1. Save 40-80% on great soccer jerseys. Shop today at BigSoccer Shop!

Pre-match: Camp Strudel: USA vs Canada; 1-29-13

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by AutoPenalti, Jan 25, 2013.

Moderators: dark knight
  1. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti BigSoccer Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Location:
    Coconut Creek
    Country:
    United States
    Predictions on lineup go here.
    Player discussion also goes here.

    Here is my starting 11:

    -------------------------Hall---------------------------
    ---Morales----Gonzalez------Besler----Morrow---
    ----------------------Beckerman---------------------
    ----------Zusi-----------------------Diskerud---------
    --Gatt------------------------Agudelo----------------
    ---------------Bruin------------------------------------
     
    Berks repped this.


  2. StrikerX4

    StrikerX4 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Location:
    Lawrence, NJ
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    News out of camp certainly sends the message that Bruin could be up for a starting job. Since JK has also said that this camp is definitely for preparing for Honduras, does that indicate that Bruin is a major candidate to make that roster? I'm interested to see which strikers from this roster make it to the WCQ.

    I think, I agree with your lineup, except I'd guess that EJ is going to start instead of Agudelo.
     
  3. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location:
    ----> Wisconsin <------
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Country:
    Montserrat
    -----------Agudelo
    -Johnson--------------Gatt
    ---------Zusi----Diskerud
    ---------------Beckerman
    Morrow-Besler-Gonzalez--Beltran
    ----------------Hall
     
  4. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti BigSoccer Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Location:
    Coconut Creek
    Country:
    United States
    I don't have that sort of feeling that Johnson will start, but then again...
     


  5. PANDEMONEUM

    PANDEMONEUM Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Club:
    Asteras Tripolis
    Country:
    United States
    very excited to see Zusi and Diskerud in the Midfield
    and
    Besler, Gonzalez at the CB spots
     
  6. drgonzo

    drgonzo Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Club:
    San Diego Flash
    Country:
    United States
    ---------------Bruin----------------
    --Johnson------------------Gatt------
    -----Zusi-----------------Mix--------
    -------------Beckerman--------------
    Morrow---Besler-----Gonzo---Beltran
    -------------------Hall------------------

    GK is the biggest toss up mainly because none will really have a shot in playing in the WCQs.

    I can see Morales going for 45 mins with Beltran starting or vice-versa.

    Agudelo will probably play 30-45 mins but I don't think he'll start. Probably replace Gatt or Johnson.

    Wondo on in the final third of the game for Bruin.

    Love to see Davis get a shot at some point in the game. Also think Benny comes with half and hour left for either Mix or one of the wingers.

    I expect Besler and Gonzo to go the full 90 mins to see how they play.

    Outside of the CB's I'm more interested in seeing Morrow more then anyone else. He has the physical ability to play international ball but he's still not fully developed tactically.
     
  7. swedust

    swedust Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Were it not for the off-season trade I'm sure I'd be seen as a NE Rev homer for saying this (and I may be still), but nothing about this match would make me more excited than to see that Benny is playing in a way that earns JK's confidence.

    I believe that he (and players of his ilk) have been drastically overlooked in the JK regime with their approach to midfield tactics/personnel. We'll see. Go Yanks.
     
    adi21 repped this.
  8. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    Joined:
    May 5, 2006
    Location:
    Dystopia
  9. Clenbuterol

    Clenbuterol Red Card

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Club:
    --other--
    Agudelo an EJ out there would be nice.
    Especially if they can get proper service on crosses. Both are very accurate with their heads.
     
  10. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Location:
    A place with a beautiful duwang
    Country:
    United States
    Buddle is out of the camp.
     
  11. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Location:
    Carolina City, NC
    Club:
    Los Leones FC
    Country:
    United States
    Seems like it has been an eternity since we have enjoyed a game. I am looking forward to it.

    When the picks were first announced, it was suggested that Jurgen was going to use this camp to select some players to move on into the Honduras and Hex qualifiers. At that time, we thought Graham Zusi, Eddie Johnson and Omar Gonzalez were practically automatic with Gatt, Diskerud and Agudelo strong candidates for inclusion.

    It's going to be interesting to see who emerges from this camp as legitimate roster contributors and contenders.

    In addition to the aforementioned, Matt Besler plays a position where there is a primary need and Justin Morrow may be a candidate as a back up at left back. The reports out of camp have also indicated that Will Bruin has shined.

    Has Kyle Beckerman continued to force his case for a roster spot? Has Benny Feilhaber revealed enough of the old magic to be viewed as a legitimate offensive spark off the bench? Are any other surprises lurking or emerging?

    I believe these are the questions that most of us and the USA coaching staff hope and expect to be answered when we face the Canadians. Sweet revenge, given the full men's recent friendly tie and the Olympic qualifying defeat may also be gained.

    Go USA and here's hoping a number of our younger candidates step boldly forward when given this opportunity.
     
  12. BimmerBenz95

    BimmerBenz95 Member+

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    United States
  13. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location:
    ----> Wisconsin <------
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Country:
    Montserrat
    I would much rather Agudelo stay on the bench than play wing.
     
    Konut and Excellency repped this.
  14. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    Location:
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    United States
    Since there is only going to be six changes and from the limited report it looks like the younger ones were the ones that made things happen. I would think the starting back 4 will be on the field again. We could see alternates of Johnson-Davis, Mix-Failhaber, Gatt-Zusi, Hall-Hamid, Wondo-Bruin and even Beckerman-Morales. Can't see anyone else contesting serious minutes from these matchups.
     
  15. Berks

    Berks Member+

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Location:
    NorCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    He did make some good passes on the wing after coming on against Russia though...
     
  16. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I think the idea is to see how far Bruin's ability will take him as the difficulty of opponent increases. I have my doubts but it is worth a try and I dont see anybody better in camp.
     
  17. Clenbuterol

    Clenbuterol Red Card

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Club:
    --other--
    It is definitely set up for Bruin to be successful. At home in Houston on familiar grounds. Maybe Davis coming in providing good service in the 2nd half.
    Let's see if he takes advantage of it.
     
  18. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    Club:
    --other--
    Seriously pissed that this game is not tonight or tomorrow night. I had grown quite accustomed to having a PM match on the weekend before the super bowl
     
  19. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 1999
    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD
    Yeah, it's hard for me to put together a line-up. I imagine the following players will start: Bruin, Johnson, Zusi, Gonzalez, Beckerman. After that it seems like a lot of close calls or relative unknown factors.
     
  20. FloridaFC2MLS

    FloridaFC2MLS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Location:
    Florida
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Country:
    United States
    -----------------------Hall---------------------
    ---Beltran---Gonzalez---Besler---Morrow---
    --------------------Beckerman----------------
    -------------Diskerud--------Davis------------
    ----Zusi-------------------------------Gatt----
    ---------------------Johnson------------------
     
  21. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Location:
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Country:
    United States
    Mestes repped this.
  22. FlipsLikeAPancake

    FlipsLikeAPancake Member+

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    While the younger ones made things happen, there are some mitigating factors. The starting lineup had two D-mids (Beckerman and Evans) whereas the second half featured Feilhaber and Mix in the middle, so the second half lineup was definitely more inclined to attack. Also, I don't know what Tijuana's lineup was like, but I suspect their second half lineup also featured more younger players, or perhaps they had more guys going the full 90 than we did since we had a rather big squad. I guess my point is that our young guys probably either played weaker players and benefited from attacking with fresher legs.
     
  23. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    Location:
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    United States
    I think you are probably right, the first half it was more traditional (defensive) and once JK realized the opponent wasn't as strong he decided to forgo with the DM and go with two AMs.
     
  24. bmo180

    bmo180 Member+

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    EJ should start, not sure who will be the striker out of Aguedlo or Bruin though. Also wouldn't mind Davis starting, hope he gets a chance off the bench if not. Ready to see what the CBs, Diskerud, Gatt and Morrow can do though. I think Morrow and Besler are pretty underrated
     
  25. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 1999
    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD
    I'd bet it's Bruin. He's a coach's pet type of player. In addition to being fairly physically strong, he's got effort you can rely on. With Agudelo, you have to hope the 'right Agudelo' showed up that day. With Bruin you aren't going to have that problem.
     
Moderators: dark knight

Share This Page