Who is Bob going to look at for Camp Cupcake?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Georgia Empire, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Georgia Empire

    Apr 27, 2006
    YA's: Feilhaber, Davies, White, Perkins, Goodson

    CHICAGO: Rolfe, Mapp, Busch

    CREW: Hejduk, Rogers, Hesmer, Marshall, Carroll, Gaven, Evans, Noonan

    NYRB: Goldthwaite, Magee, Stammler

    RAPIDS: Mastroeni, LaBrocca, Casey, Gibbs

    DALLAS: Cooper, Moor, McCarty, Wagner

    HOUSTON: Holden, Davis, Mullan, R. Clark, Boswell, Ching, Jaqua, Ashe

    DCU: Quaranta, Simms, Burch

    RSL: Beckerman, Findley, Sturgis

    CHIVAS: Kljestan, Bornstein, Braun, Eskandarian, Flores

    WIZARDS: Harrington, Arnaud, Conrad

    SJE: Cannon, Alvarez

    LAG: Buddle, Franklin

    REVS: Reis, Parkhurst, Twellman, Igwe, Larentowicz

    TFC: C. Barrett, Edwards, Wynne, Dunivant

    (4) GK: Reis, Cannon, Busch, Hesmer
    (11) DF: Bornstein, Harrington, Wynne, Moor, Gibbs, Boswell, Parkhurst, Marshall, Goodson, Franklin, Hejduk
    (13) MF: Mastroeni, Kljestan, R. Clark, White, Beckerman, Carroll, Arnaud, C. Clark, Mapp, Holden, Rogers, Gaven, Quaranta
    (6) FW: Buddle, Casey, Rolfe, Cooper, Davies, Ching
  2. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    FC Dallas
    Camp cupcake is really important, as we need to continue to build depth for 2009. With all of our Hex WCQ, Confederations Cup, and Gold Cup, depth is going to be key. Bob will probably bring the "A" team to the Confederations Cup in South Africa (after all, that's the point), as well as the Hex games. But then what does he do with the Gold Cup? That's going to be the "B" team. It has to be. Next year's calender of games for the US is crazy. This is a chance for guys like Beckerman and company to show they belong.

    (yes, as far as I know the Gold Cup is still taking place thru most of July: http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/wor...lmc-fifa-dates-2008-2014-updatemay2008-en.pdf)
  3. Georgia Empire

    Apr 27, 2006
    a good mix of both

    GK Hahnemann, Reis, Busch
    DEF Wynne, Hejduk, Bornstein, Harrington, Marshall, Parkhurst, Califf, Conrad
    MID Mastroeni, R. Clark, Beckerman, Carroll, Adu, Rogers, White, Holden
    FWD Ching, Cooper, Rolfe, Casey

    ------Mastroeni----------R. Clark-------

    Bench: Reis, Hejduk, Conrad, Carroll, Rogers, Rolfe, Casey

    GK Howard, Guzan, Perkins
    DEF Cherundolo, Simek, Pearce, Orozco, Onyewu, Bocanegra, DeMerit, Gibbs
    MID Bradley, Kljestan, Edu, Szetela, Beasley, Torres, Dempsey, Gaven
    FWD Donovan, Altidore, Buddle, Davies


    Bench: Guzan, Orozco, DeMerit, Edu, Szetela, Torres, Davies

    GK Hesmer, Cannon, Pickens, Edwards, Seitz
    DEF Spector*, Moor, Franklin, Boswell, Goodson, Dunivant, Goldthwaite, Sturgis
    MID Feilhaber*, Convey*, McCarty, Simms, Arnaud, LaBrocca, Mapp, Alvarez, C. Clark, Quaranta, Magee, Flores, Davis, Noonan, Mullan
    FWD Barrett, Evans, Findley, Eskandarian, Johnson, Twellman, Jaqua

    *Spector, Feilhaber, Convey-Injured
  4. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I can be a bit of a homer and add two more RSL guys for consideration:

    Nick Rimando & Nat Borchers

    Both have have outstanding years and deserve a look...
  5. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    (4) GOALKEEPERS: Reis, Busch, Hesmer, Perkins
    (12) DEFENDERS: Wynne, Moor, Hejduk, Harrington, Bornstein, Dunivant, Gibbs, Conrad, Marshall, Parkhurst, Franklin, Goodson
    (12) MIDFIELDERS: Mastroeni, Kljestan, R. Clark, Feilhaber, Beckerman, Carroll, C. Clark, Mapp, Rogers, Gaven, Holden, White
    (6) FORWARDS: Buddle, Casey, Rolfe, Davies, Cooper, Ching
    ALTERNATES: GK-Cannon, LB-Goldthwaite, CB-Borchers, CB-Sturgis, CB-Boswell, RB-McCarty, CM-LaBrocca, CM-Simms, LM-Alvarez, LM-Davis, RM-Quaranta, RM-Arnaud, FW-Barrett, FW-Findley, FW-Jaqua

    what is there going to be two games?

    Game 1-

    Bench: Busch, Gibbs, Harrington, R. Clark, Gaven, Rolfe, Ching

    1. Busch (Reis)
    2. Gibbs (Parkhurst)
    3. Harrington (Bornstein)
    4. R. Clark (Mastroeni)
    5. Rolfe (Davies)
    6. Gaven (Rogers)

    Game 2-
    -------Kljestan--------------R. Clark--------

    Bench: Hesmer, Goodson, Harrington, Beckerman, Carroll, Mapp, Buddle

    1. Hesmer (Perkins)
    2. Mapp (Rogers)
    3. Buddle (Cooper)
    4. Harrington (Gibbs)
    5. Carroll (Kljestan)
    6. Goodson (Marshall)

    *Leaves out: Beckerman, Ching
    *Cut: Hejduk, C. Clark, Feilhaber, Franklin, Dunivant, Conrad
    *Should really be a good test for: Rogers, Marshall, Parkhurst, Davies, Cooper, Kljestan, and Wynne
  6. mcnaulty21

    mcnaulty21 Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just putting this out there, I want him nowhere the Nats.
  7. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    I'd love to see Ryan Guy get a call for camp cupcake, seeing how the Irish League is on break from November to March. I think he could challenge some of the MLS guys, he has to be at least as good as Rolfe, Barrett or Casey. Probably still behind Cooper, Ching and Davies though. Bring him in Bob, give him a chance!
  8. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    he's probably the dirtiest player i've seen. maybe he could play for Mexico.
  9. dempsey_skillz

    dempsey_skillz New Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i say bring Bobby Convey back!!! Give him another chance he's a good kid. And Give Ryan Guy a call i think he can score some goals. Jemal Johnson give him a shot agains Sweden
  10. Prime Time

    Prime Time Member

    May 1, 2004
    South Florida
    Hopefully Gibbs can complete his comeback with at least some playing time. I also hope to see Feilhaber at least get back in the national team mix.
  11. braun

    braun Red Card

    Feb 22, 2001
    metro Boston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wouldn't be surprised to see Thorrington as MF/RB, especially because he's MLS and was adequate vs Guatemala.
    If any YAs are called it would be Altidore (and Adu) but Villareal might have other ideas. All the YAs in Scandinavia are on break so they might be included in a 23-man roster.
  12. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    FC Dallas
    No chance of Jemal Johnson at camp cupcake or in the friendly against Sweden. Zero. nada. None. He won't be at the camp because he's got games to play in England. And I don't think Bob will bring any players to the Sweden game who won't be at camp.

    That's not to say he isn't worthy of a look at some point.
  13. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    didnt Hill make the move to a scandanavian league as well??
  14. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007
    Yes, thank you! How many more wonder goals is going to take for Jemal Johnson to get a call to Camp Cupcake or even to camp cookie crumb:p.
  15. whip

    whip Member

    Aug 5, 2000
    Man...I just felt the Jeeve Geeves...:D My God we need a good batch of top of the line coaches....With all these kids we could make 4 teams and let them play each other at least twice a year...:)
  16. mcnaulty21

    mcnaulty21 Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe playing in a decent league would be a good first step.

    Or one that falls in line with the Camp Cupcake schedule.
  17. soccermusician

    Oct 20, 2004
    I think for some it is kind of there last chance to prove themselves and for others just to continue to train and stay as fit and sharp as possible for mexico!

    I think the focus should be on the following:


    Thank you, you were great, but your time has passed need younger blood....

    Frankie Hejduk and Jimmy Conrad
  18. Lobooho

    Lobooho Member

    Jul 26, 2002
    I think Subotic should be on the roster. He's off in January anyways. Call it a bilateral audition. Take him out for dinner and to the beach. At least ask him. No harm there. (He knows it won't be the first team.)
  19. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    subotic knows we are interested... he claimed he wont make a pick until after this season... best to keep up conversation, but i wouldnt necessarily ask him again...

    kind of like if you have a friend who continues to ask you to come over and you have to keep saying no, it could get annoying
  20. eainterplay

    eainterplay Member

    May 11, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I got a question (and it may be a stupid one), but when is this camp going to take place.
  21. mcnaulty21

    mcnaulty21 Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The US-Sweden match is Jan 24th, so the camp will be the week or so before.
  22. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IIRC its starts usually early to mid January and lasts up to 2-3 weeks with a game in there.

    However, i would caution against the USMNT on not calling in the established players for the game vs. Sweden.

    We have to play Mexico in the opening Hex game on Feb 11th. If we dont bring in our first teamers we are looking at since the Cuba game in OCtober without playing our top side together.

    So while i hope they bring in a lot of prospects to the January camp, i hope we at least get an international friendly with the first team in there before the 11th of Feb. At least try and get a friendly in addition to Sweden a few days after on the international calendar.
  23. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I doubt we get very many of our first 11 for the Sweden match since it isn't a FIFA date. The first FIFA date is Feb. 11th next year.

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