Monday, March 18, 2013

Klinsi calls his group

As it turns out, Fabian Johnson does not pass fit in time, Jonathan Spector gets injured on the weekend and there's no Michael Parkhurst. Meanwhile, Cpt. 'Los and Gooch have been a-bench-sittin' lately, while Tim Howard remains sidelines. You may all commence advanced fretting... now.

On the other hand, we actually have a couple of proper wingers along this time.

G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

D - Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brøndby), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes)

M - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (AS Roma), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)

F - Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)







- Greg Seltzer

31 comments:

Tony M said...

I am strangely okay. Think Cameron will be at right back?

dikranovich said...

looks like dmb will be the left back. i kind of like it because he can have a chance at redemption after the saprissa affair from four years ago.

dikranovich said...

i know it might be hard to fathom, but it might be best to play deuce from the bench against costa rica.

The Streetsweeper said...

Dempsey - Altidore -Gomez
Jones - Corona - Bradley
Beasley - Edu - Gonzo - Cam'ron

With the expectation that Jones and Bradley stay home more than usual and you leave it up to the front four to make things happen offensively with the help of Beasley and Cam'ron doing their thing and Jones and Bradley as outlets to maintain possession.

Jolazo said...

That backline is a disaster.

dikranovich said...

i am not against a 3-5-2. it is the american made formation, but it is ironic that dmb last started at left back four years ago against said costa rica, but it was in the saprissa, and denver will be a different beast.

if we are going to go with a center back pairing, it maybe could be one that has lined up before. that means beltran at right back.

Greg Seltzer said...

Good grief, dude. The 3-5-2 is a variation of the 5-3-2 first used by Argentina.

dikranovich said...

so what?, that sounds like a nice strong defensive formation, that can offer some offensive bite. and we got about ten center backs on this roster. so thats like three lines worth of.

greg, you are fighting me, and you shouldnt be.

Greg Seltzer said...

No, yet again, I am making simple corrections of the 'facts as you see them'.

dikranovich said...

greg, im talking soccer, and you are taking pot shots at me.

whats up with that?

Greg Seltzer said...

Dude, you are making up "facts" again, which forces me to disseminate the correct info. If you don't want "shots" taken at you, stop strolling in front of the target.

SeaOtter said...

Greg,
Do you see JK "breaking up" his new CB pairing here?

Lots of folks have Cameron moving outside, but if Gonzo-Cameron is it for the foreseeable future, doesn't JK need to stick it out with those two, no matter?

Dikranovic, the roster is short one holding midfielder for a JK attempt at a 3-5-2.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ dikranovich: And by the way, I did not debate your point that we might be best served using a 3-5-2 right now. You may be right on that for this particular moment.

@ SeaOtter: I don't see why Cameron and Gonzo would be locks for the foreseeable future.

And we have more than enough holding-capable midfielders around. As usual.

dikranovich said...

"true wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us"

Greg Seltzer said...

Dude. All I did was factually correct your claim. Don't be sore about me.

dikranovich said...

no greg, someone was talking greek philosophy the other day and i just wanted to quote one of the greats.

greg, you are way to narcissistic about this stuff.

i think beltran is going to start at right back and dmb is going to have to hold down the left side.

Greg Seltzer said...

Why does he have to? Cameron played decent left back in the EPL on Saturday.

dikranovich said...

if we are going to have a center back pairing that has played together before cameron must play center back.

Greg Seltzer said...

We don't "have to" do that either.

Greg Seltzer said...

Meanwhile, you want to run out the same things at LB and the central pairing that failed miserably the last time those players were stationed there.

dikranovich said...

no, my prefered pairing for this group would be edu and cameron.

Jamie said...

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."

Pot, meet Kettle.

Dean Campbell said...

I would pair Edu and Cameron in central defense flanked by the two inexperienced fullbacks; Beasley and Johnson would be placed on the wings with the idea that they have the speed to help out the fullbacks and support the attack effectively; Jones and Bradley in central midfield; Dempsey withdrawn forward; and Altidore as striker in a 4-4-1-1 formation.

Greg Seltzer said...

I've never understood the widespread fascination with shoving Edu back into defense - and especially now that he is playing with command in his blatantly true DM position in a league stocked with dangerous #10's.

dikranovich said...

jamie, reveal yourself please. you are from chi town arent you?

Jamie said...

No. I've been to Chicago maybe five or six times in my entire life. What in the world does Chicago have to do with anything?

dikranovich said...

really i thought you were jamie trecker, but i guess you are not, and then its no fun.

paul said...

Hamid looked sharper than Rimando last weekend. I didn't get to see Johnson's game.

Jay said...

Johnson had a strong game against SKC on Saturday -- player of the week, actually. It wasn't a good game, per se (27% possession for Chicago, who are looking meeeeek on attack), but he kept the back organized, swept up what he needed to sweep up, and kept the clean sheet against a couple of really good attempts on goal.

Jamie said...

I am not Jamie Trecker.

paul said...

Brad Davis is now in as well