Here’s the squad announced by Bob Bradley for Wednesday night’s qualifier against Mexico by position (numbers in parenthesis are all time world cup qualifying caps and goals scored).
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 4/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 7/5 SO)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes: 16/2), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA, 1/0), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland: 3/0), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew: 14/1), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: 12/1), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 7/0), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC: 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers: 21/6), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach: 6/2), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo: 3/0), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA: 6/0), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew: 0/0), José Francisco Torres (Pachuca: 1/0)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Xerez C.D.: 3/1), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo: 12/6), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF: 1/1) Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC: 12/4), Landon Donovan (Bayern Munich: 25/9)
Nothing much of a surprise out of this lineup. I’m glad we’re leaving Freddy Adu out of the squad as he’s not done much this season in France. Jozy was a bit of a surprise, but I think with him it’s a case of filling out numbers. I think picking Torres was a wise decision as it never hurts to have someone in the squad who has played against most of the players called up by Mexico, or a good reliable midfielder that is highly capable of starting this match.
What do you think of this squad? What formation would you like to see played and what would you like the starting eleven to look like?
Don’t forget there will be a MLS Talk Chat for this game. Start time will be Wednesday night at 6:45 pm Eastern/3:45 Pacific.
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