Alert: 25 to Houston (Camp Strudel)

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  1. AutoPenalti

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    U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – Detailed Roster
    GOALKEEPERS (3): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
    DEFENDERS (9): Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Jeff Parke (Philadelphia Union)
    MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (out of contract), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Joshua Gatt (Molde), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
    FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Edson Buddle (Colorado Rapids), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
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  2. AutoPenalti

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    Biggest Surprise? Buddle.
    Biggest Omission? Pontius, Deleon.
  3. HeMan

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    Pontius??????
  4. HeMan

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    I can't believe it. I rate Pontius higher than even Zusi. Deleon should be there too. Same as McCarty and O' Brien.
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  5. AutoPenalti

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    Pontius was already nursing an injury.
  6. Moejangles

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    Pontius would have been called in but is injured. Jurgen has said this camp will not be about getting fitness back, but preparing guys (up to 7) that will need to be on the roster.
  7. Cannons

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    has this appeared in print some where? Besides Big Soccer
  8. Sebsasour

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    Rob Stone said it on FSC
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  10. Skevin

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    Buddle is surprising considering he wasn't playing much for LA but he had Landon and Keane in front of him so it'd be hard for any US striker to play.
  11. Foolishness

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    Poor Adu, maybe 2014 camp will be yours...
  12. Schapes

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    Not so much.
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  13. Marko72

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    Guys I'm definitely surprised to see: Beltran, DeLaGarza, Feilhaber, Buddle

    Guys I'm mildly surprised to see: Lade, Bedoya

    Guys I didn't really see coming but think he might be on to something (in the short term): Parke, Davis, Evans

    Most egregious snub IMO: DeLeon
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    knew the uninformed would come in and scream pontius...

    good call ups. right guys. especially gonzalez.
  15. kokoplus10

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    I know. Can't believe he left off one of the best "big chance" creators. :ROFLMAO:

    Davis should have been looked at a loooooooooong time ago. Ditto Bedoya.

    DeLeon is a pretty big snub. McCarty too. Feilhaber and Buddle don't deserve to be anywhere near this team.

    Lade: As a NY fan let me just say you won't find a harder working player with a better attitude. His strengths are speed, ground covered, intensity, and technical skill. His weaknesses are his tactical understanding of the game and quick decision making. Even at the MLS level. He is a LONG way away from being ready for the speed at which the international game is played, but really that experience and quick thinking is the only thing that's missing for him. Good to bring him in early so he can see how much work he has to do. Probably won't be seriously ready for the Nats for another 3-4 years...if he improves tactically that is.
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    Cupcake = American = Bob Bradley
    Strudel = German cake = Jurgen Klinsmann
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    I'm disappointed that McCarty didn't get a call-up, but I'm not particularly surprised (I had in mind that a suspended Jones would keep him out, not Evans, but still). I personally am an admirer of Feilhaber but he simply has not been in anything like good form over this past year and I just don't see his trend line looking positive for the future. That's just me. And I expect even less from Buddle.

    It's kind of shocking that Lade would make the team and Dax wouldn't, but I'm not down on Lade. I just think that he's very green and Backe hadn't really found the ideal role for him yet. We'll see how whoever does with him this year, but I think they'd be silly not to consider him a part of their plans moving forward, particularly with Lindpere out of the picture. This will hopefully be good for him. (I'm a Quakes fan but I live in Brooklyn and go to a few Redbulls games a year. I know them better than probably any team apart from SJ.)
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  18. kokoplus10

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    Many NY fans think Lade projects as a LM in the long run. Funny seeing as how he was a CB in college and converted to a RB this year! (he's a lefty).

    Henry is certainly a big fan of his too. That, to me, speaks volumes.
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    Glad to see: Gonzalez, Besler, Davis, Beodya, Feilhaber, Gatt
    Pretty obvious, but good calls: Zusi, Beckerman, Hamid, Johnson
    Less obvious, but OK: Beithasour,
    Not here due to injury: Rimando, Shea, Pontius, Gordon
    Maybe later: Jones, Edu
    Surprising: Lade, Morrow, Morales
    Snubs: DeMerit, DeLeon, maybe Myers and Williams
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    Would have like to see John, but hard to really hate on this roster with Pontis/Shea out
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    Starters in a 4-4-2 would be:

    F: Wondo and Agudelo
    M: EJ, Diskerud, Beckerman, Gatt
    D: Garza, Gonzo, Besler or Morales?, Beitashour
    G: Hamid
  22. AutoPenalti

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    EJ on the wing?

    wut.
  23. Zoidberg

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    May I suggest this is the type of sentiment that has hurt Freddy.

    To much hype, to much hope, to much expectation, to many chances given...then feel bad or make excuses, attack others when things don't go his way.

    Not saying u do this, but it surely hasn't helped him. His legion of blind/ignorant followers propping him up even when the issues are clearly there surely can't help.

    Poster boy for future "great hope/hype" folks.

    I love mocking the Adu zealots, but I am truly sad, but not at all surprised, he isn't there.
  24. Schapes

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    Unfortunately he hasn't done anything to deserve a call up.
  25. Mr Martin

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    That's how JK used EJ in the Qualifiers. He wasn't used as a true striker, but out on the left wing.

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