Monday, May 23, 2011

Robbie Rogers USMNT Call Up

On the 23 player roster 6 players currently in the MLS got the call. The distribution of them at each position is suspicious. To me anyway. But what do I know.

Below are the MLS players on the team. On the left is what US born rank I have them in the MLS at their respective positions relative to the rest of the league.


01: Nick Rimando (GK)
13: Tim Ream (D)
07: Landon Donovan (MF)
10: Robbie Rogers (MF)
01: Chris Wondolowski (MF)

Mr. Ream and Mr. Rogers sorta stick out, but methinks youth was the main consideration in their selection. Regardless, congratulations to Robbie. Looks like the Crew has gap to fill during the tournament. Should be interesting.

Here is a list of the entire team.

GOALKEEPERS (3):
Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton Wanderers/England)
Tim Howard (Everton/England)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8):
Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-√Čtienne/France)
Jonathan Bornstein (Tigres UANL/Mexico)
Steve Cherundolo (Hannover/Germany)
Clarence Goodson (Brondby/Denmark)
Eric Lichaj (Leeds United/England)
Oguchi Onyewu (FC Twente/Netherlands)
Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)
Jonathan Spector (West Ham United/England)

MIDFIELDERS (9):
Freddy Adu (Rizespor/Turkey)
Michael Bradley (Aston Villa/England)
Clint Dempsey (Fulham/England)
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Maurice Edu (Rangers/Scotland)
Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution)
Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers/England)
Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht/Belgium)
Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)

FORWARDS (3):
Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls)
Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor/Turkey)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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Edit: Forgot to add Mr. Feilhaber AND Juan Agudelo on the list of MLS players on the team. Both have only seen limited time (to this point in the season). Quality players.

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