Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On tap: USMNT v Brazil

The Brazilians are coming! The Brazilians are coming!

And they may be mad after needing a last gasp penalty kick to beat Egypt. Meanwhile, the USMNT is in need of a result if they want any chance of a third group game that matters.

My elbow is killin' right now, but I'll be back with a few thoughts on tomorrow's clash after I have a nice break. For the time being, kick your feet up in the reading/media room:

- U.S. Soccer match notes
- match preview
- Brazil battling fatigue
- Donovan: It's a must-win
- Bocanegra trains, faces another late fitness test
- Press conference mp3: Bob Bradley & Landon Donovan
- Tuesday training interview video (click June 16th clip)
- GOL TV's Phil Schoen calls for more U.S. razzmatazz
- Hahnemann joins Wolves (he's not at CC, but still)
- Mexican report: Depor may want Torres in Bravo swap
- Turkish report: CL side Sivasspor in Onyewu bid
- North Korea are the sixth team qualified for WC10

Another side note: I was asked by email if Jermaine Jones would be able to train with the USMNT before his switch is approved by FIFA's Player Status Committee. The answer is a definite "no, absolutely not".

- Greg Seltzer


Joos said...

How is that different from Ihemulu training with the Canadian team while he was going through the process (though it eventually failed). Do you have attribution for that?

Greg Seltzer said...

I don't know about Ihemelu's ordeal, but I'd gather that the fact his failed is why others won't go there. The person who told me that it was out of the question was Jones' agent, who reasoned that it would just be one big sticky mess to have him in training before the switch was approved.

I can also only assume that any injury he might suffer in U.S. training would not be covered unless he was "a USMNT player".