Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sorting out US roster from down south

Mural ran a short story today about some players the U.S. has apparently called in for the Mexico match next week.

According to the story, a U.S.-based source told Mural that the following players have been called up for the game: Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Tim Howard, Oguchi Onyewu, Steve Cherundolo, Clint Dempsey, Francisco Torres, Brad Guzan. It did not say that these were the only European-based players coming (where's Bocanegra?) but it said these were for certain called up.

Stories like these might seem useless to US supporters but you'd be surprised how much attention has been paid to the camp that is ongoing in Carson has received abroad, in terms of what players are there and what players aren't. This story is sort of a reminder to folks in Mexico that the United States is indeed calling on all their big guns, as if they need a reminder.

The story makes mention of the camp and says that among the players who will stay with the team include Brian Ching, Sacha Kljestan and Frankie Hejduk.


Anonymous said...

Sad we get the US gets more coverage Down south than in Mexico

joel es latest soccer news said...

Mexican media covers every aspect of Mexico's competition and qualifiers. Specially, when it involves the USA.

Anonymous said...

FYI, Boca is out due to card accumulation.