nolando Posted July 16, 2004 Share Posted July 16, 2004 Great thread speculating who has earned a spot on the roster vs Guatemala. Let's take it a step further and pick eighteen for August. I like the idea of having four proper strikers. Have we ever had four proper and potenetially devastating strikers? Add McKenna as a role players and we have a hell of an offense. I personally like Simpson in for Klukowski. DD is not cover for Hume's spot- neither is OO. They are pure strikers. I really like the idea of using Peters as that option. He is deadly down the side and is so promising at the moment. If top European countries can gamble and put teens on their rosters I think Canada can and should do the same if we have a player with as much promise as Peters (no offense to those who missed the Milwall match but he IS that good). One of Gervais, Reda, or Menezes could come in for Watson in my books and at least two of them will be needed for the roster.I personally don't think Tony being in China makes any difference, and don't think Yallop does either. He will use him as cover for injuries. Atiba's performance in U20 is irrelevant to the present situation- no offense, again, but those who saw Simpson play this week would say the same and so will Yallop. I never saw Serioux play before but he doesn't look like a solid defender to me, not at least in our mix. A holding mid with creativity, coming off the bench, is where we might see him. I agree that this is a great discussion to be having. When was there ever this much speculation? This much competition is bound to make for better football, more valued positions on the MNT, and even the potential loss of a player or two (other than FA) who doesn't get selected to the first team. Here goes with the 18 I think Yallop will choose: Radzinski De Rosario Peschisolido Occean Brennan Bircham Simpson Imhof Bernier (I would personally pick Serioux) de Guzman (I would pick Peters) devos McKenna Jazic Stalteri Watson (I would pick Menezes) Gervais Onstad Hirschfeld Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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