GOALKEEPERS – Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Troy Perkins (Valarenga), Luis Robles (Kaiserslautern)
DEFENDERS – Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Jay Heaps (New England Revolution), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaellands), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)
MIDFIELDERS – Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Colin Clark (Colorado Rapids), Sam Cronin (Toronto FC), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Logan Pause (Chicago Fire), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS – Freddy Adu (Benfica), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (Hammarby), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United)
I’ll spare you the extensive commentary, but am I the only one who thinks there are a few head-scratchers in there? When Jay Heaps is your second-choice B-teamer, maybe it’s time to start looking to the future and give a younger prospect a look. I simply can’t wrap my mind around the concept that we might ever rely on someone like that in a meaningful international match. I’d take a out-of-position, beach-soccer fit John O’Brien over Jay Heaps (OK–I might be taking this a little too far…).
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