Thursday, August 14, 2008

US roster soon

In case you were wondering, the US will announce their roster for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in Guatemala later today.

I had originally thought that the game would have a massive affect on the Galaxy-Chicago Fire game but it may only be limit one player, albeit the superstar, from suiting up.


Still awaiting word on whether or not David Beckham will be part of England's game against Czech Republic on Wednesday. Apparently the roster will be revealed on Saturday. Barring something unforeseen, Becks won't play on Thursday. I doubt he does his two-games-in-two-continents-in-two-days thing again, because that didn't exactly work out well last time.

But Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Landon Donovan and Carlos Ruiz might be back in uniform for the game. After all, it's a much shorter flight from Mexico City and Guatemala City to LAX than it is from London. If the Galaxy's duo each plays 90 minutes, it might make it more difficult for them to see any sort of playing time with the Galaxy but at least they might be available.

Same for Blanco, though I don't think he's necessarily a player who is going to play 90 minutes for Mexico.

Anyway, some of the luster might be back on for Galaxy-Chicago, especially given that Brian McBride should play.


1 comment:

AC said...

http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_9011206.html