Saturday, October 5, 2013

In case you missed it...

He hasn't had these lately, but today was a tough one for Timmy. As exemplified by...









- Greg Seltzer

24 comments:

dikranovich said...

I would not be a bit surprised if the next team both Jozy and Timmy play for is nyfc.. God this goal reminds me of the deuce own goal debate.

WonderKin said...

Forgivable since it was a real own goal... as opposed to "almost".

Brian B said...

I was a bit disappointed with this. I thought, with the jump he had, he could've (should've?) gotten there?

Brian B said...

And I think he could've done better on both of the Citeh's goals from the run of play. I honestly will be happy with he or Guzan starting in Brasil come summer. Guzan is the currently our best keeper, but I have no doubt Timmy would show up big on the big stage.

Jolazo said...

Hey Greg, is Bedoya injured or was he dropped?

dikranovich said...

I really, really do think marvell wynne is the man for the right back spot. the hungry beast is just so strong on defense. and so fast!!!

Greg Seltzer said...

Bedoya was a late scratch, he got ill.

Alex said...

Like Run-DMC got ill?

Bryan said...

Uh-oh, Greg: Jürgen has named a complete roster for the Jamaica/Panama games, and there's no Goodson:
http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/10/klinsmann-names-roster-for-jamaica-and-panama-qualifiers.aspx

Greg Seltzer said...

So? No Dempsey, either. Only 20 called, so my only real issue is wondering why Chandler/Lichaj aren't there.

WonderKin said...

Frustrating. It makes you wonder if there is more to this? Personality issue or something unrelated to soccer? What is Lichaj's standing with the other players?

Greg Seltzer said...

With his club or the US? I've never heard of any problem at his clubs.

WonderKin said...

I'm a huge Jurgen fan. I've supported every move he's made and I like his overarching philosophies. I think he keeps the big picture in mind and understands team dynamics beyond tactics.

We argue about different positions all day, but philosophically Jurgen has been pretty consistent.

But...

How is only calling in 20 out 23 available players pushing competition? Does he not want to take players away from their teams at this point in the season?

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Jay said...

Seems to me that he's leaving space for a few call ups after the Jamaica game.

WonderKin said...

Maybe, but if he wanted to see anyone in training they only have 2 days in between games.

dikranovich said...

seems to me we are going to get a good taste of kb and mix disk in these next two games. the pairing was deadly this summer at the gold cup and adding jones to the group makes for a strong central midfield trio.

the roster pretty much lines itself up. altidore at the head, with zusi and Donovan wide. the trio in the middle and evans and dmb working the wingbacks.

Cameron is going to have to step up and learn to pair with besler, because these two players have the potential to form a very strong central defensive partnership. omar aint a terrible option either and he could use the reps.

John said...

@Dikranovich:

"I really, really do think marvell wynne is the man for the right back spot. the hungry beast is just so strong on defense. and so fast!!!"

Nice one Haha!

Kirk Diggler said...

Eric Lichaj is a better defender than Edgar Castillo and can play either fullback position. Castillo has only occasionally looked good in a USMNT uniform and as a LM is not comparable to other options that we have there.

Enuff already.

WonderKin said...

agreed.

John said...

@Kirk Diggler: Castillo is a good player. He helped Tijuana go deep in the Copa Libertadores last season. Too many U.S. MNT fans have a false opinion of him. Enough already!

Kirk Diggler said...

@John

He has not played well (with a few small exceptions) for the USMNT so I don't care what he does in Mexico. He is a defensive liability at LB, and he will never get time at LM in a meaningful game. So why is he here? As bench filler? JK should have moved on a long time ago. He is a slow learner, just like he has been slow to learn about Torres.

John said...

@Kirk Diggler: He's on the team because like I said he's a good player. He's earned it with his last few performances for the U.S. MNT and he's been one of the best LB's in the Mexican league for the last 2 seasons. You say he is a defensive liability but he proved people like you wrong back in August, he showed that he is capable of defending well against Bosnia who are a big physical team. Torres is also a good player who performs consistently well for Tigres, but he's behind quite a few players in midfield. Also saying that JK is a slow learner is laughable.

John said...

Boom!