Ruminations from Raleigh Court

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The State of Footie

After each of the friendly matches the US plays before Copa Mundial 2006, I am going to guess the 23 based on current form. Assuming full health (always a huge assumption when you are dealing with players like Johnnie O'Brien), this is my current 23:
GK: 3
Keller (Borss. Monchengladback-GER Bund)
Hannemann (Reading, ENG-Champ)
Howard (Man Utd-ENG-Premiership)

D: 8
Onyewu (Standard Leige-BEL Jupilar Prem)
Bocanegra (Fulham-ENG Premiership)-Nice winner versus Spurs yesterday...
Gibbs (Ado Den Haag-NETH Eridivisie)
Berhalter (Energie Cottbus-GERM 2nd)
Pope (Real Salt Lake-MLS)
Cherundolo (Hannover 96-Germ Bund)
Lewis (Leeds United-ENG Championship)
Hejduk (Columbus Crew-MLS)

M: 8
Reyna (Manchester City: ENG Premiership)
Donovan (LA Galaxy-MLS)
Maestroeni (Colorado Rapids-MLS)
O'Brien (Ado Den Haag-NETH Erid)
Convey (Reading-ENG Championship) Good goal for Reading yesterday, God bless Sky Sports News.
Beasley (PSV Eindhoven-NETH Erid)
Dempsey (New England Revolution-MLS)
Olsen (DC United-MLS)

F: 4
Brian McBride (Fulham: ENG Premiership)
Josh Wolff (KC Wizards-MLS)
Ed Johnson (FC Dallas-MLS)
Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution-MLS)

On the fringe/Next in Line:
Todd Dunivant (LA Galaxy) Left back
John Spector (Charlton Athletic) Versitile Defender
Chris Albright (LA Galaxy) Right Back
Jimmy Conrad (KC Wizards) CD
Heath Pearce (FC Nordsjaelling) Left back/midfield
Patty Noonan (New England Revolution) Outside M
Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire) F
Nate Jacqua (Chicago Fire) F
Kerry Zavagnin (KC Wizards) M
Matt Reis (New England Revolution) GK

Any thoughts?

2 Comments:

  • because i follow MLS so little, i haven't had a chance to see many of the guys on your "next in line" list, so i don't have any quibbles. it's a pretty competent squad all the way through and it's nice to look at the team and actually see 5 or 6 guys who can score.

    i like Onyewu quite a bit - i hope he does well enough to play in the WC. also, it's great to see Reading headed for promotion to the Premiership because that means more American presence in that league, provided Hahneman and Convey stay put. that might finally put an end to my quest for a team to root for in England. right now i'm sort of going with Bolton, but it hasn't really taken hold yet.

    By Blogger jamie, at 3:26 PM  

  • Bolton's not a bad choice. There's definately a lot to be said for Bolton.

    By Blogger Mondale, at 12:51 PM  

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