Wednesday, May 26, 2010

USMNT Final World Cup Roster Announced

Here it is:
Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Marcus Hahnemann, Brad Guzan. I think Hahnemann is the number 2 now. Guzan didn't do well last night.

Defenders: Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Jay DeMerit, Clarence Goodson, Jonathan Spector, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo. After last night, I am not surprised at Heath Pearce not making the cut. Dolo looked decent last night, but that center back position has me worried. Gooch was not fully fit last night and can two more games get him there? DeMerit's vision problem is worrisome. What put my mind a little at ease is that for about 72 minutes last night, Clarence Goodson looked good.

Midfielders: Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Benny Feilhaber, Stuart Holden, Ricardo Clark, Jose Francisco Torres, DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu. I probably would have taken Alejandro Bedoya over Beasely on performance of late, but Bradley taking Beasley is not a surprise.

Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Edson Buddle, Herculez Gomez, Robbie Findley. No Brian Ching is probably the biggest surprise of this list. Buddle and Gomez made good cases for themselves last night, but Findley has not shown me that he deserves to be there over someone like Ching. Ching is not only a good target forward (which has been the heart of Bob Bradley's system), but is industrious off the ball. Who to partner with Altidore? My guess is Gomez--not as speedy as Findley, but very good off the ball as well as on the ball.

Who will start versus Turkey on Saturday?

My guess is this:





The debate is raging on Twitter.

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