Saturday, January 22, 2011

The obligatory US v Chile post

Yes, I'm awake and my chicken pepperoni sub on Parmesan bread which will eventually be jammed with tons of lettuce and tomato is warming (since I know you were wondering).

Here is your squad of 18 for the game, I'll have line-ups in about 30, perhaps a few thoughts, then USMNT player ratings as MLSS not longer after the final whistle and highlights here when they surface.

1-Sean Johnson, 18-Nick Rimando

6-A.J. DeLaGarza, 4-Omar Gonzalez, 12-Zach Loyd, 15-Sean Franklin, 5-Tim Ream, 3-Anthony Wallace, 2-Marvell Wynne

19-Eric Alexander, 7-Alejandro Bedoya, 16-Mix Diskerud, 8-Jeff Larentowicz, 10-Dax McCarty, 14-Brek Shea

17-Juan Agudelo, 9-Teal Bunbury, 11-Chris Wondolowski

My first thought upon seeing how they sectioned a few certain guys is it looks Bradley will be going with the ol' faithful 4-4-2 bucket. I hope to be wrong on this.

The line-up, which they list as 4-2-3-1. We will have to wait and see how it plays, though. Enjoy the game. It will be nice to see the McCarty/Diskerud/Bedoya trio in the middle of the park - that's a lot of running and passing, could open up the attack if they rule tonight. It will also be interesting to see what we get from the wingbacks, as well as the surely eventual Agudelo sub. Personally, I'd also like to see if Eric Alexander can bring his brand of jiggy to this level. I may not have said this yet, but kudos to the coach for this selection. Obviously, I am most chagrined not to see Starikov tonight... maybe in Cairo?

Rimando; Franklin, Ream, Gonzalez, Loyd; Larentowicz, McCarty (C); Bedoya, Diskerud, Shea; Wondolowski

Oh... and the sub was prima. I want to time travel just to eat it again.


- Greg Seltzer

1 comment:

bhamhawker said...

Been a while since I wrote a comment on your blog, but man that was an ugly performance last night. Agudelo, Bunbury, and Mix are promising, but the rest of that team was just....ugh.

I'll watch it because it's a team wearing the USA shirt, but that was just brutal to sit through. Such awful soccer.