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Discussion in 'GROUP C: England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia' started by ImaPuppy, Jun 24, 2010.
Michael Bradley for me, he was OUTSTANDING.
Are you kidding me? Bradley outstanding? amercan side Altidor was better, at least he make our defanders doubt Donovan didn't do any thing except the goal .
For me it's M'bolhi, in the fifa site he get more point
m'bohli... hmmm. his case is strong. but when a game is won on a 90+1 goal the guy who scores it is MOTM. even if he hadn't done anything else and that's not the case.
the only other possibility imo is dempsey.
I think if you were to go watch again, you would agree that Bradley imposed his will on the midfield for 90 minutes. Algeria had no answer for his aggressiveness.
Hard to pick. Jozy was brilliant in winning the ball and holding it up. Forget the miss, everyone misses. Bradley owned the middle and his vision and passing were a big reason for all of our chances. Dempsey worked his socks off and again proved he's a legitimate contender to supplant Donovan as the golden boy. Demerritt (and the rest of the defense) was huge in back limiting Algeria to 25 yard shots. Donovan ran everything and was in the middle of everything good that we did. Mbohli kept Algeria in it and it would have been over early if he hadn't (but we had as many outright misses has he had big saves). He was big against England as well. Outstanding keeper.
Jozy did well and Donovan scored but I would give it to Dempsey. No one took more chances and had more attacking play than him and he kept Algeria on the back foot. He was even involved in Donovan's goal.
Jozy, Donovan, Bradley and Demerit were all studs, but Dempsey was my MOTM hands down.
Bradley and Cherundolo had great games.
Altidore really impressed me the way he received the ball and was able to turn. He was key to any offensive chances we had.
i love the kind of match altidore put in, and there are players at OL whom i've really appreciated, like carew some time back or gomis today, who can provide a real anchor... the rest of the team can drift back to defend in a compact block, and then send the ball up to a big target that holds onto it till the cavalry comes... thankless work but so important.
one hidden value of such players is the litmus test they provide for judging other "supporters'... gomis (or jozy) comes out on 75' dripping wet and the guy next to you whistles him off the field "you call yourself a striker?? you barely got a sniff, what do you have to be tired about???"
congratulations, you've just spent 90' sitting next to a goldplated idiot!
Bradley did it for me, but many players performed well.