan , and Torres. As for Clark, he shouldn't be on the 2014 team but you never know.

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