There's a lot to like about the Copa America roster. Although Luis and others believe I'm partial to Rico, I have to admit that I was more enthused to see Lee Nguyen on the list. I like Rico's hustle, but Nguyen's creativity is something special.
Other players I would have liked to see: Brad Davis (I'm partial to left-footers, and I thought he did well in the last Gold Cup.) Jose Burciaga (What does this guy have to do to get a look?) Claudio Reyna (One last hurrah) and Ned Grabavoy (He's a playmaker, and I like that as well.)
Yet it's not as if good arguments couldn't be made for those who went instead.
The headscratchers for me are Drew Moor and Danny Califf. Moor is a nice player, but the pick surprised me. Califf, honestly, I think he's better suited for European play. Small, fast and tricky attacking players seem to get the best of him far too often. Copa America will be loaded with those.