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cwil177
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He's been getting picked on by some Poli Boarders on the Help Board...attracting attention.

He doesn't just annoy the shite out of the SB? What a surprise.






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TN Bhoy
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He's been getting picked on by some Poli Boarders on the Help Board...attracting attention.




otto complaining that I'm stalking him is not me "getting picked on by Poli boarders."






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Bho
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


Shea and Donovan are ruled out of qualifiers per twitter. No replacements will be named.





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etm512
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


Well that's 2 wingers gone





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WarSlamEagle
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Well, doesn't that fill us all with hope and joy...





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glassman
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


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Well, doesn't that fill us all with hope and joy...


This is setting up to be a disaster of epic proportions.






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Bho
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


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Well, doesn't that fill us all with hope and joy...



Meh, we got Alan Gordon bishes!!!!!!!!!!!!

ETA:I know Gordon isn't a winger, but honestly, he can do what he wants. Like RvP.



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DB10_AFC
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


SMH @ Jurgen.


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thenry712
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


Grant Wahl

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Potential US lineup now: Howard; Cherundolo, Cameron, Bocanegra, F. Johnson; Williams; Zusi, Bradley, Kljestan; Dempsey, Gómez.


That's not bad. It should be enough to beat Antigua.

It still contains four center mids too many.

And this gem from Matthew Doyle:

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For the record: Chris Wondolowski just scored three goals while playing right midfield. Why not call him in?










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cwil177
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Should have called in Lichaj so that Johnson could play wing.





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Crede15
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I wouldn't be against playing Fabian as a left-sided midfielder if we had a better back up LB (I know, Lichaj).

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Potential US lineup now: Howard; Cherundolo, Cameron, Bocanegra, F. Johnson; Williams; Zusi, Bradley, Kljestan; Dempsey, Gómez.


I'm not even sure how that would work. Klejstan on the left with Dempsey and Gomez up top? Or Gomez as the lone striker, Dempsey on the left, Zusi on the right, three man central midfield with Klejstan and Bradley playing in front of Williams?

I wasn't exactly broken hearted about Torres being left off but I'm not sure why he wouldn't get a call now (or Beasley although I would assume that was even less likely). It's not like calling up Josh Gatt or somebody that has no experience with the national team. You could just plug Torres in on the left and it's pretty much the same team that beat Jamaica, albeit with Bradley replacing Jones or Williams.







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Crede15
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Beat me to it. Johnson and Castillo on the left is kind of scary though.





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fightingtigers98
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


should look like this

howard
dolo,boconegra,cameron,johnson
williams
zusi,bradley,kliestan
dempsey,gomez






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joey barton
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Or Gomez as the lone striker, Dempsey on the left, Zusi on the right


Feel free to correct me if I've missed something, but it seems like Juergen has a pretty significant aversion to playing Dempsey out wide left, not like he'd offer true width, anyway.






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Crede15
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yeah, my original thought was that he started on the left versus Canada, but now that I think about it I believe it was Torres.

He's definitely been right off the main striker pretty much since Klinnsman took over.

Klejstan on the left is a bit depressing (not that I think he's a bad player) but at least we have Bradley back.

Edit: I think he may have played on the left in the first Antigua and Barbuda game, but that's about it.



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rdw1690
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No replacements will be named.

Does anyone know why when a player Jurgen calls into camp originally can't go in the game he doesn't replace them? I just don't understand that line of thinking.






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Crede15
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


Some stuff from Ives

SoccerByIves
As 4 not calling replacements, Klinsmann called in extra bodies w/ this eventuality in mind. That said, surprised Pontius didn't get a call

Really not sure why Torres or Beasley weren't called up now (or Pontius). Apparently it was pretty obvious Shea wasn't going to be available.

Also

SoccerByIves
Finally some good news for USMNT fans MT @BrentJavan: Guatemala loses 2 more MNT defenders, short top 4 or 5 CBs for upcoming qualifiers







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thenry712
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


I assume Klinsmann will go with something like this.

Howard

Johnson-Cameron-Boca-Cherundolo

Bradley-Jones

Kljestan-Dempsey-Zusi

Gomez



I would like to see Williams selected ahead of Jones, but Klinsmann prefers Jones.

Dempsey could play on the left with Kljestan as the #10.

Klinsmann could push Kljestan back with Bradley and Jones and set it up in a more traditional 4-3-3 with Zusi and Dempsey on either side of Gomez.






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cwil177
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re: USMNT WCQ Squad Selection Discussion (UPDATE: DONOVAN/SHEA OUT FOR BOTH MATCHES)


I would be ok with that lineup. Wish we had more wing options though. Also, switch your backs.





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Broski
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For the first time since qualifying began, I'm actually worried about us not making it into the Hex. Something just feels very off about this WC cycle.

If we end up not qualifying for Brazil, I may go on a killing spree.






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