Which may be a sign of age in and of itself, but I think he still appears to have enough left in the tank to be helpful.
more depth. 10 years ago, if the USMNT's was missing 6-9 typical starters, they would have been white-washed 3-0. Last night's game wasn't pretty but demonstrates the program has greater depth and doesn't always needs its "stars" to be there.
the starting xi from the other night versus this starting xi of players who were hurt or unavailable:
cherundolo goodson spector
jones torres holden
I just read that he was loaned from Bolton, which I assume is to get him more time before coming into complete form. Do you expect him to climb back into the USMNT? He looked like a promising player before the injury(s).
Then I can be pleasantly surprised if he does pull it off.
international soccer, as noted below. He is coming back to the Galaxy this week. His role on the US soccer team remains unknown at the moment.
we need more Mexican Americans playing.
I do remember a knock on Germany here about the influx of foreign sounding names on their roster...Boateng/Ozil/Khedira. Sounds like Gomez/Corona/Gonzales for USMNT.
The 65% comment was because of injuries, but we might've found more permanent pieces. A lot to watch moving forward.
1) On sabbatical from soccer. Club and international.
2) I'm not sure on ther defense, but I suspect we'll see more of Gonzalez and Besler. I think they'll get a chance to prove this was more than a one game performance. I have no clue what is happening on the outside. I think Fabian Johnson has one side, but I'm not so sure anymore. Chandler showed little against Costa Rica. That whole soap opera might've been for naught. We'll see.
3) Probably, based on ESPN wants to do with the broadcasts. I wonder if the latest round of league/cup broadcast negotiations played a role going forward. I think it was even worse with that guy they added last night, Alejandro something-or-the-other. Trying to show impartiality isn't worth putting together a crap broadcast team.