Tuesday, May 20, 2008

22 for England

Roster is set. I was a little off in my guesses, as Michael Orozco, Ricardo Clark and DaMarcus Beasley were all selected for the match (as well as Dominic Cervi). Honestly, though, I'm glad I was wrong on them, especially about Orozco.

Here's the entire roster:

G: Dominic Cervi, Brad Guzan, Tim Howard
D: Carlos Bocanegra, Dan Califf, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Oguchi Onyewu, Michael Orozco, Heath Pearce, Jonathan Spector
M: Freddy Adu, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Benny Feilhaber, Eddie Lewis
F: Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Nate Jaqua, Eddie Johnson, Josh Wolff

What do you think of the United States' chances with this squad? Who's your best 11?


Anonymous said...

Ballsy, if not naive. Credit Bradley for assembling different players against a decent England team at Wembley.

A.C. said...

Makes sense that Bradley would go heavy on the Euro-based players for this lineup. Orozco is the pleasant surprise.

Anonymous said...

G: Tim Howard
D: Bocanegra, Cherundolo, Onyewu, Pearce
M: Adu, Bradley, Clark, Lewis
F: Dempsey, Donovan

FC Uptown said...

Why does it make so much sense to go with a Euro lineup? Who cares about a May MLS game? Jaqua....oh brother....

Rudy said...

Why not give Cooper a shot up front? he's been in good form lately.... Oh yeah, Dallas needs him. Of course the Galaxy will be able to get along fine without Landon, right?

East River said...

Would BB please give up on Johnson and Wolf!! My goodness how do you justify Wolf a guy who is an occaisonal sub on a 2nd division German team and can not score goals if...

An don't even let me start on Johnson. Eddie scoring starts by kicking the ball toward the goal mouth.

papa bear said...

the forward crop, save for Deuce and Landycakes is terrible. I really wish he would have called Robbie Rogers into the squad.
His pace is blistering and he is showing a real killer instinct this year and he can fill in on LM as well since there is little/no chance of DMB playing the full 90. Also would like to see Altidore play in that big of a match. Who cares if it effects a RBNY match? This is more important.

I hope Orozco gets a start. He deserves it. Boca hasn't played for months.

@FC Uptown: it makes sense to go more Euro heavy since they have to travel less to get to Wembley and also it keeps Bradley on good terms with MLS clubs to get players released for non-mandatory dates.

YankatOxford said...

Don't think anyone is surprised at the limited MLS call ups. It does make sense.

DaMarcus Beasley has two more opportunities to get more minutes prior to the match, after coming on as a late sub against St. Mirren, the final SPL match against Aberdeen and the Scottish Cup Final. Hopefully, he gets time in both. I think he wants to play against England very badly.

Two Points:
I feel Jeremiah White should have been named to the larger provisional squad, although the SAS season has not yet concluded.

This will be a real test of the U.S. back 4, and its Heath Pearce's job to lose at this point at LB.

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