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March 3rd, 2010 1:37AM
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[NETHERLANDS-USA] Soccer America asked its readers to pick the U.S. starting lineup against the Netherlands on Wednesday. Here's whom they selected ...

(SOCCER AMERICA POLL Results)

STARTERS:
Tim Howard  91%
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Carlos Bocanegra  92%
Jonathan Spector  86%
Jay DeMerit  79%
Jonathan Bornstein  56%
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Landon Donovan  97%
Michael Bradley  91%
Maurice Edu  73%
Stuart Holden  70%
Jose Francisco Torres  55%
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Jozy Altidore 97%

STARTERS:
Heath Pearce 36%
Eddie Johnson  34%
DaMarcus Beasley 31%
Clarence Goodson  28%
Robbie Findley  26%
Frank Simek  17%
Alejandro Bedoya  8%
Brad Guzan  6%
Marcus Hahnemann 2%



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  1. jake brown
    commented on: March 3, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
    It matters not who Bradley starts. What matters is that the TEAM performs well on both sides of the ball. The TEAM has to give energy and mental toughness on both sides of the ball in order to see progress. Unfortunately for Bradley, he's too conservative with his 4-5-1 formation and the players are thinking too much when they should be reacting. The ability to take advantage of a situation on the pitch is rarely recognized.
  1. Luke Horton
    commented on: March 3, 2010 at 11:54 a.m.
    I'm pretty sure that in order for the TEAM to play well, that depends on WHO plays. While I agree that the 4-5-1 is not the right formation for our team, Bradley has never said that we will be using this formation today. He was using this formation, and before the Confederations Cup switched to the 4-4-2, whcih clearly works for us. I also believe that people need to take Torres off this high horse. Yes, he's good in Mexico, but that means nothing when it comes to the USMNT. Look at Messi and Ronaldo. They have been criticized in the past because their form doesn't transfer over to the national team. So just because he plays well for his club in Mexico, doesn't mean he will do as well with the MNT.
  1. Alex Lozano
    commented on: March 3, 2010 at 12:07 p.m.
    HOW does Bornstein get more votes than Torres or Pearce??
  1. jake brown
    commented on: March 3, 2010 at 12:55 p.m.
    Luke, you're on the money, except that with a player like Messi, u build the team around him, not the other way around. Maradona is trying to integrate Messi into a system which does not fit his potential. Is it style or the super player that is the center of gravity?
  1. Luke Horton
    commented on: March 3, 2010 at 1:56 p.m.
    Jake, I understand where your coming from. With Messi being arguably the best player in the world right now, he Maradona should put a system in place that better suits him. However, Argentina has great players all over the field, and they need to find a system that fits all the players. A system that fits Messi best, may not work for the rest of the team. Personally, I believe Maradona is too egotistical to be an international coach, especially when coaching someone as talented as Messi. He needs to realize that Argentine soccer does not revolve around him, and he needs to make the sacrafices to allow the team to start playing better. And Alex, Pearce hasn't gotten enough playing time for people to see him play and vote for him isntead of Bornstein. And people can't vote for a CAM to start in a defender's spot, explaining how Bornstein got more votes than both Torres and Pearce.

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