I know this is a little late, thanks for waiting. Been crazy with the phones this week. Nevertheless, here is the quick rundown. Those currently in "the 23" carry asterisks, but I expect some changes over the coming months...
Surprise!! Which is precisely the word no one would use here.
Sorry, I am just not convinced Evans can bring up to finals level. Chandler moves up based on warming club form and performance capability ceiling. But, gosh, I'd sure love to see Mayor Stevie get back in the game.
I'm aware that the coach and many readers may see it otherwise, but this is my list. No change here, Ogunbiyi is on radar.
Can a brother get Tim Ream in camp? Dude's been playing the best soccer of his life for a few months now. Brooks, meanwhile, missed a chance to gain ground on the starter.
Yeah yeah, I don't want to hear it. I am succumbing to A) a numbers reality & B) the thought that Beasley might have now passed over to a defender. He's kinda stopped attacking altogether, so he's still not a starter. I'd like to see Chris Klute in January, please.
Cameron could also be a candidate for time at left back, so the fact that guys like Edu and Williams have dropped out of frame is mildly disconcerting for now. Maybe they can get fit and in form. Maybe Klute can swing by and pick up Kitchen on his way. Either that or it may be time to look up Bryan Gerzicich's number. I came close to listing Dax McCarty here, out of optimal position.
As with the last time, just assume all three of the guys at this position will make the plane.
See above. Bedoya has gained team value by showing that he can also add some decent-level wing play.
I think this is an underrated crop. Just think back at how many US goals, if not also at the bigger ones, that are generated from the right side (Bedoya involvement included). Just imagine if Josh Gatt was healthy...
Not much to say except that, on restart prowess alone, Davis remains a threat to go. I promise, it's not a St. Louis thing. Oh crap... now I want an Elvis special from Ted Drewes.
Eddie Johnson was barely in the third spot last time, and now he's barely out of it.
- Greg Seltzer