I’ve been AWOL, watching the World Cup. And not wanting to ruin the experience of the 2010 jaunt by posting constantly.
Also, the Rapids have been off for the WC and Derby is in the offseason, so yes.
A few thoughts through the group stage, though, if I can, about the #USMNT:
These are the cardiac kids, for sure. We need to get used to that if they’re going to beat Ghana, cause Ghana might not be much better than Algeria, but they are way more dangerous on the defense.
If Charlie Davies had never got in that car accident, we’d be in exactly the same position we are right now. We might have had three against England, but we still would have finished on top of the group. So, it looks like Bob Bradley made the right move keeping him at home to rest up. 2014 is looking to be a breakout year, with him and jozy up top and still young, deuce at his last WC, and a more solid backline.
Speaking of the backline, sheesh. I’m really glad BB replaced Gooch at the back for this Algeria game today. It was a smart move and Bornstein showed up for an international game for the first time in his short career.
I’d like to see DeMarcus Beasley at wingback for a whole game.
Benny Feilhaber has a real chance to be a star for the USMNT in the next cycle. And I’m not just saying that because he used to play for Derby County.
Tim Howard is the one of the three best goalkeepers in the World. How Man U ever let him get away is beyond me.
Anywho, Saturday, 230 EDT, US – Ghana. It’s on.