I've been wondering this ever since this yr's world cup, because I was very surprised to see Seigo Narazaki play most of the Japan's games instead of Yoshikatsu (sp?) Kawaguchi... Ever since 98 I've always seen mostly Kawaguchi in net for Japan and thought he was their choice as unanimous keeper... plus he plays for Portsmouth in England now right? (although I do hear he's a backup) From what I've seen he's a spectacular goalie and i found it strange that he doesn't play that much for Japan anymore since in my opinion he is a better keeper than Narazaki (who's pretty solid from what I've seen though). So was it because he didn't get his regular playing time in England Troussier chose to start Narazaki over him? That's my main suspect... Or is it like Kim/Lee's case in Korea where Hiddink simply favoured one goalie over the other? (Hiddink chose a less-spectacular but more consistent and dependable guy in Lee) Or was personal conflict with the coach or age an issue? Anyhow, who in your opinion is the best Japanese keeper?