Saturday, June 6, 2009

USA Lineup is In

Here's tonight's lineup... be sure to watch pregame coverage starting at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN with the game set to kick off at 7:27 on ESPN and Galavision



USA: Tim Howard; Jonathan Spector, Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein; Clint Dempsey, Ricardo Clark, Pablo Mastroeni, Landon Donovan; Jozy Altidore, Conor Casey

Subs: 6-Marvell Wynne, 7-DaMarcus Beasley, 9-Benny Feilhaber , 14-Jay DeMerit, 15-Charlie Davies, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 18-Brad Guzan GK

21 comments:

Matthias said...

let bob know he's an idiot for me. Thanks

Jonathan deShetler said...

Why no Torres?! The only bright spot in the last match... not even a sub now...

L.P. said...

Why is Torres missing from the line up? Sasha????? come on Bradley. Stop playing your favorites and get the proper people in there. This just goes to show how he needs to be sacked!

Roland said...

Why do we have 2 DMs and Dempsey in the midfield? Who's going to playmake? I imagine it's going to be a lot of long balls to Jozy and Casey tonight???

Bornstein or pearce at LB is trouble for us. WHY DONT WE JUST USE BOCA THERE????

Boca-Mastro-Gooch-Spector
or
Boca-Spector-Gooch-Wynne/Hejduk is ideal

Gabe said...

Is Freddy injured?

Roland said...

Sunil if we don't win tonight, I want Bradley's head on a plate.

I've never been this angry BEFORE a game.

x4getfairytalesx said...

Where's Michael Bradley?

nmjsoccer9 said...

What is up with this freakin US team?!!!!! They are absolute garbage! Why does Bradley keep screwin with the lineups when he has solid ones that get them wins? Heath pearce is a very solid left back and bradley should not have to worry about finding somebody, he has other worries. And why is conor casey starting? let alone playing? he is absolutey garbage and doesnt deserve to play for this team!

ProfessorC180 said...

Why isn't Freddy Adu in the lineup, or bench. I know he is young,but he is the future along with Altidore. Donovan, Altidore, & Adu would be a force. If he isn't getting time on his club give it to him on the national squad. He is still young with plenty of time. Stop wasting him and his talent.Many players gain confidence representing their country,and through out history many have(17 yr. old Pele off bench).

Post said...

This lineup proves that Bob Bradley has no idea how to put together a competent lineup. Clark and Mastroeni are defensive midfielders, why would you start them both. You have no attacking midfielder here. Why not start Benny instead of Mastroeni? I would rather have 2 attacking mids than two defensive. Altidore is not in form. He has the touch of a donkey. Sit him till he can get back in form. Bradley needs to be fired as US coach.

the1nOnly said...

Does any one else think that now is the time somebody in the USSF extends an invitation to Brian McBride asking him to please come out of retirement...

Leonor said...

Bob continues to use Beasley as a left-back and now he thinks Bornstein makes an ideal Second Striker. Completely odd decisions, not to mention Torres and Adu completely left out of the line-up. The so-called man among boys (Charlie Davies) didn't even get off the bench. I'm glad we got the win but before these two last games I was confident we were heading in the right direction but not anymore.

jakob said...

i agree! where the heck was torres!??!?? he gets playing time every game with his club team and BEASLEY beats him for a sub!!! beasley wasn't even playing with rangers!...are you kidding me!?!?

Roland said...

AS we all expected, the US was complete rubbish the 1st half because of the Clark/Mastro paring. You start 2 DMs at Costa Rica, not AT HOME. Jeez, the coach has gotten it all backwards.

As expected, our tempo was A LOT better when Benny came in. That pass to the back post was absolute class! If only Dempsey could have finished...

I hope Bradley won't be too conservative in the Confed cup. If we come out and bunker, there's absolutely no hope of winning. Please continue using Benny; and why not try an Adu/Altidore paring up top for once...

AdamTheRed said...

DMB IS NOT A LEFT BACK!

Ryan said...

Connor Casey. Torres and Adu not even dressed. Wow just wow Bob. Please resign your position immediately since Sunil won't fire you.

murman567 said...

Both Torres and Adu off the roster?!?! Starting 2 def. mids ?!?! The only way the US wins is if Benny Feilharder gets in there and provides some offensive touch and decisions Coach Bradley needs to go

davidm said...

From the front page:

"After giving up an early goal, the U.S. Men's National Team stormed back and defeated Honduras 2-1 at Soldier Field behind goals from Landon Donovan and Carlos Bocanegra. On a night where 55,647 packed the stadium, the U.S. sent the fans home happy..."

Who wrote this?? The overwhleming majority of the fans went home unhappy thanks to the USSF.

ddomin2363 said...

When is Bob going to stop playing favorites???? How does Beasley even make the bench after is garbage of a performance and complete lack of effort he showed in CR? Why did Adu and Torres not even make the bench, when they were the only two that seemed to know how to control a soccer ball? Why start two defensive midfielders at home? Why do average fans have more sense than the idiot of Bob Bradley?

boysaswiftkicker said...

I was deeply disappointed by Bob's coaching as of late. I definitely think he needs to rethink his choices ASAP.

I think it should be this way, remember I'm not perfect eiather..

Jozy-Twellman(Johnson/Ching)
Donovan
Beasley-Feilhaber-Brad-(Clark/Adu)
Spector-Boca-Oguch-Hjeduk


I honestly think Dempsey needs to sit on the bench and think bout his slacking, mistakes and work on them. I think Twellman should be given a real chance not a 82min sub as in the past. And where the hell is my man Eddie Johnson at????

I think Torres needs more playing time at Club level, he's a bit erratic. Sasha is just overrated. Its obvious we have no attacking force without Feilhaber, he's just great so keep him 1st choice.

VK said...

The US Soccer website needs to take an slightly more sober approach to its reporting. The rah-rah, yay-yah headlines do not reflect a considered assessment of the games. Nice that we won, but the attempt to force feed the fans the kool-aid diminishes the quality of the site.