Simply put, who's on your squad if you could take anyone in the USMNT pool, not just Arena's favorites? My picks aren't that far off from who will probably make the team, but there are a few areas where the Bruce and I differ. (Obviously, some of these guys don't have the experience at the international level, but that's Arena's fault, not mine. ) ++++++++++++ Punching their tickets: Target F: McBride, Ching (Twellman gets voted off the island IMHO) Speed F: EJ, Rolfe (Wolff is just not getting it done) Withdrawn F/AM: Donovan, O'Brien (both are pretty much automatic locks when healthy) 2-way M/RM: Dempsey, Mullan (Mullan looks to be back in form - too bad Bruce hasn't noticed) LM: Beasley, Convey (automatic) DM/HM: Mastroeni, Reyna (Again, no contest, although it kills me that I don't have room for Clark here. Ricardo is my first alternate if someone in the midfield goes down to injury. I could even see bringing 7 defenders in order to have room for Clark as the 9th midfielder.) LB: Lewis, Dunivant (We need the offense these two bring, and Gibbs is the option at LB if we need a defensive look. I also like Spector here if one of these two gets injured.) CB: Pope, Onyewu, Gibbs, Conrad (I think Boca and Berhalter are the weakest links defensively. Used to be a big Bocanegra fan, but he has been guilty of some disappointing defensive lapses at Fulham this year) RB: Cherundolo, Hejduk (Frankie's experience, leadership, fitness, and versatility are the reason he goes to Germany - can't fault Bruce here) GK: Keller, Howard, Hahnemann (pretty much no controversy) Alternates: Forward: Twellman, Eskandarian Midfield: Clark, Noonan, Wolff Defense: Spector, Bocanegra, Albright Goalkeeper: Reis, Cannon ++++++++++++ I would be really happy if that squad were to represent the U.S. in Germany this summer. So...post your own line-ups or tell me what's right or wrong with mine.