Thursday, June 26, 2014

Your USMNT Line-Up

Two changes and they are sizable gambles. Of course, I will be pulling for my St. Louis homey to seize the day like it's some Ted Drewes and toasted ravs. Meanwhile, Ghana has lost their Boateng (in addition the already-banned Muntari) for their Portugal clash - seems like mildly good news, but we shall see.

One hour to kickoff, strap in everybody...












- Greg Seltzer

16 comments:

dikranovich said...

Looks like two pretty sizable changes, but any change is going to be big

Ryan said...

Thank God you didn't wish Imo's upon him. That awfulness would surely jinx the whole team.

dikranovich said...

Hey, we have what might be one of our best defensive midfielders on the bench, should we need him

Greg Seltzer said...

How dare you, Ryan.

How. Dare. You.

Greg Seltzer said...

Yes, two changes, thank you. I honestly did not even notice Gonzo. Hmm. Strange-ish. If he wanted to do that, I would prefer Cameron take RB and Johnson switch to LB.

Tony M said...

Cameron at right back, Greg? Not JK's style to play guys in their club position...

Matt said...

I am not sure I can take another 45 minutes of this.

dikranovich said...

Thank you Ronaldo Thank you very much

brooklyn cat said...

not exactly emphatic, but will take it!

Tom said...

It'll work. Germany is very effective.

dikranovich said...

With France playing like world beaters and of course brasil in the top bracket, USA have to like a Belgium/ Argentina pairing. And with Belgium having two wins in friendlies and the fact that Belgium have not played the caliber of competition in this event, there might be a good advantage in there for USA.

And we always play Argentina tough, and we have won them in big events in South America. Wow, maybe this has worked out as well as we could have expected.

It looks like The Dutch will have to get through CONCACAF to reach the finals in brasil. It will be a tall order if they can accomplish this feat.

dikranovich said...

From a confederation standpoint, South America has to be a little upset that four of their teams were drawn into into such a tight grouping. They have five teams in the knockout round, but only a max of two could make the semis.

dikranovich said...

USA are two wins from a semi finals matchup, with one of several mouthwatering options. This is what it is all about, and this is the time to dig down deep.

So a win against Portugal would have changed up the tactics a little bit, but not much, and maybe another player like Besler gets a rest, or he can tough it out. He surely has not played a full euro season like many players, such as Cameron.

How is Jozy, seems like he would come on as a sub for his first time back, but maybe he is ready come Tuesday, then again, who better than Belgium for Aron johansson to be playing against at this World Cup?

I believe we will win!!!
We all should believe we will win!!!

That's what it's f'ing a about, for gods sake. Lord have mercy.

And just like our boy tom petty...... No, I won't back down!!!

mark said...

I know it didnt get played but what was the point of the closed door belgium friendly?

dikranovich said...

Mark, it was sort of like the USA playing the soviets a week before the 80 Olympics. Sometimes when you lose you win.

In this case Belgium could have claimed three straight wins before the game that counts. USA would see this as an advantage in our favor, as would a win have been viewed.

Even not playing The game is advantage USA, because Belgium is the team that backed out of the game.

justinwkoehn said...

Why didn't we see a Green cameo at the end of the Germany game? Was it only because both wingers were subbed already? Or even Chandler for that matter. Seems like a waste for the sub to go unused, especially given the scorelines.