Wednesday, June 24, 2009

U.S. Lineup vs. Spain

1-Tim Howard
3-Carlos Bocanegra
5-Oguchi Onyewu
8-Clint Dempsey
9-Charlie Davies
10-Landon Donovan (capt.)
12-Michael Bradley
13-Ricardo Clark
15-Jay DeMerit
17-Jozy Altidore
21-Jonathan Spector

Two changes from Egypt with Howard coming back in front of the net, while Bocanegra comes back from injury and starts at left back. This is the first time Bocanegra will start on the left since the U.S. took on Ecuador in Tampa Bay on March 25, 2007, a 3-1 win (LD had a hat-trick if you forgot).


Terrence said...

No I didn't forget that 3-1 win. It was my 18th birthday and LD gave me a good gift. Good Luck boys! Rip Spain a new one!

Tony said...

Strong! I like the backline.

Chris said...

Let's go boys!

Go USA! Beat Espana!

Historicus said...

Finally! Bocenegra to start at left back with Demerit and Gooch in the middle.

I was hoping Bradley would inject Adu or Torres into the middle instead of two d-mids again. That would give the US attack more possession and bite.

But perhaps with Spain being SO strong the middle, and the wings and the defense and the attack, Bradley decided to be more conservative.

Anyway, GO USA!!!!!!

The Future said...

I like it!

Bocanegra plays LB in France, why not here? Hope DeMerit continues his good form.

Do well guys! Represent!

TCamp13 said...

YES the 4-4-2 rides again.

Julio said...

I like the lineup. Let's go and do our best!!!

Mr. Ted Bundy said...

I love this backline. Spector has been great and I am anxious to see Boca back there at LB with Gooch and DeMerit in the middle. That is a pretty strong backline.

PeteKALIK said...

I hope LD and Dempsey brought their running shoes.

Roland said...

Alright Los!

We're glad to have you back buddy! We're gonna need the best defense out there today.

Anonymous said...

Great line up. That was a good game back on '07 I remember it was hot as heck out there, that I even got tan lines. Good luck out there today!!!!

mtgrizzlyfan said...

OMG USA 1-0 at the half. Had good feelings since I saw the lineup and Bradley, Howard and Bocanegra singing the national anthem. I'm sold on the new chant ZEBRA ZEBRA ZEBRA ZEBRA!!!!

davidm said...

Need someone in the midfield in the second half to hold the ball. Torres would be a nice option. Maybe even Adu. Can't keep giving Spain that much space and possession.

Roland said...

SPECTACULAR half guys!!

You can do it! Beat Spain!

Yes we can!!!

mtgrizzlyfan said...

All the things I felt like I've questioned have been answered. Howard big save on Torres to keep us up 1-0, Dempsey is playing defense, Donovan is all over the place, two attacking strikers, good first touches, playing with heart and desire, pride in the shirt. 45 minutes to go but so far win or lose I am so proud of these guys.

@ davidm this group of players is beating spain at the moment 1-0, I don't thing it is time for a sub.

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Thanks guys so proud!

ghayas said...

Everybody rose to the occasion. Hope they keep it up in the finals.