Sunday, October 11, 2015


Not that I blame them or find this out of bounds razzing, but Mexico is certainly enjoying their CONCACAF Cup win and Under-23 success in Olympic qualifying. Fair enough, I guess they had to wait a while for a victory over us.

- Greg Seltzer

Five in, eight out of USMNT squad

The details. The gist:

"Goalkeeper Bill Hamid (D.C. United), midfielders, Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC) and forward Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen), will join the squad upon the team’s arrival Sunday.

Following Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup match, Klinsmann released a total of eight players from camp: goalkeeper Nick Rimando, defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Matt Besler, midfielders Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley and Graham Zusi and forwards Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski."

Where does that leave us? I will suggest this:

Guzan; Yedlin, Cameron, Orozco, Ream; Williams, Bedoya (assuming he will be over the illness), Diskerud; Wood, Altidore, Shea or Zardes

- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Your USMNT Line-Up v Mexico

Not what I wanted in midfield shape, but I see the thinking behind how this can work. Looks like Klinsi thinks we need goals plural to win, and I think he is right on that aspect.

- Greg Seltzer

I did not see that coming.

I thought this US Under-23 team would handle the business, but Honduras has put their Olympic qualifying hopes in dire straits.

Speaking of the bigger game tonight, you may know Bobby Wood has come into the side for the ill Alejandro Bedoya. As it so happens, the Union Berlin forward discussed the possibility of facing Mexico for the first time in such a huge situation with me just last week.

Now watch this...

- Greg Seltzer

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ATTN: Milwaukee-Area Folk

You have a pretty special day with native son Jay DeMerit coming up next Saturday. It is a four-part event, you can register for each bit here.

- Greg Seltzer

Tuesday, October 6, 2015