Onyewu out, the other knee!!

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by smokey, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Country:
    Czechia
    At least it's not the other knee. If he re-injured that one, it could be very very bad. Reoccurring injuries to an already damaged knee could end his career. We just need him back to full health for the qualifiers in the summer because he is pretty much a lock when healthy. He is our best CB imo.
     
  2. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Country:
    United States
  3. dredgfan

    dredgfan Member+

    Nov 5, 2004
    Denver or NOLA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    Well, no Olympics. terrible for him, probably makes the decision easier for coaches and fans.
     
  4. Phives

    Phives Member

    May 2, 2011
    Indianapolis
    Country:
    United States
    Was it an arrow?
     
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  5. SoccerScottWV

    SoccerScottWV Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Charleston,WV,USA
    Had to scroll up to make sure I wasn't on membase :)
     
  6. Soccergodlss

    Soccergodlss Member+

    Jun 21, 2004
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Country:
    United States
    Unfortunately a pattern is starting to form. Not a good sign for the big guy.
     
  7. Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke Member+

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin Texas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    It is the other knee, and it's only eight weeks. Not too terrible. He hasn't approached Sam Bowie, Bill Walton, Greg Oden, Brandon Roy levels yet. God, i feel bad for Trailblazers fans.
     
  8. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    I already asked this question in his YA thread, but does anyone know when the Portuguese league season ends? Isn't it sooner than normal this year because of Euro 2012?

    My worry is that Gooch won't be able to get in any more games with Sporting before our first WC qualifier in June.
     
  9. Phives

    Phives Member

    May 2, 2011
    Indianapolis
    Country:
    United States
    If espn is correct it appears their last league game is May 13th.
     
  10. dsirias

    dsirias Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Neither Gooch, Boca, or Dolo will be on the WC roster in '14. My long held assertion. This news adds a little sliver of new support for my assertion.
     
  11. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    we are all holding our breath to see if you assertions are true. You might be the Nostradamus of BS! ;)
     
  12. Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke Member+

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin Texas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    Agree with Boca and Dolo. But if Gooch doesn't make WC 14 it will only be because of injuries, not because of diminishing returns.
     
  13. UPinSLC

    UPinSLC Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    SL,UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    efff, why dont you twist that knife a little more....damn trailblazers and drafting, always breaking our hearts.

    sad to hear about gooch, seemed like he was really starting to get back into the swing of things.
     
  14. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    05/13, according to Kicker
     
  15. eastcoaster

    eastcoaster New Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    Out of those 3 we need Gooch the most simply b/c he can score off restarts - and that may be how we have to win some games
     
  16. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Isn't that how like 25% of games are won or something crazy like that?
     
  17. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Our best finisher off restarts isn't Gooch, though he does draw a crowd. It's definitely Bocanegra. That said, I'll be shocked-and-a-half if Bocanegra is still our starting CB in 2014 at the age of 35. I won't be shocked if a 32 year-old Gooch is (nor will I be if he's not... he's injury-prone).
     
  18. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    this is a traditional and typical pattern .. all national teams need to have multiple top level players at each position.

    Injuries happen just like war, death, and taxes ...

    we cannot get locked in on certain players because this just happens.

    recall Tab Ramos, Ben Olson, JOB and a host of other players who had injuries that limited their career impacts.

    JK needs to be grooming the replacements for Donovan and Dempsey and should also be looking at a suite of strikers (since we have none that are all that good - internationally speaking that is).
     
  19. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    Those two days in October 2009... those awful, awful two days. The tie with Costa Rica notwithstanding.

    If Gooch and Davies get through those two days unscathed, we play in the 2010 World Cup semifinal against Netherlands. I believe that 100%.

    DeMerit had a fine World Cup, don't get me wrong. But he was no Gooch before the injury. And without Davies... we started Robbie Findley against Ghana. Robbie freaking Findley. And he was subbed off at halftime for... Benny Feilhaber.

    I weep for what might have been.
     

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