Pre-match: U.S. MNT Oct. 10 vs Ecuador

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  1. PANDEMONEUM

    PANDEMONEUM Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Club:
    Asteras Tripolis
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Gotta bring Howard out of "retirement" for this one, right?
     
  4. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Nope. Bring the Gold Cup squad. That's who the manager feels LD is appropriate to play with.
     
  5. bmo180

    bmo180 Member+

    Jan 25, 2012
    I wonder who will get a rest for this one, if Jurgen calls all the World Cup vets there won't be much room for experimenting
     
  6. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Projected roster (MLS and Mexican-based players only):

    G: Rimando, Hamid, Irwin
    CB: Gonzalez, Besler, Edu, Parkhurst
    RB: Yedlin, ?
    LB: Garza, Robbie Rogers
    CM: Bradley, Jones, Feilhaber, Powers, Shipp
    W: Donovan, Dempsey, Zusi, Nguyen, Silva
    F: Zardes, Bruin, McInerney, Wenger

    Don't call: Beckerman, Wondolowski, Beasley, Corona, Castillo, Torres, EJ, Davis, Evans, Gil.
     
  7. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I honestly think it will be a split camp.

    This game against Ecuador will be primarily the A squad + Donovan.

    So we should be able to call in everyone but Seattle will be in a tough spot as they have two games during this period.
     
  8. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We could slot Wenger into rb if Yedlin comes off.
     
  9. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    My first draft looks like this

    All mls for this one.

    1st team that's funny, isnt that the world cup team?)

    ---------------dempsey-------
    --donovan--jones--bradley--zusi
    ------------------rasta-----------
    --beasley--besler---gonzo---yedlin
    -----------------rimando---------

    The replacements:

    -----------mullins,akindele---
    --serna---nguyen----wenger
    ---------trapp--powers---
    ---garza--hedges--shuler--
    ---------------hamid-----

    Wenger can play back if Yedlin needs to come off.

    Subs: akindele, wenger, nguyen, powers, garza + 1 but it would depend on the situation. I think we need to know if these guys can hang with athletes of Ecuador's caliber.

    The DNP guys would be there for the lecture on what we need to see from them at their clubs.
     
  10. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Being that it is Ecuador and not say Mexico or Brasil or Italia, JK can bring a young squad for all I care, like what we say yesterday in Prague, but for fuk's sake just start Donovan and remove him sometime in the 2nd half to a standing O the man rightfully has earned.

    Some of us should plan to do a kick ass tifo for him. Thanks for all the memories sign with like 20 cans of red, white and blue let off. Something no other U.S. player has ever received.
     
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  11. bmo180

    bmo180 Member+

    Jan 25, 2012
    Watch him play Donovan for 1 minute at Goalkeeper or something. I'm surprised the sendoff game wasn't in Prague
     
  12. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought I read somewhere that he will play for about 60 minutes.
     
  13. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    So is Bocanegra going to be included in this game as well?
     
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  14. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Got my tickets, bitches!!
     
  15. Spursfan1

    Spursfan1 Member+

    Sep 7, 2010
    Atlanta
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually it is only 15-20 minutes since his team has a game a few days later.
     
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  16. Entropius

    Entropius Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    offside
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most Euro teams are taking the weekend off, as are LigaMX clubs. MLS is not. I know they are FIFA dates, but it'd be a dick move from JK to call in a full MLS team when their clubs could be fighting for the Shield, or the playoffs, to play in a friendly when we're still about 7 months away from the Gold Cup.
    I would prefer to bring in the same guys we saw in Prague, with a few tweaks: if healthy, call Bacon and T-Bone Boyd instead of Rubin and Wood. Joe College can train with them too, i guess. And of course, Donovan. Leave Shea behind. I'd also like to see Lichaj, but i know that's not going to happen.
    For Honduras, from looking at the schedule, the only domestic players i'd call would be Zusi, Biesler, Feilhaber, Dempsey, Yedlin, and Evans. Yep, i said Evans, so we can release Fabian and/or Chandler. Also release Donovan, Brooks, Bedoya, Boyd, and Hyndman.
     
  17. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    GK: Sean Johnson, Bill Hamid, Nick Rimando
    RB: DeAndre Yedlin, Andrew Farrell
    CB: Matt Hedges, Nick Hagglund, Chris Schuler, Chad Marshall
    LB: Greg Garza, Chris Klute
    CM: Wil Trapp, Dillon Powers, Perry Kitchen, Joe Corona
    AM/Wing: Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Paul Arriola, Dillon Serna, Tommy Thompson
    CF: Gyasi Zardes, Jack McInerney, Tesho Akindele, Will Bruin

    GK: Sean Johnson
    RB: DeAndre Yedlin
    CB: Nick Hagglund
    CB: Matt Hedges
    LB: Greg Garza
    DM: Perry Kitchen
    DM: Wil Trapp
    LM: Dillon Serna
    RM: Paul Arriola
    AM: Landon Donovan(C)
    CF: Gyasi Zardes
     
  18. Goldtone

    Goldtone Member+

    Aug 8, 2013
    California
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Might there be a Tommy Thompson call up?
     
  19. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    players i wanna see: farrell, nguyen and zardes.
     
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  20. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    fwiw, MLS didn't do much of anything to get out of the way of this FIFA friendly date window (Oct 6 -14).

    We'll see if that at all impacts who JK opts to call up for the 10/10 match. My guess would be that he doesn't call in more than 2 players from any one team. (But that might be a bad guess.) --

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Date Home Team
    7:30PM EDT Toronto FC Houston MLS LIVE
    TSN
    MLS Regular Season
    at BMO Field
    10:30PM EDT Portland San Jose MLS LIVE
    MLS Regular Season
    at Providence Park

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    Date Home Team
    7:00PM EDT USA Ecuador ESPN
    UniMas
    Friendly
    at Rentschler Field
    8:30PM EDT Sporting KC Chicago MLS LIVE
    MLS Regular Season
    at Sporting Park
    10:00PM EDT Seattle Vancouver NBCSN
    TSN
    MLS Regular Season
    at CenturyLink Field

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Date Home Team
    4:00PM EDT Montreal New England MLS LIVE
    TSN2
    MLS Regular Season RDS
    at Stade Saputo
    7:00PM EDT Philadelphia Columbus MLS LIVE
    MLS Regular Season
    at PPL Park
    7:00PM EDT New York Toronto FC MLS LIVE
    TSN
    MLS Regular Season
    at Red Bull Arena
    9:30PM EDT Real Salt Lake San Jose MLS LIVE
    MLS Regular Season
    at Rio Tinto Stadium
    10:30PM EDT Chivas USA Colorado MLS LIVE
    MLS Regular Season
    at StubHub Center

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Date Home Team
    3:00PM EDT Houston D.C. United UniMas
    MLS Regular Season
    at BBVA Compass Stadium
    7:00PM EDT FC Dallas LA Galaxy ESPN2
    WatchESPN
    MLS Regular Season ESPN Deportes
    at Toyota Stadium TSN2
     
  21. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Forget Bradley, Toronto play right before and right after the Ecuador game. Lot of conflict for that date, no wonder JK was not a happy camper. Maybe we will see more of the euro young ones.
     
  22. kba4life

    kba4life Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    Claremont, California
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With the Rubin, Morris and Hyndman call ups, it wouldn't surprise me. Big thing working in TT's favor is that MLS teams in the playoff race are going to lose their shit if their best players get tapped by Juergen. SJ doesn't have to worry about since, you know, they suck.
     
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  23. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    The question really is which college players will be called up.
     
  24. Goldtone

    Goldtone Member+

    Aug 8, 2013
    California
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Come on now. The truth is Morris really impressed JK during the pre WC camp. Doubt any other college kids get called up for a while.
     
  25. burud111

    burud111 Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Connecticut
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Gyasi Zardes, Jozy Altidore

    MIDFIELDERS (9): Graham Zusi, Benny Feilhaber, Lee Nguyen, Wil Trapp, Perry Kitchen, Dillon Powers, Luis Gil, Joe Gyau, Jose Torres

    DEFENDERS (7): Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler, Greg Garza, DeAndre Yedlin, Matt Hedges, Andrew Farrell, Shane O'Neill

    GOALKEEPERS (2): Nick Rimando, Bill Hamid

    -----------Altidore-----------Dempsey------
    Zusi---------------Donovan-------------Gyau
    -------------Kitchen-------Feilhaber---------
    Garza-------Besler-----Gonzalez-----Yedlin
    ---------------------Rimando-------------------

    Left off Bradley, Wondo, and Beasley because those MLS teams have 2 games that week.
     

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