Friday, June 26, 2009

Jay Heaps' Long Nightmare is Over

No one could've seen his call up to the Gold Cup coming. At the age of 32, he likely will be capped for the first time for the USMNT. He's the oldest member of the squad, and also a current record holder. He owns the title of most MLS games played by an American without being capped. Is there really any shot of seeing him in 2010 (at LB?), or does Bob Bradley just want a veteran to help win this tournament (and also possibly to make sure the callups are distributed evenly among teams)?

Carey Talley is next in line, and I'm sure he can't be happy about this development. He was called up before by his former DC coach Bruce Arena, and came ever so close in 2000:

"Was seconds away from his first full cap, waiting to come as a substitute against Chile, when the match ended."

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Blogger Fake Sigi said ... (10:43 AM, June 26, 2009) : 

Not even Steve Nicol weeps for Jay Heaps.


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Anonymous ursula said ... (11:44 PM, June 28, 2009) : 

I remember seeing Talley on the sideline in Chile. So long a wait...


Anonymous price per head said ... (3:27 PM, January 26, 2013) : 

I hope that he won't be capped. I think that it is great that he can still play well with that age.


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