USA National Team Thread

Discussion in 'Chelsea Off Topic Threads' started by Eddie26, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just because I want Monkee to slag us constantly so he can eat those same words in June! Plus it gives me another reason to avoid the entire USA area of this board and all the mongo's that populate it.

    Here's my preferred formation for the WC

    ---------------Keller--------------
    Lewis--Onyewu--Cherundolo--Albright
    --------------Reyna--------------
    Donovan------------------Beasley
    -------------Dempsey-------------
    ------McBride------Twellman------
     
  2. n4100

    n4100 Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Philadelphia
    What crack are you on and may I have some? Cherundolo is a midget and doesn't know how to play CB, that's why he's a RB. Think Gibbs, Pope, Berhalter, and if you hop on the BS bandwagon, Bocanegra in the center spot. Albright? Are you giving out Philly love there? Next thing you'll be advocating for Jeff Park! Won't argue with your midfield, though probably not Dempsey because he hasn't shown much when with the Nats. I'd put Twellman on the bench and if he's healthy start Johnson.
     
  3. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cherundolo------Onyewu---Gibbs------Lewis

    ------------------Mastroeni

    Beasley----------Donovan------------Convey

    ------------McBride-----Johnson
     
  4. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    I really want to get into watching USNMT, so i could cheer for them in WC and that's why i will be going to their game against Japan at SBC Park on Feb.10th.

    I know most players, but i can't say i have watched enough to make any judgement. I also wanted to start supporting the Quakes, but they are moving to Houston now.

    Anyways, go Ukraine! :p
     
  5. JoshDB

    JoshDB New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Washington State
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll choose my lineup one month before the WC.
     
  6. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    Cherundolo at center half..... *chuckles* Twellman starting....*barfs*


    It's too early to call a starting lineup but I think it's obvious we are one man short in the midfield.
     
  7. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I rate Cherundolo unlike most. I think he's a decent player and better than Eddie Pope.

    Don't doubt Twellman!
     
  8. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    So, do you really think you've got a shot of getting out of the group then?
     
  9. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, yeah... but he's a midget. He can't play center back. His speed and crossing ability are made for right wingback.
     
  10. dredgfan

    dredgfan Member+

    MLS
    Nov 5, 2004
    Denver or NOLA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    11Best got the lineup right. This being started was based on stupidity. Mongo's. anyways happy hollidays
     
  11. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, Eddie, I think n400 might be right about the crack thing........;)

    Pope is certainly only a shell of his former self.....but Stevie at CB.....yikes.
    He's way too small. I think he's just fine as RB.....but we'd get destroyed on crosses with him in the center.
     
  12. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even with Onyewu?
     
  13. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HE just isn't a CB, he is a RB. Onyweu, Gibbs, Bocanegra, Berhalter, we have enough depth there to not play him out of position. It would be like playing Paulo ferreira at CB(but much worse), when our other guys are available.
     
  14. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know what...I confused Berhalter and Cherundolo. I was sitting here wondering why everyone is getting all over me about that and how small he is so I looked them up on USSoccer.com and found:

    Cherundolo: 5-6 145
    Berhalter: 6-1 175

    My bad!
     
  15. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I'm supposing you have Keller between the posts.
     
  16. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think that's a given! He's been our best player (arguably) for the last 18 months.
     
  17. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Just making sure eddie. Maybe there are some Howard supporters out there. ;) :p

    Edit: Congratulations on being only 236 days from marriage. :D
     
  18. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah, that's why I started the thread here. I can't be bothered with the mongo's in the USA part of this site.
     
  19. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yeah, I can see that.


    I was wondering if anyone has been keeping up with Beasley at PSV. I haven't heard anything about him in forever, and I was wondering how he has been performing. I think how far the USA can go depends alot on his form.
     
  20. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=21583&cc=5901

    Doesn't look he's doing as well, 2 G's in 10 games.

    But look at Convey: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=33093&cc=5901

    Not that bad though he's not the offensive, creative forward that Beasley is.
     
  21. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    It appears that he isn't having the season he had last year. Shame. I didn't know that PSV used him as a striker though. I always assumed that he was an attacking left winger, unless they are playing that 4-3-3 formation with him on the left up top.

    Convey looks to be doing well, but he is in a lower league than Beasley which may account for the difference.
     
  22. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Don't let the fact that he's in the coca-cola league take away from his performances.There are many fine teams in the coke league, Reading are doing quite well, if he wasn't turning in quality performances, he wouldn't be starting.
     
  23. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I'm not knocking Convey playing in the coca-cola, but clearly that level of play can not be compared to Beasley winning the Dutch League and making it far in the Champions League last season.
     
  24. BED-STYPUNDIT

    BED-STYPUNDIT New Member

    Dec 20, 2005
    Brooklyn/Boston
    Though i appreciate the love for Twellman since he hasn't fairlly had a chance to prove his quality by playing with the FULL FIRST TEAM, a big difference for all you Twellman haters, to put our best wingback in the central where no one remembers him ever playing that position along with Twellman ahead of a possibly healthy and back in form Eddie Johnson, to go with a talented, but unproven Dempsey in the lineup is absolutely silly, no insult intended.
     
  25. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beasley plays on the right up top for PSV, Farfan plays on the left.

    Donovan is playing in MLS, as is Eddie Johnson and a few others, but they will be starters, should they not be due to their league strength?

    Beasley should start on the right for us, solving our biggest problem, Convey on the left.
     

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