Thursday, February 27, 2014

Re-Cyprus-ity


Our man Klinsi has summoned 24 USMNT players to the isle for Wednesday's relocated friendly with Ukraine. The biggest surprise is Alfredo Morales. Perhaps he thinks Eric Lichaj needs a full club comeback form injury, but that has not been the rule on other occasions - such as, erm, right now with regards to Jermaine Jones. Anyhoooo, it is nice to see Brooks, Gooch and Ream back in the defensive mix and Agudelo returning to the attack stable. Actually, I would kinda like to see Juan work left wing for at least part this one. 

Also, do remember that Julian Green is there only to train. He cannot play in the match. I know, I know... life is so unfair. I mean, just check out that beach the call-ups won't get anywhere near.

G - Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)

D - John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Tim Ream (Bolton)

M - Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mikkel Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Beşiktaş), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Barnsley), Daniel Williams (Reading)

F - Juan Agudelo (FC Utrecht), Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)





- Greg Seltzer

16 comments:

dikranovich said...

there is potential here to have one of the tallest backlines in the history of football.

Unknown said...

Grant Wahl opined on Twitter that Chandler got snubbed. Did I miss a faster-than-initially-reported recovery or is Chandler still unavailable through injury?

Greg Seltzer said...

Chandler is not close to ready for a return yet.

9a7b308e-77ba-11e3-9a6b-000f20980440 said...

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Brek Shea (Barnsley), and Juan Agudelo (FC Utrecht).

For me these are the only plays on the fence I would take if there is a way to fit them in the squad.

Aqudelo gives you a versatile forward just in case, Brooks is the future at CB so should spend time with Gonzalez and Besler, and Shea is tactically the only dynamic game changer of that bunch.

justinwkoehn said...

I think JK should invite Chandler up for a day or two just to be around the team while he is rehabing. It'd be an awesome gesture.

dikranovich said...

coach klinsmann looks to be selling Julian Green on the national team. coach has his big guns there for the pitch, and that is probably the way he wants it. im sure he put up a little fight with Bruce over taking Landon. and lost!!!

coach has his duel nationals on hand also. the happy ones, who have openly committed to the program.

Greg Seltzer said...

As noted, Chandler is quite very injured. Wake up to reality, dude.

justinwkoehn said...

I didn't say practice with the team, did I? He can roll up in a wheelchair if all I care. But it would show his support for the team, and the team's support for him...(i.e. awesome GESTURE). For a writer you don't read very well.

John said...

Yeah, it would have been cool if JK invited him to be with the team while rehabbing kinda like Holden.

John said...

@dikranovich: I don't think he wanted to call up Donovan or his teammate Gonzalez since the MLS season starts soon. He did only call up 2 players from MLS, Dempsey because he was already in Europe and Bradley because Toronto have a bye week.

dikranovich said...

john, coach klinsmann called in the five players he refers to as the spine of the team. I mean, deuce doesn't have a bye week in week one, does he?

im sure coach would have preferred having landon there as well, but this is set up so the leaders of the team can give a good impression to the incoming prodigy.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ justinwkoehn: I was not talking to you. I was talking to NSC's own private Beetlejuice above you.

justinwkoehn said...

Oh sorry...I can never get through any of his comments completely. Thought you were referring to my Chandler comment.

dikranovich said...

just in, you are going to have a tough time here if you cant get through my post or comprehend gregs.

John said...

@dikranovich: Yeah, but Dempsey is already in Europe so it makes sense that he got called up.

justinwkoehn said...

di kr an ovi ch, It's Justin. Thx.