Wednesday, October 17, 2007

STARTING XI

USA starters v. Switzerland

Hahnemann

Cherundolo      Onyewu      Bocanegra      Lewis

Edu          Bradley

Feilhaber                                                  Beasley

Twellman                    Dempsey


Bob Bradley has gone with an experienced lineup, beginning with a backline that mirrors the back four from the opening match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Eddie Lewis returns to the lineup as the leading capwinner in the group (73), with Carlos Bocanegra continuing his role as team captain. Maurice Edu earns his first cap for the full team alongside Michael Bradley, pushing Benny Feilhaber out wide right with DaMarcus Beasley patrolling the left flank in search of his fourth goal in 2007. The former Revs tandem of Taylor Twellman and Clint Dempsey reunite as strike partners, Dempsey looking for his second goal in as many matches for the United States after scoring against Brazil last month in Chicago. Bradley previews today's match in today's ussoccer.com podcast.

The reserves:

Brad Guzan
Freddy Adu
Dan Califf
Jay DeMerit
Robbie Finley
Heath Pearce
Danny Szetela

6 comments:

Lobber said...

Well, let's hope Twellman stayed away from the sushi bar today. I wan't him to explode up front, but I don;t want him to EXPLODE! ; )

The Future said...

Terrible lineup.

Our worst game of the WC was with those back 4. Why would we need to relive that??

I like Edu in there. I wish Feilhaber would do something soon- we can't remember that shot against Mexico for much longer.

Hope Adu, Guzan, Szetela, and Pearce all make it in. Maybe DeMerit too.

Cmon USA!!!

Spek said...

Put in Freddy Adu already ... let this kid rock'n'roll

Rosie said...

!!!
They didn't put the game on Galavision! :O

generals11 said...

This was not the back four that started against the chezks in 06! Eddie pope was in the center back spot!

s said...

Well I was impressed with the new guys. Szetela, Edu and Adu stood out among the veterans. These young guys give me hope for WC 2010.