Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Feet to fire time

Word has it Klinsi could select as many as 29 players to for USMNT camp today, so it seems like a good time to take a stab at guessing who gets called (though I only picked 28). Bear in mind, it's not about my clipboard this time, but a prediction of what the boss actually does. Here goes...

GK - Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando

D - Oguchi Onyewu, Steve Cherundolo, Carlos Bocanegra, Timothy Chandler, Eric Lichaj, Clarence Goodson, Tim Ream, Michael Parkhurst, Jonathan Spector, Edgar Castillo

MF - Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Maurice Edu, Kyle Beckerman, Sacha Kljestan

Attackers - Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Fabian Johnson, Brek Shea, Jose Francisco Torres, DaMarcus Beasley

F - Jozy Altidore, Chris Wondolowski, Herculez Gomez, Kenny Cooper

By the way, those listed toward the ends of the lines are most likely to be left out. And other than Freddy Adu, Terrence Boyd, Geoff Cameron and Heath Pearce, I really don't see anyone outside my prediction list getting the call.

- Greg Seltzer


Bernardinho said...

Donovan's there twice. Is he more the midfielder or the attacker?

Greg Seltzer said...

Heh. Oops.

Tom said...

Also looks like no Timmy. Seems he might be abandoning ship after all--smoke, fire, etc.

Greg Seltzer said...

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. Whoa! You may be getting way ahead of yourself in the wrong direction.

For starters, I didn't assume Chandler isn't in the second group. And even if I had, I'm not sure how you leap all the way to that second remark. Why so cynical?

susan said...

I'd already read elsewhere that JK had already fielded the no-Chandler question and he had passed on this camp.

So, why so cynical? Well, he's happy to play friendlies, but repeatedly not showing for official competitions. It gets suggestive the second iteration.

Tom said...

Damn, oops. The comment at 6:09 was from me--was logged into my wife's side.