Tuesday, March 13, 2007

CONCACAF All Stars

It's too simple just to pick the best players. So how about this: There are 35 national teams in CONCACAF (not counting the non-FIFA members). If you took one player from each team, what's the best 18 man roster you could come up with? Here's what I came up with.

GK

Belize-Shane Moody-Orio
Trinidad and Tobago-Shaka Hislop

D

Costa Rica-Luis Marin
Jamaica-Tyrone Marshall
Mexico-Rafael Marquez
Netherlands Antilles-Angelo Cijntje
Panama-Felipe Baloy
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Ezra Hendrickson

M

Barbados-Paul Ifill
Bermuda-Khano Smith
Canada-Julian de Guzman
El Salvador-Eliseo Quintanilla
Grenada-Shalrie Joseph
U.S.A.-Landon Donovan

F

Guatemala-Carlos Ruiz
Haiti-Jean Philippe Peguero
Honduras-David Suazo
Cuba-Lester More

Not Used

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Guyana
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Suriname
U.S. Virgin Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands

Comments on "CONCACAF All Stars"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:33 PM, March 16, 2007) : 

can you explain to us MLS fans how Guevara and Derosario didn;t make it....

And too bad about the non-FIFA rule, would love to have Thuram on there for Guadeloupe

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (7:10 AM, March 17, 2007) : 

David Suazo is generally regarded as the best Honduran player. He plays for Cagliari in Italy, and has been in Serie A for years now. He also was the third leading scorer in the league last year, with 22 goals. No brainer over Guevara.

De Rosario's been great, but Julio de Guzman plays for Deportivo which is very impressive.

 

Blogger Ross said ... (11:04 AM, March 22, 2007) : 

As an FC Dallas fan, let me be the first to give the official "snort snort chortle yuk yuk" to Shaka Hislop. I don't know where Dwight Yorke and Stern John are nowadays, but they have to be better choices that Shaka.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 PM, April 01, 2007) : 

Agree with the Stern John over Hislop. He's been horrible for Dallas.

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (9:02 PM, April 01, 2007) : 

I know Hislop is not at his best anymore. However, I didn't want to use a country like the USA on a goalkeeper, when the other countries don't have top talent elsewhere. Maybe I should've taken one of their other guys (Ince or Jack).

Actually, maybe Jaime Penedo of Panama would've been a good pick...

 

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