Friday, February 12, 2010

The USMNT Injury Blotter

With so many injury situations to sweat, USMNT fans crave good fitness news more than ever.

In that light, I'd like to offer great hope (via a more optimistic sounding birdie) that Bolton signing Stuart Holden will dress in England for the first time Saturday against FA Cup foes Tottenham, while one or both of DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu could be back in the Rangers selection against third place Hibernian on Sunday.

Try not to get too excited as this is just step two on the road back. Even if all three suit up, and that is a possibility, don't expect them to combine for too many minutes this weekend. Of the three, I rate Holden as the most likely to appear this weekend (barring a Rangers injury in defensive midfield, I suppose), as he is coming off 60 Reserve minutes of play. This alone makes him the most match-fit of the trio.

Meanwhile, Pachuca's José Francisco Torres (who will the subject of an episode of some sort of Mexican television show in late March - I can't habla, folks, help!) could return for their weekend clash with Herculez Gomez and Puebla.

On the Jermaine Jones front, I have been told by a local spy that 'He is running again'. The club is still stonewalling, never a great sign. This, of course, his third comeback try this season. Will it be a charm? We shall see.

If not, it'll be about time we take his name down from our World Cup 2010 depth charts. For now, we cross fingers and send good vibes to Schalke's training ground.

Well... it's surely not the best burst of injury news ever, but hey, us beggars can't be choosers.
For now, that's what we have. Break out your mini-woos.


- Greg Seltzer


tyrona said...

Bradley with a great pass on the gladbach goal in the first half

Felix said...

The program Paco Torres is going to be on is about following certain players, mostly Mexican, and the challenges they face in preparing for and making the World Cup this year in South Africa.
My Spanish isn't the greatest, but I think that's the gist of it.

Love The Smell Of Burning Vuvuzela said...

Bradley with a great pass on the gladbach goal in the first half

Well, that was random. Hope you didn't just ruin anyone's DVR evening!

stromfeld said...

If you click the "Tweet" link at bottom of Torres article, you're taken to English translation:

Steven Streff said...

That's the program on ESPN Deportes then? I saw an advertisement for that, and thought I saw Paco on it.

Hopefully, there will be some sort of translation for that then.