GK: Howard, Guzan, Hahnemann
Def: Onweyu, DeMerit, Bornstein, Goodson, Bocanegra, Cherundolo, Spector
Mid: Donovan, Dempsey, Torres, Bradley, Edu, Holden, Feilhaber, Beasley, Clark
Att: Altidore, Findley, Buddle, Gomez
For those of you keeping track at home, I got 21/23 correct. Buddle and Findley weren’t on my list (nor the list of anybody who follows football in this country) and I had Ching and Pearce.
Ching can’t be happy, and I guess everyone who saw him at the airport earlier was right – he wasn’t there looking for his family. He was going home.
So what does Findley bring? Speed. He probably won’t see the field unless disaster strikes. But I can see how Buddle might get some playing time. Which, let’s be frank, is scary. He’s been in good form, but wow.
Some Rapids thoughts: Conor Casey has to be thinking he’s at least as good as Buddle (even though he’s not). As for Marvell Wynne? I would have loved to see him have an opportunity to outcompete Bornstein in this camp. Bornstein looked about as happy as a used-car salesman who just sold a $500 car for $10,000 when he grinned at the camera on the announcement.
Let’s hope Bradley knows what he’s doing.