Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Those called, and those not
by Ridge Mahoney, May 14th, 2010 5:32AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] The last day of play before teams lose players to their national teams for World Cup training camps features mostly interconference games. Only Eastern foes Kansas City and Chicago stay on their side of the divide; by the end of the week, will Western teams have padded their 15-6-6 edge, or will the East have cut into that difference?

The thorny issue of whether players called to World Cup duty will take it easy in their final club games will bear close watching, and whether those not picked with jack it up a notch or three.

Robbie Findley didn’t hold back; he tested keeper Pat Onstad in the second minute with a rising blast and connected on a header a minute later as RSL pounded Houston, 3-1, Thursday night. Also to be scrutinized are those players not summoned; but with RSL captain Kyle Beckerman it was hard to tell if disappointment added anything to a typically fierce performance.

No doubt TFC will have its hands full with the Landon Donovan-Edson Buddle farewell game against the Galaxy at Home Depot Center, and might D.C. United feel the lash of rejected Conor Casey’s fury as well? Just what floundering D.C. needs, right? A raging bull at RFK.

In Columbus, Jonathan Bornstein and Sacha Kljestan of Chivas USA go toes-to-toes with Robbie Rogers and Chad Marshall of the Crew, yet could his rejection spur Frankie Hejduk to an especially furious performance? Heath Pearce has to get through a game on turf in Philadelphia as FC Dallas goes for a third win in a row; Pearce’s poised play has been a subtle yet key element for FCD, which has lost only once in seven games.

Kansas City, which hasn’t won in the last three games, takes on Chicago in Roger Espinoza’s last MLS match before he joins up with Honduras.



4 comments
  1. christian navarro
    commented on: May 14, 2010 at 10:53 a.m.
    Sacha Kljestan is total trash! A lot of people complain about Ching, but the worse player of them all is Kljestian!
  1. christian navarro
    commented on: May 14, 2010 at 1:46 p.m.
    Ric the only fear I have is that BB will choose WORTHLESS SACHA over "El GINGO" since BB has a BONER for him and i'm sure that you'd agree on that one since we have seen him chosen over JFT countless amounts of times. Why not again?
  1. Paul Bryant
    commented on: May 14, 2010 at 9:25 p.m.
    If BB is creative enough the USMNT could be successful. His alignment needs to be more offensive than in the past. His alignment should be a 4-3-3. The problem is who will play mid field other than Bradley Jr.?
  1. Christian Navarro
    commented on: May 15, 2010 at 2:34 p.m.
    prob. is imo is that BB will always regress and give those he used in MLS a chance.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Top-ranked Mountaineers will play USC in Women's College Cup final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
U.S. Abroad: Alvarado headed to Santos for Torneo Clausura    
Ventura Alvarado is back in the starting lineup at Mexican giant Club America, which tied Necaxa, ...
U.S. Abroad: Gooch faces three-month layoff    
Sunderland's Lynden Gooch, who made his English Premier League debut in August and U.S. national team ...
What They're Saying: Roberto Assis    
"It is a very difficult time. Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk. ...
Women's College Cup: Upstarts battle former champs    
The Division I women's season is down to its final weekend. Georgetown and West Virginia are ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Stars escape major injuries    
Both MLS Cup finalists had key players limp off in the second legs of the conference ...
MLS Preseason: Tournaments set at three sites    
The 2016 MLS season doesn't wrap up for another week, but teams are already finalizing plans ...
What They're Saying: Gareth Southgate    
"The days are gone from when I was younger where we did have beers after a ...
MLS Moves: Minnesota signs first two players    
MLS expansion team Minnesota United signed a pair of defenders -- Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas ...
Video Pick: Walcott controls ball dropped from 111 feet    
Arsenal's Theo Walcott has entered the Guinness World Records by controlling a ball dropped from 111 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives