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Team for WC

No. Players Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club/College Caps/Goals
1 Howard, Tim GK 6-3 210 03/06/79 North Brunswick, N.J. Everton (England) 51/0
2 Spector, Jonathan D 6-0 180 03/01/86 Arlington Heights, Ill. West Ham United (England) 25/0
3 Bocanegra, Carlos D 6-0 170 05/25/79 Alta Loma, Calif. Rennes (France) 79/12
4 Bradley, Michael M 6-2 175 07/31/87 Manhattan Beach, Calif. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) 43/7
5 Onyewu, Oguchi D 6-4 210 05/13/82 Olney, Md. AC Milan (Italy) 54/5
6 Cherundolo, Steve D 5-6 145 02/19/79 San Diego, Calif. Hannover 96 (Germany) 60/2
7 Beasley, DaMarcus M 5-8 145 05/24/82 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Rangers (Scotland) 92/17
8 Dempsey, Clint M 6-1 170 03/09/83 Nacogdoches, Texas Fulham (England) 62/18
9 Gomez, Herculez F 5-10 165 04/06/82 Las Vegas, Nev. Puebla F.C. (Mexico) 4/2
10 Donovan, Landon M 5-8 158 03/04/82 Redlands, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy 123/42
11 Holden, Stuart M 5-10 160 08/01/85 Houston, Texas Bolton Wanderers (England) 14/2
12 Bornstein, Jonathan D 5-9 145 11/07/84 Los Alamitos, Calif. Chivas USA 32/2
13 Clark, Ricardo M 5-10 150 05/10/83 Jonesboro, Ga. Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) 29/2
14 Buddle, Edson F 6-1 185 05/21/81 New Rochelle, N.Y. Los Angeles Galaxy 3/2
15 DeMerit, Jay D 6-0 185 12/04/79 Green Bay, Wis. Watford (England) 19/0
16 Torres, José M 5-7 135 10/29/87 Longview, Texas Pachuca (Mexico) 10/0
17 Altidore, Jozy F 6-1 175 11/06/89 Boca Raton, Fla. Villareal (Spain) 25/9
18 Guzan, Brad GK 6-4 210 09/09/84 Homer Glen, Ill. Aston Villa (England) 16/0
19 Edu, Maurice M 6-0 170 04/18/86 Fontana, Calif. Rangers (Scotland) 13/1
20 Findley, Robbie F 5-9 165 08/04/85 Phoenix, Ariz. Real Salt Lake 6/0
21 Goodson, Clarence D 6-4 170 05/17/82 Alexandria, Va. IK Start (Norway) 14/2
22 Feilhaber, Benny M 5-9 150 01/19/85 Irvine, Calif. AGF Aarhus (Denmark) 32/2
23 Hahnemann, Marcus GK 6-3 220 06/15/72 Seattle, Wash. Wolverhampton Wanderers (England) 16/0
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Tim Howard says Ref’s Unfair

Howard205Tim Howard has said that he doesn’t think the officiating was too fair in the loss vs Mexico yesterday.Says SI.com:

“It seems like when we come to a place like this, the most intimidated person in the stadium is the referee,” said goalkeeper Tim Howard after the USA’s 2-1 loss to Mexico. “The bar was probably tilted in their favor, and that’s unfortunate because it was a hard-fought game. We went in hard, they went in hard, and for some reason, we keep coming out with the foul.”

I don’t like to blame the Ref’s usually, just because its not the right thing to do and you can’t fix it or really prove anything, but the fact that we lost Onyewu for the next game is very frustrating. Also we have to deal with the fact that its everyone against the US in every aspect of our games.

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La Fiorentina su Spector del West Ham

USA vs El SalvadorAs American soccer fans, especially those who are trying to follow our American players abroad, language barriers are very annoying.  Just in the past two days I’ve had to translate an article from French and Spanish and now I’m adding Italian to the list.  For this I apologize, if I could find the report in English I would but I want the news as soon as it happens so:

www.calciomercato.com is reporting that Serie A Fiorentina has asked West Ham about USMNT Jonathan Spector:

La Fiorentina ha chiesto informazioni al West Ham riguardo al possibile ingaggio del difensore americano, Jonathan Spector. La conferma arriva a calciomercato.com da una fonte molto vicina al calciatore: “Sì, è vero, la società viola ha chiesto informazioni sul ragazzo – ha detto – ma la richiesta del West Ham ha spaventato il club”.

Even if you can’t read Italian, I can’t, all you really need to know is that they are interested in Spector and this would be a great move for him.  To go from West Ham which is a very good English team already, to Fiorentina which is a great and prestigious Italian team would be a great oppertunity for Spector.  Especially since Italy and Serie A are knmow for there defensive styles, which when u think about it is similar to what the US play, this could really make Spector into a eliete player.  Plus pairing him with Onyewu in Seire A will help them play together and make our Defense that much stronger.  I personally hope this move goes down…

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Benfica 1-AC Milan 1 (5-4pks)

Onyewu

Onyewu

Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan had a preseason game vs Freddy Adu’s former team Benfica.  Onyewu did not start, although he was projected to do so by goal.com, but he did enter in the 78th min.  While in Onyewu was easily the best defender on the pitch for Milan, including making a great tackle, and from what it seems he should be starting once he has more time to practice with the squad.  We should also expect a few goals from him, probably out of the air and from set pieces as he had another chance today that just missed. Here are the goals for each team, the second, an own goal after a great move by Pato happened soon after Onyewu entered the game:

and then the penalties:

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Gooch’s Time

Aug. 10 SI

Aug. 10 SI

There will be a feature on Oguchi Onyewu in the upcoming Aug. 10 Issue of Sports Illistrated called “Gooch’s Time“. The article profiles the 6’4” 210lb American Central Defender who has recently signed with prestigious AC Milan.

The article goes over Onyewu’s amazing summer, and previews next weeks USA v Mexico showdown.

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