Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by sexysadie, Oct 11, 2003.
2. Jen Grubb
3. Michelle French
Cat reddick too
she's good out wide... but we will eventually need a center. Cat has the booming leg Carla had.
No one has as booming a leg as Jen Grubb. When the hell is she going to be invited back? Didn't she grow up with Debbie Keller? Maybe that explains it.
Joy's not going anywhere until after the Olympics. So this is not even worth the debate. Grubb is, well, not fast to be polite. She also has a tendency to make errors under pressure. Is she worth an invite to camp. Yes, probably. But I don't see her making the roster. I would not take her at this point.
Joy won't leave this team until whenever she wants to, she's still the best center back up to now
wasn't boxx originally a center back?
I like Jen a lot. At the WUSA level.
But not all really good club players make the transition to the international level.
Of course we won't know till she tries (again).
I think that's more true of cherry-picking forwards than other positions.
But your last point is my main point - I could see her coming into camp and not meshing or something. But the way she's been playing in WUSA it's tough to justify not even getting a look.
I'LL just say did we see the halftime remarks by a certin soccer player doring the world cup. Maybe she should have been on this team the whole time. Sorry still bitter
Get over it. Defense was not the problem. Creating in the final third and finishing was the problem. Mitts was not the missing link in that department. I would not have chosen Mitts over any of the defenders April picked. Your a bit biased wouldn't you say?
I'd like to see Nancy Augustyniak given a run. I have no idea if she's up to it at the international level, but I was very impressed with her play this year in the WUSA.
She had a blinder of a game against Abby Wambach in the Founders Cup. A lesser performance by a central defender and Abby might have had 5 or 6 goals.
there were two NY power's midfielders who impressed me, one was Boxx and the other one i forget the name, she was kinda skinny but very tough and technical (or she might be Boston's midfielder), i thought April would call her up to the camp
Slaton , Bivens please maybe even Cristy P.Fan of Mitts yes. The facts are 3rd place with Slaton and Bivens and Heather made the a fact.
Can you restate that in English?
What about Wambach? Yeah yeah I know she is a "forward" but she has the makeup to be a very good central defender and she can always go forward on set pieces.
I could see Abby as the replacement to Joy's replacement. Does that make sense? Anyhow I see Abby scoring and dishing out assists for the next 6-8 years. I don't think squandering her scoring touch would be the best move for the team, unless some sort of uber-Abby emerges. Maybe she could pull a Brandi and anchor the back line at 30-32. My only fear is that her superior size might work against her in the foul department. The referees (at all levels) always seem to call the foul on the big chicks.
She'd actually be an interesting choice to move to center back, with Reddick. If Boxx were up to it, then Fawcett could move back to right back, where she could devastate opposing teams with her offensive runs.
And...she could let any forward with pace beat her outside. The best move April made was to place Fawcett in the center.
I thought that she was finished before the Cup, but her play in the middle gave her career new life.
( Good Gad! I never thought I'd say that! )
nope. not this go around.
get over it.