USA Roster for 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by krazymunky, May 23, 2011.

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  1. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Yeah but with us carrying only 3 true CBs and with Onyewu's recent injury problems, it's a big possibility. Plus, you should never bring a player unless you know he won't be a liability.
     
  2. cthomer5000

    cthomer5000 Member+

    Apr 23, 2007
    Raleigh NC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    I hope Bob actually uses his entire squad. He was awful at that in the World Cup and it caught up to us in the knockout stage. We can't pick one starting 11 and roll with them every game.
     
  3. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bocanegra is just fine as a centerback.
     
  4. Aduesque

    Aduesque Member

    Atlanta United
    May 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Adu should be a withdrawn striker or a CAM
     
  5. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    The only issues I have personally are with Kljestan, Rogers and Wondolowski. Sacha is really underwhelming, Rogers just isn't any good, and certainly isn't international caliber, and Wondo over Bunbury or Agudelo isn't my idea of bright either. That said, we're talking about reserves here-I don't expect Rogers to play unless we've already wrapped up 1st in the group and make wholesale changes in match 3. Sacha has got to be behind like 3 players at least, and Wondo is probably the 4th striker behind Jozy, Juan and Clint.

    I'm quite pleasantly surprised by Adu's inclusion. Even if he doesn't play but shows dedication in training, it means he's likely to get some burn in some other friendlies. It's nice to see Bradley being willing to give him a 2nd/3rd look. I think it's a positive trait.

    It seems that they are going to be working Jozy alot like a target man in a 4-4-2 with Agudelo behind him.

    Finally, I think we're going to see Dempsey up front a lot in this tourney.
     
  6. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree great finisher and makes good runs, but not very 1 vs. 1 imposing. In fact if he played for a team like Everton he would only have half the goals.
     
  7. DestroyerDaMarc

    Dec 8, 2005
    New York
    Club:
    Newcastle Jets
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still not understanding the picking of Adu and Rogers over Bedoya and Mix. Both are having (great/good) seasons with their Scandinavian sides and yet they are not playing. I hope Timmy is just tired and not thinking of switching back over to Germany, just saying.
     
  8. GVPATS77

    GVPATS77 Member+

    Aug 18, 2008
    Fullerton, CA
    Name them. I can't wait to hear the list of a half dozen guys that were inexplicably left off the roster.
     
  9. GVPATS77

    GVPATS77 Member+

    Aug 18, 2008
    Fullerton, CA
    Bocanegra, Onyewu, Ream, Goodson. That's four by my count. What am I missing?
     
  10. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Gonzalez. ;)

    Even though Whitbread would be ahead of him anyways.
     
  11. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    His tactical awareness and intelligent runs quotient are off the chart. His goal scoring is not luck. He is that good, and no not just anyone could score as well as he could for Man Utd.
     
  12. ChocolateCandy

    ChocolateCandy Member+

    Jul 23, 2009
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not too shabby. Should be good enough to get to Mexico.

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Altidore, Agudelo,Dempsey,Jones,Bradley,Donovan,Bocanegra,Onyewu,Goodson,Cherundolo,Howard[/LINEUP-4-4-2]
     
  13. chucknyce21

    chucknyce21 Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    that backline is sloooooooooooooooooooooow
     
  14. Aduesque

    Aduesque Member

    Atlanta United
    May 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's not Dwight Yorke. He's very good. Easily better than any current Nat overall. If we can get Jozy to be good at his finishing and get Adu to be a tactically aware and make consistent runs, we would have two very good players. Right now Donovan and Dempsey is are best and they aren't very good but they are close to being very good and have been for years now.
     
  15. DestroyerDaMarc

    Dec 8, 2005
    New York
    Club:
    Newcastle Jets
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More like service then?
     
  16. Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke Member+

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin Texas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    replace Goodson with Ream and I'm all there.
     
  17. MesaATLien

    MesaATLien Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goodson has had a great season and he's in form. Goodson and Ream should start together one game. I think he needs to sit Gooch for at least one game to see how they do together. Gooch has not looked good lately.
     
  18. StarvingGator

    StarvingGator Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    The Hospital Bar
    For as much consternation as there's been today, it's all been over backups who won't or wouldn't see much time. The Chandler situation is clearly complicated, but frankly you could make a reasonable argument he isn't in our strongest 11 vs. Mexico. Donovan/Dempsey are still better on the wing, and Dolo has been a defensive rock for about a year straight now. Chandler brings more going forward, but defensively I'd still pick Dolo.

    I suspect our starting lineup will be as good as it could be, for the most part, excepting the injuries and Chandler.
     
  19. jetdog9

    jetdog9 Member+

    Nov 14, 2007
    Bay Area, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A few different times in the thread Wondo vs Bunbury has come up with many people wondering how Bunbury could be passed up.

    It's possible Bunbury could have a big future down the line, but right now the numbers back up Wondolowski as a selection. Wondo was a consistent starter last season, won the Golden Boot, and hasn't dropped in form this season. Bunbury started 13 of 26 games played and had 5 goals last season.

    How many times has the strategy of speedy guy without clear finishing ability failed the USMNT? Johnson and Findley come to mind for me personally. I just watched Bunbury's goals from last season and a few of them have some real luck to them IMO. Again, I think he could have a bright future, and he may be much more the athlete Wondo is at least in speed... but Wondo scores with either foot and his head, from inside and outside the box. If he gets time in every game from the friendly on through the tournament, he will score (as long as the system is correct and chances are provided for him).
     
  20. StarvingGator

    StarvingGator Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    The Hospital Bar
    He is excellent, but he won't get the same quality of service for Mexico as he gets for Man U. He's clearly their biggest threat, but a chaotic enough midfield (something Bradley and Jones are good at creating) might be enough to stop his chances before they start. Obviously I'm taking it for granted that we won't dominate the ball.
     
  21. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    let's bring back Jay HEaps i say...I mean he was there like Rogers in the GC final last time :p :(
    Sacha has been a fave of Bob for the longest since his Chivas days...Aside from a friendly hat trick he has far been more of a disappointment than not wearing the NT shirt...I do nto think anyone (but Bob ) would argue with this.. Compared to how many chances other players get.....even more so...
    Adu?!!?!?!?! Not called for one friendly, now in the GC?!?! and no Chandler?!?! Wow, just wow....

    And i'll argue like Appoo seems to be ..Chicarito is fast and dangerous breaking the offside trap.... Bob's defense is a a turtle's lair..Hopefully the US does not get torched butr all that kid need is ONE chance... He is truly dangerous.... ManU midfield present or not...
     
  22. Mr Martin

    Mr Martin Member+

    Jun 12, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is how I would line up with the roster BB selected:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Altidore,Dempsey,Donovan,Bradley, Jones,Spector,Lichaj,Boca,Goodson,Cherundolo,Howard[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    If Onyewu were in strong form, I'd gladly start him. But I'll wait to see about that.

    I'd keep Agudelo and Wondo as the striker reserves most of the time, although starting one in the 3d Group match if advancement is locked up would be fine.

    I'd expect guys like Edu, Feilhaber, Onyewu, Ream and Bornstein to all see a start along the way. Not sure about Kljestan.

    I see Adu and Rogers as purely role-playing subs.
     
  23. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Sounds like a rich man's Wondolowski.
     
  24. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I always love the critique " he doesn't do anything he just scores".
     
  25. StarvingGator

    StarvingGator Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    The Hospital Bar
    Please, for the love of all that is right in the world, read the thread or some article before you post. Chandler was selected, but his club basically asked him not to go. So he isn't going. That's it.
     

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