USA vs Argentina Preview

March 26, 2011 — by Sean1

The US play those guys in baby blue and white stripes tonight, so we thought it’d be a good time to pour the mind juices over Bradley’s picks (is that guy still the coach?). Having been to the last meeting between these squads at the old Meadowlands, we can say with some surety that most of the fans there will be cheering for Argentina.

But let’s not forget that there’s a team in red out there too. Most importantly the next round of young’ins. Juan Agudelo is a favorite (as you know), and maybe be America’s next great hope up top. There’s also this kid Tim Chandler, a defender who plays in Germany, who has all of 20 years. Also in defense is Eric Lichaj, who sounds to be pretty foreign, but unlike these last two guys was actually born in America. He’s been bouncing around England on loans, but has still managed more playing time at Aston Villa than the US coach’s son.

Who else is there…Tim Ream, another defender who plays in NY. Good potential there but his teammate Agudelo is the shining light. Finally there’s Mixx Diskerud. Mixx, sure. He’s a midfielder playing in Norway, and that’s all we know.

Let’s hope Big Bob lets the kids play. Especially up top. Have we not seen that Altidore doesn’t have what it takes? But that’s for the another post…

Position…. ….Hgt…. …Wght… …Birthdate.. Hometown Club Caps/Goals
Agudelo, Juan F 6-0 180 11/23/92 Barnegat, N.J. New York Red Bulls 2/1
Altidore, Jozy F 6-1 175 11/06/89 Boca Raton, Fla. Bursaspor (Turkey) 32/10
Bocanegra, Carlos D 6-0 170 05/25/79 Alta Loma, Calif. Saint-Étienne (France) 85/12
Bornstein, Jonathan D 5-9 145 11/07/84 Los Alamitos, Calif. UANL Tigres (Mexico) 36/2
Bradley, Michael M 6-2 175 07/31/87 Manhattan Beach, Calif. Aston Villa (Germany) 50/8
Buddle, Edson F 6-1 185 05/21/81 New Rochelle, N.Y. Ingolstadt (Germany) 6/2
Chandler, Timothy D 6-1 180 03/29/90 Frankfurt, Germany FC Nürnberg (Germany) 0/0
DeMerit, Jay D 6-0 185 12/04/79 Green Bay, Wis. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 23/0
Dempsey, Clint F 6-1 170 03/09/83 Nacogdoches, Texas Fulham FC (England) 68/19
Diskerud, Mixx M 6-0 150 10/02/90 Oslo, Norway Stabaek (Norway) 2/0
Donovan, Landon M 5-8 158 03/04/82 Redlands, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy 128/45
Edu, Maurice M 6-0 170 04/18/86 Fontana, Calif. Rangers (Scotland) 19/1
Feilhaber, Benny M 5-9 150 01/19/85 Irvine, Calif. Aarhus (Denmark) 38/2
Hahnemann, Marcus GK 6-3 220 06/15/72 Seattle, Wash. Wolverhampton Wanderers (England) 8/0
Howard, Tim GK 6-3 210 03/06/79 North Brunswick, N.J. Everton (England) 57/0
Jones, Jermaine M 6-1 172 11/03/81 Chicago, Ill. Blackburn Rovers (England) 2/0
Kljestan, Sacha M 6-1 150 09/09/85 Huntington Beach, Calif. Anderlecht (Belgium) 25/4
Lichaj, Eric D 5-11 160 11/17/88 Downers Grove, Ill. Aston Villa (England) 2/0
Onyewu, Oguchi D 6-4 210 05/13/82 Olney, Md. FC Twente (Netherlands) 58/6
Ream, Tim D 6-1 165 10/05/87 St. Louis, Mo. New York Red Bulls 1/0
Spector, Jonathan D 6-0 180 03/01/86 Arlington Heights, Ill. West Ham United (England) 28/0
Yelldell, David GK 6-4 185 10/01/81 Stuttgart, Germany MSV Duisburg (Germany) 0/0