Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cameron out for Prague trip

I get the young guys in camp, I do, but there still needs to be some veteran presences around. One of those, Geoff Cameron, has unsurprisingly been ruled out the USMNT gathering in the Czech Republic next week.

- Greg Seltzer


dikranovich said...

This should almost certainly locks players into their positions. Germaricans. At wing backs brooks on the left and you know orozco comes up big in road friendlies. That leaves two defenders to sub in, plus morales in an emergency, and we should not forget that it was coaches from atletico Madrid that though Shea would be best at center half.

Brooks and orozco could be a real nice tandem, like batman and robin.

Diplodocus said...

Any update on Cameron prior to the madness of transfer deadline day? Any indication that anyone is lining up a bid that Stoke can't say no to as it seems they'd much rather keep him around the squad than sell?

Unknown said...

If there is a transfer plan in the works, wouldn't it make more sense for him to spend some time with the new team instead of the first friendly post world cup? Now if he stays at stoke, then maybe it can only be attributed to fitness, since he did receive that muscle strain a week ago.

Unknown said...

Fabian Johnson, Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando, Timmy Chandler, Brek Shea, Bedoya, Michael Orozco all have 10 plus caps, ben pros for a while, and or a WC under their belts. Veteran leadership seems fine to me.

Nick said...

The "veteran presences" (Beasley, Dempsey, Bradley, Jones, Beckerman, etc.) are in MLS, with teams that don't want to release their players. Unless you're talking about players like Onyewu or Kljestan.

9 players on the current roster were in Brazil. All the available veteran presences are there.