Thursday, June 27, 2013

Red hot! Get your Gold Cup roster heeere!

First off, let me apologize for being so quiet here lately. I promise to make it all up once I get back to home base from Turkey. Now to the main course, Klinsi's 23 for the Gold Cup.

For now, I'm off to the stadium for the Under-20 team's do-or-die match with Ghana, but I will be back later with some thoughts in the comment section. Until then, Have at it, ya vultures!

G - Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

D - Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brøndby), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting CP), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Mikkel Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Francisco Torres (Tigres)

F - Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)








- Greg Seltzer

28 comments:

WilkersonMclaser said...

Jack Mac!

Greg Doucette said...

little bit thin at CB.

bighurt chavez said...

I think this is when gooch takes his spot back

WilkersonMclaser said...

Happy as I am, this roster is cryin' out for Amobi Okugo.

Jay said...

Am I wrong to think it's nice to have such depth that people are complaining about who was left off rather than who was put in?

That said, why Wondo? If you're calling based on form, Wondo has to be left off.

dikranovich said...

each team in the gold cup gets four roster changes after the group stages. besler is probably a lock to come in. along with brad evans. maybe coach klinsmann does not take two players from one team, but sounders have the easier july schedule over kc, so maybe both ej and evans get called in, along with besler, that's three, with one more maybe coming in.

la galaxy have the toughest schedule of all in july.

dikranovich said...

the under 20s need to watch Italy and how they play defense. at the moment of truth is when these young players need to really up their game. usa today in the under 20 were to soft and did not play with urgency in their own third.

Conor said...

Greg, you hear anything about the rumors of Bedoya to FC Twente?
http://hd.se/sport/2013/06/12/hif-s-svara-transferpussel-inga/
http://www.twentefans.nl/nieuws/10123/-bedoya-wekt-interesse-fc-twente-.html
http://www.fctwente.nu/fotos/fc-twente-nieuws/fc-twente-jaagt-op-amerikaans-international-bedoya.html

Zach said...

Oh, I have plenty of complaints for who's in. Give me Agudelo, Okugo, and Sheanon Williams for Wondolowski, Bruin, and Beltran any day.

But at least there's no Alan Gordon.

Crossing my fingers Lletget breaks out his year.

dikranovich said...

rimando

phurst goodson gooch dmb

holden Beckerman

gatt mix ld

gomez


can you feel the competition?

dikranovich said...

oh yeah, and jack mac will get two goals in his first two games. coming off the bench

Tony M said...

Well, time to update Goodson club affilaition...

TrueCrew said...

Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes).

paul said...

And shit...

Gatt was pulled out of today's game with knee injury.

dikranovich said...

that's tough on gatt, must be the scandanavian schedule. he should come play in MLS.

this opens the door to a reunion of sorts, having dmb and ld patrolling the wings. Castillo gets his start at left back and usa probably doesn't miss a thing, but adds a little experience.

this also just moves bedoya and jack mac up the ladder, that's if gatt has an injury that actually sidelines him from the gold cup.

Greg Seltzer said...

Bedoya is not a winger.

dikranovich said...

only in Sweden!!!

dikranovich said...

greg, could we compromise and say ale bedoya is more of a winger than Joshua gatt is a center forward?

Greg Seltzer said...

Bedoya is in no way a winger. He has been moved to play only the #10 position at Helsingborg this season and is exploding in form right now. Why must we always move players out of their best position? I simply do not understand.

Greg Seltzer said...

On a positive note, I actually took your suggestion to enjoy a steam in the Turkish bath (hamann) and it was pretty good. Don't think I've ever been in a temperature that hot before.

Tony M said...

So, Greg, clicked on the video over on MLS.com. Expected, I don't know, a uniquely skewed soccer video cast, something that reflected the eclecticism hinted at all these years.

But wow. All I can say is cool - that was fun to watch.

Greg Seltzer said...

I'm actually not sure which video you're referring to - 'lil help.

dikranovich said...

blogger please!! nice killer crossover though, into a modified salt shaker.

jon said...

I think he's referring to your "Red Nights" video that is at the top of the page if one follows the mlssoccer.com link under "NSC Friends"

So, yeah, well done. It's nice to see some of your skills.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ jon: Ohhhhhh, thaaaat one. Heh, that was an experiment we improv-ed in an hour. But thanks, much appreciated. There will be more videos to come.

Greg Seltzer said...

Oops, I meant to also address that last comment to Tony M. Again, thanks.

Tony M said...

Did you know they were doing that? Anyway, my overwhelming impression was "wow, life in Amsterdam is good, isn't it?"

Greg Seltzer said...

Actually, I did not know they were posting that there. And yeah, this place is a gem.