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Here’s your World Cup team

The 2010 US World Cup Squad

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton), Tim Howard (Everton),

DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

MIDFIELDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), 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), José Torres (Pachuca)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla),

Cut from the squad were defenders Chad Marshall and Heath Pearce; midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Sacha Klejstan and Robbie Rogers; forwards Brian Ching and Eddie Johnson.

What do you think? Any surprises?


  1. Jeremy L. says:

    Surprised about the forwards, that he would take both Gomez and Buddle, and leave both Ching and Johnson. Very surprising. I don’t disagree with the choices, but surprising.

  2. Robert H. says:

    I agree with the choices. I’m sure that momentum, physical ability and health had a lot to do with it.

  3. Adam Cann says:

    Here’s why you take Eddie Johnson: He just maybe/might do something, or at least the other teams think he might. Here’s why you don’t take Robbie Findley: Name a single situation where he makes a useful sub?

    Eddie Johnson would probably be similar to the Walcott inclusion in 2006. He has one weapon, and there might end up being the perfect situation to deploy it (e.g. you’re playing Italy and they put out a defensive line older than Italy itself).

    Also, Bob Bradley looks like a Terminator with spray-on skin.

  4. Dan Walsh says:

    Don’t like the Findley call at all. He’s the only guy who made the team based on potential. He had a nice close to 2009 in MLS but hasn’t shown anything at the national team level. He’s not a legit Davies replacement. Ching should be going. Good calls everywhere else.

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