US World Cup squad
Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:55 PM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:21 PM
U.S. TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY POSITION - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (12): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), José Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)
gotta cut seven players before the World Cup.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:24 PM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:06 PM
What happened to Adu? He was compared to Pele and i haven't heard about him in years.
IMO he hasn't really been given a chance.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:08 PM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:14 PM
He is also like 30 years old...
The writer makes an interesting point about his height/weight, which does indeed need to be scrutinized more. He's also correct about his country of origin being incredibly dodgy. It happens all the time: Martins (Nigerian), the ex-Newcastle player who was meant to be 21 when signed, but looked about 28. El Hadji Diouf (Senegalese/Blackburn Rovers) is meant to be 29 yet he's lost ALL of his pace as if he's much older than stated.
That said, sports are littered with players that peaked at an early age and didn't push on. Some players just don't develop.
Case in point; my friend was an academy player at Burnley FC - he was better than several Burnley academy graduates at 15. They pushed on, he didn't and now they're playing (or were) in the Premier League whereas he's a semi-pro.
Perhaps Adu hasn't applied himself, or perhaps his natural athletic advantage has been nullified now he's playing against men and he doesn't have the ability to make up the difference.
Edited by Miaoww, 11 May 2010 - 04:17 PM.