Friday, June 8, 2012

This is the United States calling, are we reaching Mr. Lichaj?

All that finger-crossing you did for Fabian Johnson to recover in time for the start of World Cup Qualifying didn't work. Apparently it tweaked Edgar Castillo's hamstring too.

Point is, the U.S. is out of regular left backs less than a day away from kickoff with Antigua and Barbuda.

This shouldn't be a huge deal as Parkhurst has played just about every defensive position known to man this season for Nordsjælland and Bocanegra still has a left foot. But man, if there was one spot where we didn't need to lose more speed, that was it.

Some have called for Cameron to slide over and I recall Onyewu having played LCB in a 3-5-2 for FC Twente at one point. That said, shifting Boca over with Cameron or Onyewu partnering Goodson is probably the safest bet at this point.


- Jacob Klinger

13 comments:

Jay Eychaner said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

Tom said...

Good gravy. This is irritating.

Matt O'Brien said...

"Last time we see Fabian Johnson in a U.S. shirt," says the cynic in me. Reactionary? Yes, but I got nervous after he showed so well in the non-binding friendlies and picked up a knock when it counts. And after Chandler, I am a cynic.

Greg Seltzer said...

If you're aware that you're being reactionary, then why proceed? :)

dikranovich said...

matt, fabian johnson has used his one time switch, therefor, he will only be flying high with the eagle, so point your talons in a different direction.

Unknown said...

"he keeps hanging up"

jaredlaunius said...

Pearce? Loyd? Frankie Hedjuk?

Greg Seltzer said...

Hey, you already know what I'd do in this situation.

Wideboy said...

Dunivant? Morales? Bornstein? No NOT Bornstein! Um ... John? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone at all?

Matt said...

Let's bring back Beasley at left back! It worked so well last time.

Jay Eychaner said...

Ho ho! That's a good one.

Wideboy said...

How much does Timmy Chandler want to play for USA again? Whatever it is we may need to pay! Ok, I know that's bad, but...

Matt said...

@Wideboy: Paying for national team allegiance is definitely "nasty".