Who will be the Impact Players for the USMNT in this WCQ round?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Scarecrow, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Red Card

    Feb 13, 2004
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who will step up for the US in this round and make a name for themselves?
  2. lplaksina

    lplaksina Member

    Jan 5, 2002

    You should rephrase the question.

    Will EJ get to play, and if so do you think he'll be successful.

    The other 2 have already done that.
  3. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    What? Two posts in this thread and no one has mentioned Adu yet? Travesty.
  4. Nutmeg

    Nutmeg Member+

    Aug 24, 1999
    I think DMB will be a huge presence in the Hex for us.

    I also think the Eddies, being Gaven and Johson, will have an impact.

    Defensively, I think Steve Cherundolo will have a lot to say in this cycle, particularly in the early games.
  5. lplaksina

    lplaksina Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    What I'm really looking forward to is the difference in the mindset of guys like Carlos, Landon and Damarcus after having spent considerable time playing with "like" players. It can only improve their games and coupled with our "experienced" Euro players bodes well for a good showing in Germany. It looks to be a very interesting year for our side.
  6. TAKK

    TAKK New Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Westchester, NY
  7. LSUnited

    LSUnited Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Antonio
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chris Henderson
    Manny Lagos
    Sasha Victorine
    Roy Lassiter
  8. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Red Card

    Feb 13, 2004
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Adu? Who is that?
  9. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Clint Dempsey will get some oppurtunities. He is a dangerous player and is the kind of guy that coaches seem to like, so I can see the Bruce giving him some starts, perhaps against T&T. The best thing for Demps' chances is the fact that he has proven himself in MLS at several different positions and I dont see why he cant do the same for the MNT, especially against the weaker opponents in this hex..
  10. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    has to be landon if he plays seeing as how he just moved to germany and would want to impress
  11. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    Martino and Convey
  12. mtkstriker

    mtkstriker New Member

    Apr 13, 2003
    Montauk,New York
    All i want to see is EJ tear Azteca a fat one and then piss on the field.
  13. michael greene

    Oct 31, 2002
    A better chance Martini and Rossi have an impact than those two. :)
  14. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    I think it's pretty obvious that we would expect both LD and Beas to have an impact..

    We should probably be speculating on other players who could have a meaningful impact..

    Ed Johnson - his speed alone will be an asset for us..

    Oguchi Onyewu - his speed and size is needed on our backline..

    Chris Albright - boy, you couldn't say this a year ago, but if he continues to improve at both club and nats level, there is no reason why he couldn't cause major headaches in the Hex..

    To me, those are three players who will definitely get a chance to play their way to Germany..

    As for other players like Dempsey and Gaven, I'm not sure if Arena is ready to play them just yet.. There is a long line of talented midfielders ahead of these promising pups.. Only injury or suspension at this point will get them playing time IMHO..

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