Monday, June 30, 2014

Wanna see something happy? (updated)

Is this the coolest injury update ever? Apparently, young Josmer took part in training today.

UPDATE: Klinsi comments.

- Greg Seltzer


Jayboy said...

Wow. For real? Do you have any inside information on his health... I just can't wrap my head around him being totally ready. Unless it was just a grade 1 strain... but it's like a 2-week recovery... Wow. IF he does play, that's huge for the US. It completely changes our tactics and offensive build-up.

dikranovich said...

Jay boy, he is not totally ready, ie he ain't going to play 90 mins. Meaning, he is not starting. He will however be available for selection, and the Belgians can keep that in mind, or not.

heythisisrobbie said...

The more I think about it, the more I think he should start if the medical staff says he's ready. It is the most logical option.

You can plan on him starting and being subbed early. You almost have to expect it as a coach, and every minute he goes is gravy. IMO, totally worth the risk.

If he's a late sub down 1, and goes down right after coming on, that burns 2 subs and totally deflates the team. GG after something like that.

dikranovich said...

Robbie, if this team is happy just getting to the qf then maybe you start Jozy, but if the aspiration is larger than a quarter final birth, maybe holding him out is best. If he is ready to go, he can be subbed in, and he can give ten or twenty minutes.

Of course he will probably start and score a couple goals.

I think Belgium might be a little nervous.

US support should be a big advantage.

Paul Poenicke said...

Greg, quick question: Given Gonzalez's showing against Germany, would you support starting Cameron at right back and Johnson at left wing? We certainly need to create more chances against Belgium to win. Starting Johnson on the left wing would probably result in more chances. Problem solved, or is there a cost for playing Gonzalez against the Belgians?

Soccertes said...

Why would you ever risk having to sub for a sub, thereby leaving us with only one sub (or no subs)? If Jozy is truly fit to play, he should start. If not, he shouldn't start. My guess is he won't even sniff the field today.