Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Bigdog, Aug 17, 2002.
freddy wasnt on the roster???
I noticed that Freddy wasnt on the roster? Any reason why?
He's still not a US Citizen.
Freddy will be training with DC United for at least part of that time.
Presumably, some other residency players will be down in Florida during that time, just going by the math.
Also, the USSF article mentions the tournament in Guatemala. Do 1 or 2 of those 4 teams make it to the World Championships in Finland?
In the past, CONCACAF has gotten 3 spots in the U-17 WC. I don't believe that will be changing, so the group winners in Guatemala and Canada (where the other qualifying group plays) will go through, and the two 2nd place finishers will presumably play home-and-home for the third spot. That's what was done in 1999. In 2001, T&T was hosting, so there was no third spot up for grabs.
one of the perks of expanding the residency to 30 is that Ellinger usually brings 18 players on his tours. When there were 20 guys in camp, the who didn't make it either went home during te tour or stayed in Fla. and picked their ass.
With 30, when he takes 18, there are still enough guys left in Fla. to have a pretty good training session so those guys can still get practice and, in theory, games, though not really tough ones. (Local colleges, PDL teams, regional teams, etc..)
Theoretically, that will require a second assistant coach to stay home with the guys that don't travel, however.
CONCACAF gets 3 teams to the U17 World Championship.
The winner of the group in Guatemala that the US is in gets one bid and the winner of the other group gets one bid. The second place teams in each group then play a home-and-home playoff and the winner of that playoff gets the third CONCACAF bid.
If you recall, in 99, despite Landon, DaMarcus, Gooch, etc..., the US came in second in its group to Jamaica and had to win a playoff with El Salvador to make it to New Zealand.
Last year, because Trinidad was hosting, CONCACAF only got 2 bids and if you didn't win your group, you were SOL.