Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Moor Coming

U.S. head coach Bob Bradley has continued to build the roster for the semifinal round second leg against Barbados, summoning FC Dallas defender Drew Moor to Miami. Moor has appeared four times for the United States, earning his first career point when he set up Jozy Altidore in the 2-2 draw against Mexico on Feb. 6 in Houston.

More changes are on the way, but here is a look at the current group gathered in Miami:

Goalkeepers (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Tim Howard (Everton FC), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders (6): Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Drew Moor (FC Dallas), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege) , Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)
Midfielders (4): DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Eddie Lewis (Derby County), Danny Szetela (Brescia)
Forwards (2): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC)


ryan21345 said...

drew moor, but no cooper?

JozyAdu said...

Is there any chance Jozy Altidore will be called up for this leg? I know he was busy with his Villarreal signing last week and may not have his fitness to the level Bradley wants but I would love to see Jozy out there again.

El Diablo said...

i think it would be a little stupid to have altidore come up right now. the guy just flew to spain to be with a new team. let him adjust so that he will have the pieces in place to eventually play for villareal. the teams we are playing right now are chumps. any of our players could beat these teams.

i agree with everyone posting about cooper though. his aerial ability combined with the speed of johnson, or adu, or any other striker we have makes him a perfect fit. i see no reason why he's not playing. unlike altidore, cooper needs practice with the national team so why not let him play against these garbage teams. makes no sense.

Xanthippas said...

Cooper! Cooper! Cooper!

(As in, please bring him in.)

JPARMZ said...

not sure on the cooper call but bringin in moor will hopf. build his confidence. def not good play against sweden or mexico but can he rebound..?

SabreKhan said...

Somebody at US Soccer has something against Cooper. There's no other explanation. He has two games and one goal. He scores with his feet and his head. He has the ability to beat defenders on the dribble. He has real foot speed and real attacking mentality. The only knock I can make on his game is that he chooses to shoot more often than pass, but he's a forward for Pete's sake.