With the World Cup over, as far as the United States Men’s National Team is concerned, I’m going to be be taking a multi-part look at the players currently making up our player pool, and the players who will be making their case to be included on the 2014 roster. I’ll be looking at who’s played in their last World Cup, who’s got another tournament (or more) in them, and who will be fighting to make their first World Cup roster.

The Wingers:

So long, and thanks for the memories:

He's not that old, and will only be 32 at the time of the next World Cup, but I think this is the end of the line for longtime USMNT stalwart DaMarcus Beasley, a fixture on American rosters throughout the last decade. He's on 93 caps at the moment, and I think he can get to 100, but he's no longer the explosive winger who was such a mouthwatering prospect in 2002. He's not the dynamic game-changer that he was at his best, either.

See you next time:

Plenty of experience and depth for the US on the wings. The two most talented players in the squad, tournament hero Landon Donovan (32) and Clint Dempsey (31) should be in their prime. Stuart Holden (28) is probably a lock already.

Who else has a chance?

The dark horse option to make this most recent World Cup squad was Alejandro Bedoya (27) who would be a smart bet for 2014. FC Dallas's Brek Shea (24) is a young player with a bright future, if terrible hair. Sal Zizzo (27), is also a potential option, as is wunderkind Mikkel Diskerud (23), who can play on the left or in the center of midfield, or Houston's Danny Cruz (24).
blog comments powered by Disqus
    KKTC Bahis Siteleri, Online Bahis



    Privacy Policy