USA Squad vs. Brazil

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Kevin8833, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL

    Goalkeepers (2): Tim Howard (Everton FC), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
    Defenders (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Frank Simek (Sheffield Wednesday), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
    Midfielders (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Bobby Convey (Reading FC), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
    Forwards (4): Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (Kansas City Wizards), Josh Wolff (1860 Munich)
  2. Beazley17

    Beazley17 Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    South Florida
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would we call in Davy over Altidore? I dont care about the injury, its minor
  3. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    I am very, very dissapointed to not see Adu, Altidore, Clark, and Parkhurst!! The first XI should be ok but it's the same crap all over again, we should have just kept Arena it's no different. Gooch and Boca are going to get dominated all game long. How are we going to improve bringing out the same lineup every single game, and when someone plays bad their spot is handed right back to them? this is a big problem and that is one of the main reasons we need a succesful foreign coach.
  4. Shabs

    Shabs Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Aside from the "nepotism" angle, is there a logical reason(s) why Ricardo Clark was left off?
  5. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Davy Arnuad...uh

    Josh Wolff....uh

    Bob you job!!!
  6. braun

    braun Red Card

    Feb 22, 2001
    metro Boston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Coach's interest in Wolff makes sense. Ching is out. Twellman is not trustworthy. Altidore is too raw. We play two matches on European soil in OCT.
    We all considered Bornstein in - well, he's not.
    Although Mastro and Feilhaber were injured, they were chosen.
    Now if they surprise us in the way they play vs Brazil - coach is on the way to saving his job.
  7. crusader06

    crusader06 New Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    wow no altidore. who saw this coming?????
  8. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Name GP GS Min G A SOG
    Davy Arnaud 23 23 2047 4 6 23
    Jozy Altidore 17 12 1087 8 4 16

    Davy is 27
    Jozy is 17

    Doesn't make sense.
  9. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    I completely agree, him and Parkhurst are inexcusable, Parkhurst is a great defender and I really wanted to see how he did against a team of Brazil's quality, Hopefully Altidore is off due to injury and will play against Catolina, and Adu will play in that game as well being based in Europe, but Clark and Patkhurst definatly should be in this game.
  10. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    Why fly Bornstein 12 hours to Sweden, then fly Pearce 10 hours to Chicago?

    Convey? If he looked slow against Sweden . . . .

    Mastro? There's no way he'll be on the 2010 roster, and we've got, like, 10 d-mids who could. Why Mastro over Clark?

    If he's going to bring in Mastro, then he should bring in Lewis over Convey. He's certainly in better form.

    Wolff? See Mastro. We don't have the plethora of proven forwards. But, there are some young guys that are 'bout as good as Wolff that would have a chance at 2010. I hope he doesn't have Wolff penciled in as a starter for WCQ's. (And, I'm a big JW fan).

    Dolo, Simek, and Spector? That means Spector is going to be square pegged into a left back position again. Why can't Spector play his more natural RB position just once?

    I'm prepared with a barf bucket for when we come out in the inevitable 2 d-mid formation.

    My starting 11 with this roster






  11. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    Nope, we are going to have the great Boca-Gooch that pairing that everyone loves so much, and Bradley will start with Mastro so we have a potent attack as always, lastly Spector will start at his uncomfortable left back leaving pearce to come all this way to sit on the bench when he could have done so in Europe:D The rest is right.

    Cherundalo Onyewu Bocanegra Spector
    Donovan Mastroeni Bradley Beasley
  12. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    Anyone with common sense. He missed Saturday's league game with an injury, and you're expecting him to get a call up 48 hours later?
  13. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    I said my starting 11. Not Bradley's. It couldn't be Bradley's, there's only one d-mid.

    Bradleys will be something like





  14. Fulhamforever

    Fulhamforever New Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Malaga, Spain
    Not bad, but Id Play CD more withdrwn on the RIGHT,
    LD in the Middle switching with Benny.
  15. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Shame about Altidore being injured couldnt have come at a worse time :( i really wanted to see him next sunday.

    But wow, look at that lineup. Mixed feelings on it, im sure lots of it had to do with MLS scheduling but alot of it is completely perplexing. No Parkhurst, no Clark, no BORNSTEIN :eek:. Yet we include EJ, Wolff, Arnaud and but exclude Jimmy Conrad?! Alot of this doesnt make sense. If MLS really wants to build itself up it really needs to showcase its best, and leaving players like Parkhurst, Conrad, Clark, Bornstein, etc. really makes little to no sense.

    I still think we have a very competitive squad here, but we wont be our offensive best until we have a healthy Altidore. Dempsey and Donovan was the best thing we've seen up front all year i hope we stick with it.
  16. salvikicks

    salvikicks Member+

    Mar 6, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i hope jozzy's ready for at least catalonia even though thats not even close to brazil
  17. wsmaugham

    wsmaugham Member

    Apr 3, 2002

    No offense, but I like "Bradley's" more than yours. It's far more likely we'll see Donovan on the right, which Bradley has done without fail since Denmark, only switching things up in game. Dempsey will be up front, which is unfortunate because if that experiment has shown anything, it's shown that Dempsey can't win a ball in the air to save his life and Donovan goes MIA on the right (although there is a high-likelihood of this happening wherever he's placed on the field). Wolff would be a good stop gap up top because he's fairly crafty the few times we'll counterattack and will work his arse off all day hounding their back line in possession.

    This team is not as good as the one in 02. Pope in his prime was miles better than anything we have now (it's too bad Parkhurst lacks physical stature, because he's head and shoulders better tactically than anything else we have in the back). We don't have the athleticism of Sanneh and Hejduk on the outside, the cerebral possession of O'brien in the center or the youthful enthusiasm of Donovan and Beasley up top.

    For those who would say that we're building for the future, and that only official competition matters, that's what Arena said six months before the 06 Cup.
  18. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    why no parkhurst? i would of liked to see him instead of gooch against a team that plays through the middle.

    arnaud?....he has 0% chance of making the '10 roster.

    who sees a blowout coming...
  19. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    we hope for a draw here man :eek:, and watch this game for the Tim Howard show. And pray to the gods for a set piece, because with what we wll have up front we wont be able to score with the run of play

    I hope Dempsey-Donovan develop more chemistry. Because that is our best chance right now. Throw Dempsey in a mosh pit the game before and hope he can become a physical presence i guess? :eek: he played well against Tottenham hopefully it carrys through.
  20. Scordad

    Scordad New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    The exclusion of Altidore, Parkhurst, and Clark is appalling.

    Helllllllooooooooo not scoring again.
  21. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    one thing i am REALLY questioning ore than anything, its really sinking in, is why no Jimmy Conrad? If the other KC guys. Why not him?? He's no question at bare worst our third best defender. Did he pick up a knock that dont know about?? Because Jimmy freakin Conrad deserves to be on that roster.
  22. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    lol @ Bradley's line up... this may get ugly
  23. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, it doesn't make sense. Neither does Josh Wolff, or the same rehash of defenders rather than giving Parkhurst, for an example of someone who has aboslutely earned it, a chance [If BB gave Parkurst a game at the Copa--where he did very well-- just to prevent Ireland from capping him, without serious interest in him as a player, then BB is doing the Arena crud far too exactly].....Building for the future? How so?
  24. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup, this was the perfect chance to blood them against high quality opposition.....Why not let Convey, Demerit or Gooch or Bocanegra, or Wolff play in the Euro matches if he must? Is BB thinking that this friendly is more important as a result than as a chance to get very good information for the future WC team? And how the bloody hell does that jibe with the Copa indifference. Muy mal, Senor Bradley. :(
  25. thedude83

    thedude83 Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Arsenal FC
    This roster is a bit dissapointing. What makes it worse is the inevitable cm pairing of Mastro and Bradley.

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