Pre-match: USA v. Jamaica, Oct. 11, 2013

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by keller4president, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Now that we're qualified, Jurgen will be able to experiment in the last two qualifiers. But these games still might be important vis-a-vis seeding for next summer - we have better chance at higher seed if we win the group. (But a Top 8 seed is probably out of reach.) If I were manager, I'd leave most of the Euro-veterans at home to avoid injuries. But I would bring the younger Euros to battle for places on the plane to Brazil.

    Suggested roster:
    G: Guzan, Rimando, Johnson.
    No need to bring Howard for these matches - but a good opportunity to let Guzan get some caps and WC qualifying experience.

    CB: Gonzo, Besler, Brooks, Okugo.
    With this game in Kansas City, it's a no-brainer to bring in Besler, who still only has 10 caps. Gonzo only has 12 caps, and could also use some more international tests. I'd leave the veteran Goodson at home. Bring Brooks for the experience. I'd also consider bringing Whitbread - he could battle for last CB spot with Brooks/Ream.

    FB: Evans, Lichaj, Castillo, Chandler
    No need to bring Parkhurst or Fabian for these matches. Chandler? I think that ship has sailed, but if he wants to try and re-assert himself, I'd give him a shot. Dolo? He needs to get healthy, and doesn't need the test. I'd try Lichaj at LB. Spector also has outside shot at fullback.

    CM: Edu, Williams, Diskeruud, Feilhaber.
    Leave at home: Jones, Bradley, Beckerman, Cameron, Torres.
    I think we could see Feilhaber at this match, given he'd be playing at home.

    W: Zusi, Shea, Corona, Nguyen. Let's give Lee a shot - he draws a lot of fouls (but also commits a bunch). Consider: Kelyn Rowe, Luis Gil.

    F: Johannson, Boyd, Agudelo, Magee.
    Leave at home: EJ, Altidore, Donovan, Dempsey. No need to risk any of these guys to injury. Bring in young guns to prove themselves. Magee has been dominant - deserves a shot.

    Wildcards: Alfredo Morales, Bobby Wood, Joe Gyau, Julian Green, Andrew Wooten, Jeremy Toljan, Thomas Delaney, Shawn Parker, Paul Arriola.
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  2. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's just please not play this cycle's equivalent of Oguchi Onyewu after qualifying. I still cringe every time I think about it.
  3. blacksun

    blacksun Member+

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seoul, Korea
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only seeds in the World Cup are the top 8 (really top 7 + host). Beyond that, the draw is done by region, so unless you think the US can make top 8 the US's ranking makes no difference.
  4. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Toljan? Delaney? Parker?

    Who are these people? lol? :confused:
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  5. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its tied in Honduras... Hold on a second.
  6. FCjason

    FCjason Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    Oklahoma City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Sacha Kljestan? I'd say yes.
  7. NBlue

    NBlue Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    Orlando, Florida
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would you leave out Parkhurst? Its the only soccer he will be playing -- he's sitting for his club team so he should sit some more. Parkhurst should be a definite call in to at least get in the practice.
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  8. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
  9. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jamaica, btw, is still mathematically alive...they need a bunch of results to go their way, but they can still get to Mordor.
  10. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Arsenal FC
    Saw this on a different message board: Post your perfect team to play Panama. Only requirement: they must have been called up in the last 5 years. My contribution:


    GK: Perkins
    DF: Wynne
    DF: Marshall
    DF: Ream
    DF: Loyd
    MF: Mastroeni
    MF: Adu
    MF: Rogers
    MF: Feilhaber
    FW: Cunningham
    FW: Davies
  11. sakibomb523

    sakibomb523 Member+

    Oct 13, 2009
    Orange County
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    let's see Chandler and Brooks.
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  12. FW__

    FW__ Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lichaj, the new Adu. But, seriously, Lichaj. If he's not broken, why not give Whitbread a shot since we seem to give anyone who has a pulse a shot at our backline.

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only if Mexico draw or lose to Panama :D
  14. NE till i die

    NE till i die Member+

    Jun 26, 2010
    Stoughton, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where's Bornstein?
  15. Schapes

    Schapes Member

    Aug 20, 2001
    Adu can't get off of the bench for his club team.

    No Freddy. Like Chandler - that ship has sailed off into the sunset.

    He (Adu) has done nothing to warrant a call up.
  16. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    Go young. Hopefully Bacon and Shea get a bunch of PT...I'd like to see Arriola as well
  17. FlipsLikeAPancake

    Jul 6, 2010
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are dual nationals that aren't committed to the US team. Toljan is Fabian Johnson's backup at LB at Hoffenheim. Parker is an attacker at Mainz. Delaney is a MF for Copenhagen.

    I doubt we see any of them.

    But I'm excited to see Johannsson, Brooks and Mix maybe get central roles. I also would like to see Lichaj called in, or just in general explore more outside back options. Agudelo I would like to be brought back into the fold.

    No reason not to bring a totally experimental roster as far as I'm concerned.

    And thankfully we can let Bradley rest and not have to worry about rushing him back.
  18. NMMatt

    NMMatt Member+

    Apr 5, 2006
    This is who we should send to Panama:

    Bruce Arena in goal
    Lalas, Balboa, Bornstein and Fat Clint Mathis as the right back
    Harkes, Klopas, Preki and Reyna
    Twellman and Wynalda
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  19. NMMatt

    NMMatt Member+

    Apr 5, 2006
    In all seriousness, we definitely should call in Brooks.
  20. William Penn

    William Penn Member+

    Jul 2, 2010
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think we'll put in a complete B team for this, but we'll probably see some experimentation along with the new guys like Johannsson and Brooks getting a good look.
  21. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Guess the MLS schedule will impact who gets called. Houston, SKC, Seattle, Vancouver, San Jose and Colorado are all in action on Oct 9. Montreal, NE, DC, Philly, Dallas, Chicago, Portland and Seattle are in action on the 12th and 13th

    Leftbacks; Castillo, Beasley
    Rightbacks: Parkhurst, Lichaj
    Centerbacks: Gonzalez, JAB
    Centermids: Cameron, Kljestan, Rasta, Diskerud
    Fwds and Wide mids: Donovan, AJ, Bedoya, Boyd
  22. UPinSLC

    UPinSLC Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is probably zero chance you see Rimando being called up for this if RSL is fighting for the Supporters Shield, same with any other RSL player (Beckerman, Gil, Beltran). Kreis and Klinnsman seem to have a pretty good relationship and Klinnsman has been happy to accommodate Kreis' prior requests to leave those guys off the roster for important RSL matches.
  23. BringSoccerToIndy

    May 24, 2008
    1001 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey they can send me to Panama. I won't miss much here and I would guarantee a loss.
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  24. DCUSA

    DCUSA Member+

    Jan 14, 2006
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Definitely think we see Chandler now. It's time for him to put up or shut up. Now that everyone else has done all the heavy lifting, it's time for him to contribute. If he's right, he can be a missing link in the World Cup.
  25. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    B-team with no MLS guys


    I'd like to see Agudelo, John, Magee, Yedlin, Farrell, Baptiste, and Klute with the team (among others) but they have day jobs.

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