Who will be the US's next captain?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by soccerfan220, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. soccerfan220

    soccerfan220 New Member

    Jun 24, 2002
    I know Reyna will probably be captain for at least 2-3 more yers, but who will be after that? A list that I can think up of that are possibilities are Sanneh, Pope, Friedel, Donovan, JOB, or Mastroeni, depending on his performances over the next year or so.
  2. UncleSam527

    UncleSam527 Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    I'm thinking either JOB or Donovan.
  3. flanoverseas

    flanoverseas New Member

    Mar 2, 2002
  4. Duff

    Duff New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    I can go along with JOB or Donovan....but I'd like to see Pablo in that role.
  5. The Lieutenant

    Dec 29, 1999
    Lupburg, Bayern

    I'll 2nd either of those two.
  6. Speedball

    Speedball Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Harrison Stadium
    Gotta' be JOB ... or Timmy Howard ;)
  7. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i'm available to meet all of your captaining needs.
    however, if Bruce chooses to go in another direction I think JOB would be a worthy choice.
    But I would also nominate Eddie Pope because he seems to have the respect of his teammates.
  8. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    Reyna is taking a break from "full internationals" to concentrate on staving off Sunderland's relegation.

    I would expect Stewart, Jones, Agoos and Moore to retire as well, if they haven't done so.

    Maybe McBride as captain in the short term with O'Brien easing into the role by the time World Cup Qualifying starts.

  9. Raider Red

    Raider Red Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    My choices:

    1. Freddy
    1A. Fat Tony
  10. todda74

    todda74 New Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    if Pope plans on competing in Germany '06 he should be captain. He is one of the best players as well as being on the team the longest.
    If not him than O'Brien. LD is way too young still.
  11. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    JOB was our best player at the past WC, was our best player at the Olympics and is going to be out best player for the forseeable future. JOB should be the captain.
  12. Jay U

    Jay U New Member

    Dec 17, 1999
    I'll second that
  13. profiled

    profiled Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    isn't there something more to being a team captain then being the best player?

    Something about leading the team?

    Standing up for the team at all costs?

    Getting along with all the other players?

    Maybe i'm nieve, but I thought these qualities were almost more important then playing ability when determing a team capatain.
  14. kwikstah

    kwikstah New Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    Tom Dooley should be captain for life.
  15. fire1

    fire1 Member

    Mar 3, 2001
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would agree with JOB
    If Donovan is our star player, do we want him dealing with the added pressure of the captaincy?
  16. giantrobot

    giantrobot New Member

    Nov 28, 2001
    Berkeley, CA
    JOB is a great player for the U.S. Nats and I could foresee him as captain, but how much playing time is he getting with Ajax?
  17. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    He not only starts every game for them, but he'll also be one of the best players on the field.
  18. soccerfan220

    soccerfan220 New Member

    Jun 24, 2002
    FORZA JOB! I didn't know he started every game. That's awesome. I didn't think he started at all! Does anyone know how old he is?
  19. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Arsenal FC
    1. JOB
    2. Pablo
    3. Landon - when he gets older
  20. todda74

    todda74 New Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    JOB is 24.
  21. timmy409

    timmy409 Red Card

    Apr 3, 2002
    freddy adu or his brother
  22. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Friedel/Keller have done it most when Reyna isn't available. I would expect that to continue should he retire.

  23. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    You're right about all of that, and it still should be JOB for all those reasons, in addition to him being our best player.
  24. bigtoga

    bigtoga Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    Michael Ricketts
  25. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    Why when he gets older? Michael Owen, at 22 is the English skipper when Becks isn't around

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