Non-Scandinavian YAs to Houston? Likelihood small.

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by braun, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. braun

    braun Red Card

    Feb 22, 2001
    metro Boston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Either Bradley forgets about the YAs playing Mexico or the clubs make it very hard on the players to leave.

    Fulham is the best example of course with Boca and Dempsey being joined by Johnson. Hodgson has 2-3 weeks to get his recruits meshing, so none of these guys will play in Texas.

    Reading is not exactly burning it up, so Convey stays in England.

    Herenveen is challenging for a future Champs' League spot, so is it really necessary for Mike to return?

    Benfica is slugging it out for the top place in Portugal, don't think they want Adu unavailable from the bench.

    Cherundolo seems like the only one somewhat expendable for mid-table Hannover.

    If Bradley wanted Pearce, Feilhaber, Lewis, Onyewu, Spector, or Demerit - he could have them.

    What does BS think?
  2. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    It's all about leverage.

    Fulham is trying to stay up. So everyone there stays.

    H'veen has zero leverage over M Bradley.

    SL has zero leverage over Gooch

    Adu is bench player and that isn't going to change, so he can come.

    Dolo is a lock starter with his club, so he can come.

    That's your 3-4 starters.
  3. Shaydee

    Shaydee Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    New Jersey
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    it's a FIFA date so he can call anyone he wants in.
  4. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True. But out of courtesy I don't expect to see the Fulham bunch, Derby County guys, Timmy and Adu.

    I think we'll see Convey, Dolo, Gooch and Spector.
  5. Martin Fischer

    Martin Fischer Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Kampala. Uganda
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty good list, but Adu won't miss any games, Portugal is a relatively short commute and he probably could use a substantial run given how he is only playing a few minutes at a time for Benefica. He might come.
  6. Bigrose30

    Bigrose30 Member+

    Sep 11, 2004
    Jersey City, NJ
    Last year it was Bocanegra, Howard, Convey and Dempsey.

    This year, I expect it to be Onyewu, Cherundolo, Bradley and Adu.

    Gooch and Bocanegra via rotation. Guzan should get a game so Howard won't be required. Cherundolo missed last years game so he'll be in. Bradley and Adu to show how they've improved in Europe.

    I also wouldn't be surprised to see Convey, since Beasely won't be back for awhile.
  7. leppercut

    leppercut Member+

    Oct 10, 2006
    SLC and Anchorage
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would really like for adu to start considering all that gio talk, but as long as we don't lose i'm happy.
  8. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Feilhaber, Adu, Gooch, Dolo, Spector, Bradley
  9. giffenbone

    giffenbone Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    Spector, Dolo, maaaaybe Gooch (they are fighting for top spot in the Belgian league after all), and Pearce are available.

    Everyone else has a reason to stay in Europe (fighting relegation, fighting for Europe, fighting for top spot in a league, haven't established themselves, etc) and Bradley won't call them in out of courtesy and the fact that he doesn't need them for a friendly.
  10. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    This is Mexico. They're all coming ... (half of them to sit on the bench under Bob's stare)
  11. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would be surprised to see Jay DeMerit come. Watford is already paper thin at CB right now with Danny Shittu on African Cup of Nations duty with Nigeria, and the only other viable CB on the roster is Matt Jackson, since Calum Davenport's horrendous injury. Malky Mackay recently had to come out of partial retirement to play in Watford's FA cup match against Wolverhampton.

    I realize it's an international date, but the Hornets may want to keep DeMerit around in order to save his legs.
  12. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    BB says he's only bringing 3-4 Euros, which makes sense as guys will be missing additional time for qualies.

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