RS Posted June 20, 2005 Share Posted June 20, 2005 I think a valid question to ask was whether this year's squad was in fact just a stepping stone for the nucleus of 2007's team. It seems rather odd that so many key players are eligible for the next tournament. Could it be that the CSA is so concerned about doing well at home that they virtually sacrificed this year's tourney to advance the experience of the next group? In every u20 team there are always a few underagers peppering the roster, but never have I seen such a large number playing key roles. We had Johnson as the lone true striker, Peters as the main weapon on the wing, Edgar as a midfield general, and so on. All of these guys will be counted on to lead the team on home soil in two years, and what better way to give them crucial experience than by thrusting them into action? In a couple of cases, the younger guys would have been there anyways (Peters is the most obvious example), but surely there were 20 year olds that were more advanced than the half dozen underagers that Canada brought to this year's tournament. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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