- 05/07/2007, 08:01PM ET
Lawrieisdaman said 05/07, 08:01 PM
They're a young talented squad with plenty of guys in Europe. The only question mark is at the striker position, but Jozy Altidore is on his way to greatness. The backline is set with DeMerit, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Gibbs, Spector, and Conrad and Michael Bradley and Benny Feilhaber will be a dangerous duo in the midfield, especially when you have Dempsey and Convey on the wings! Donovan showed he could play striker against Ecuador and as I said earlier, Altidore is set to become the next big thing and Eddie Johnson is making a bug comeback in the MLS and should be going to Europe next year if Garber isn't a moron.
IrishR#1 said 05/07, 08:05 PM
OK. This shouldnt be a debate. All of the talented athletes in America play baseball, basketball, or football. The US will have trouble getting quality youth. The rest of the countries have soccer as their number 1 sport. Also, Brazil has younger players like KaKa as well as superstars like Ronaldinho. Portugal has Cristiano Ronaldo, England has Crouch and Rooney, France has Henry. The US will go far, but not win it.
Lawrieisdaman said 05/07, 08:22 PM
Maybe if you've been paying attention to both teams you would know. England has no strikers and has terrible chemistry. They were held to a tie with Israel and beat tiny Andorra 3-0 and were held scoreless at the half in that match! Brazil is still experimenting, nothing is really known about them yet. But they can be beaten, which we saw in the 2006 WC against France. Portugal has no attack. They scored one goal in their last three matches in the WC!
IrishR#1 said 05/08, 04:14 PM
Ok. Listen to the people commenting. There is so much competition in soccer that a team that has been behind for a long time.
Lawrieisdaman said 05/08, 04:47 PM
The US came back up in the early nineties into a regional powerhouse. We actually beat England courtesy of Alexi Lalas sometime in the early 90's and almost beat Brazil in the 1994 World Cup. Feilhaber and Bradley are two up and coming stars. Both of them are starting for their European clubs. Bocanegra has outscored Schevchenko, Lawrie Sanchez AND Chris Coleman have both said that Dempsey is on his way to becoming one of the top players in the EPL, and DeMarcus Beasley is about to get a contract with Man City.
IrishR#1 said 05/08, 08:23 PM
Ok. First of all, almost could almost always be said in soccer because almost all matches are close. Second of all, every player for Brazil and Italy play in Europe, so just having some players for the US play will not guarentee a World Cup. I love the US Soccer team, but they will not win the championship.
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