Thursday, June 23, 2005

Gold Cup roster

Goalkeepers (3) –Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Matt Reis (New England Revolution)

Defenders (7) –Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Eddie Pope (Real Salt Lake), Tony Sanneh (Chicago Fire), Greg Vanney (FC Dallas)

Midfielders (9) – Chris Armas (Chicago Fire), DaMarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven), Brad Davis (San Jose Earthquakes), Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), John O’Brien (ADO Den Haag), Ben Olsen (D.C. United), Steve Ralston (New England Revolution)

Forwards (4) – Conor Casey (FSV Mainz), Eddie Johnson (FC Dallas), Pat Noonan (New England Revolution), Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)


There's really no new faces, except for Reis/Conrad/Davis. It looks like Bruce pretty much knows who he's taking to Germany last year, and wants to get the guys playing well as a group, rather than experimenting with new faces. In addition, there's a few veterans (Sanneh, Armas, and Olsen) who seem to be on the outside looking in for the World Cup, and this will probably be their last big chance to impress.

This will be a big test for John O'Brien, who should be a sure starter if he's ever healthy. And yes, everyone still wants to see him at left back, so maybe we'll finally get a chance to.

Conor Casey is another guy who hasn't looked good for the national team. He needs a good tournament.

Should be an fun tournament to watch. Although, given the level of competition, Bruce's tactics should be the most interesting thing. Mexico and Colombia will be sending b-teams, and everyone else is just the same CONCACAF teams we usually beat.

7/7-vs Cuba
7/9-vs Canada
7/12-vs Costa Rica

7/16 or 17-quarterfinal (likely vs Guatemala/South Africa/Jamaica)

Comments on "Gold Cup roster"


Anonymous Fires Of Fulham said ... (11:57 PM, June 26, 2005) : 

It's good to see Matt Reis finally starting to get some respect. Though the last few matches his invincibility has started to become unraveled.


Blogger scaryice said ... (4:53 AM, July 19, 2005) : 

Hey, I believe this was the first comment on my blog! I didn't really notice until now...


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