Who can get out to Obetz to see USA NT?

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Late Registration, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently they guy assigned to holding the gun to Bruce's head got stuck in traffic. As of now, the "one o'clock" roster posting has not occurred.
     
  2. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    It's actually scheduled for 1pm CT --> 2pm ET. They screwed up the release yesterday.
     
  3. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goalkeepers (3) – Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Matt Reis (New England Revolution)
    Defenders (8) – Chris Albright (Los Angeles Galaxy), Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus), Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Greg Vanney (FC Dallas)
    Midfielders (10) – Chris Armas (Chicago Fire), DaMarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven), Bobby Convey (Reading FC), Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution), Eddie Lewis (Leeds United), Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United), Steve Ralston (New England Revolution), Claudio Reyna (Manchester City),
    Forwards (5) – Jeff Cunningham (Colorado Rapids), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (FC Dallas), Brian McBride
    (Fulham FC), Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution
     
  4. Late Registration

    Late Registration New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    First time in years he's listed Convey as a midfielder.
     
  5. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Is Eddie Johnson even fully fit?
     
  6. OU9601

    OU9601 Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    Lancaster, Ohio
    So, Convey, who can't play, is listed on the roster, and Pope, who's supposed to play (or at least be there), isn't? Odd...

    I'm not sure about GAM's fitness, but he certainly hasn't shown much in league play recently.
     
  7. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    it's as I said before, 12 good months and next thing you know he's the 3rd highest player in the league, one of the "annointed ones" as I like to say.

    So I take it Connor Casey wasn't called into camp this time?
     
  8. Late Registration

    Late Registration New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    No, Casey Connor didn't make the cut.
     
  9. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some guys I just don't get: Matt Reis and/or Marcus Hahahanemann. Frankie. Greg Vanney. Armas. Quaranta. As for Eddie "I Got Mine!" Johnson, sure, why not. I don't rate the kid either, and I think he's just the sort of guy that goons like Marquez are hired to cripple, but whatever.

    He looks great going one-v-one against undernourished defendersfrom whatever pathetic little two-mule Caribbean island or fly-infested Central American hellhole we're beating up on at any given moment, but Mexico and later the Euro sides we'll play in Germany, are made up of very hard men who eat flashy little boys for a living.
     
  10. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Casey Connor is currently mending from a torn ACL suffered in the Gold Cup.
     
  11. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    I'm not so sure about Reis and Hanammen, I just don't know what the other options are at the moment. If Keller takes an injury over the next year, US are fuct.
     
  12. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think at that point you go and beg Friedel to reconsider. And maybe Howard will get back in favor with SAF. I've never been all that keen on van der Saar. Looks like a ferret.
     
  13. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Correct, my thought exactly, you'd have to beg Friedel to come back into the fold. I think he'd do it. Playing for Rovers this season isn't going to do much for his confidence though.
     
  14. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just don't understand Ralston, unless he's just as someone to flesh out the roster for this week's practices. No way Steve has the wheels for as full-tilt Mexico match. And I pray that Gibbs and Cherundolo heal quickly; Chris Albright a better defender than he was an attacking player, but he's still Chris Albright.
     
  15. Late Registration

    Late Registration New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    I just wanted to type Casey Connor.

    I have faith in guys like Hanneman and Howard and even someone like Cannon. The reason people are seeing such a huge gap right now between Keller and the rest ISN'T because the rest aren't good, it's because Keller has been playing out of his mind whenever he wears the USA shirt. Not many keepers in the world have played as well as he has for the USA over the past, say, 6 months. The gap between normal Keller and Howard isn't that big.

    Minnman- there's just no one else to play right midfield. He's the best true right midfielder the USA has. So the question is, do you play him out there, or play one of the much better players "out of position." I'll take Beasley on the right any day of the week.
     
  16. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    I wish Bruce would call back in Brian West.
     
  17. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Mark my words, the most important player the US have over the next 12 months or so will be DMB. If he's on poor form the US isn't getting out of the group stage of the WC.
     
  18. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Likely right. Unfortunately, the second most important player is likely Landon Donovan, and I just don't believe he can carry a team, despite what he thinks.

    Mostly though we;ll go as far as our defense can take up. Gibbs is crucial, as is Bocanegra. It's unfortunate that it's really too soon to expect Marshall and Spector to contribute, which is a shame. They're both spectacular talents, but defenders as young as they are not going to get the job done.

    Frankly, the fact that Arena is still calling Hejduk in as a backup defender says an awful lot, and none of it is good.
     
  19. Late Registration

    Late Registration New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    In case anyone was wondering, Howard was left off because his wifey is expecting a child very soon.

    Oh, and supposedly there will be pre-game and post-game coverage on ESPNnews.
     
  20. Supersuperman99

    Supersuperman99 New Member

    Oct 28, 2004
    Los Angeles
    On spanish sports radio 1330 they just said that Donovan suffered and collision with some else in campa and was taken to a local hospital just for precausions and that he was'nt expected to practice today. ut that he should be ready to go on Sat.
     
  21. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arena:

    On Jeff Cunningham:
    “I think he’s a more seasoned player. He’s learned from his experiences. I think generally what happens in a national team camp is that it’s very difficult for any player to come in initially and feel comfortable in the setting. It’s new teammates, new coaches, new environment, new challenges. From one player to the next, they all deal with that in different ways. But, generally, it’s a slow process and that was the case with Jeff. This time around, we had him for the last camp and he felt comfortable and I thought he did a good job. In this camp, he feels more comfortable. When Jeff is comfortable, he is confident, and when he’s confident, he can play well. I think the last couple of camps have been good for him and, obviously, his season to date with the Colorado Rapids has been good. So, I think, Jeff is a more experienced player and a player that comes in here with a lot of confidence.”

    http://www.ussoccer.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=232210
     
  22. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. crewzer1308

    crewzer1308 New Member

    May 11, 2004
    Ohio
    it looks like the Woody Hayes
     
  24. crewcrazy17

    crewcrazy17 Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    Medina
    Interesting even though he plays a lot of players little experience. Sounds like he's saying that Jeffro was slow to acclimate himself to the nat level.
     
  25. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    It not only looks like Woody Hayes, it is Woody Hayes.
     

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