Does anyone know?

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Bobles, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Bobles

    Bobles New Member

    Feb 15, 2000
    Where POPE, GOOCH and PABLO were during the Costa Rica game. I did not see them on the bench, are they injured, yellow cards? Will they be available for the Jamaica game?

  2. DonCorleone

    DonCorleone New Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    NY state.
    they were resting for more important match.
  3. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    if that's all, it's bizarre. if they're not receiving treatment, why wouldn't they be on the bench to support the team?
  4. Adam Zebrowski

    Adam Zebrowski New Member

    May 28, 1999
    isn't the roster set at 18 for any given match, so the guys mentioned weren't even on the roster to play....

    given this is a real tourney, and not friendlies, I suspect fifa has some rule about the extra guys not being on the bench...

    telefutura and unisvion always list the extra guys available to play....all 7 of them
  5. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Because an air conditiioned hotel room with room service is more restful perhaps? :)
  6. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is correct. There are more than 18 players in the "Gold Cup player pool" but only 18 named to each gameday's roster. The only people allowed on the bench are the gameday players and the coaching staff -- they don't let just anyone in.

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