Osvaldo Alonso
Terry Boss
Evan Brown
Brad Evans
Chris Eylander
Michael Fucito
Leonardo Gonzalez
Taylor Graham
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
Patrick Ianni
Nate Jaqua
Kasey Keller
Stephen King
Sebastien Le Toux
Roger Levesque
Freddie Ljungberg
Tyrone Marshall
Fredy Montero
Lamar Neagle
Sanna Nyassi
James Riley
Zach Scott
Nathan Sturgis
Peter Vagenas
Tyson Wahl
Steve Zakuani- Already safe due to GA

Green = Duh
Yellow = doubtful to probably
Red = Never going to happen

My list
Osvaldo Alonso
Brad Evans
Leonardo Gonzalez
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
Patrick Ianni
Nate Jaqua
Kasey Keller
Sebastien Le Toux
Freddie Ljungberg
Tyrone Marshall
Fredy Montero

Why
Osvaldo Alonso- great player center of our team not going to be left unprotected
Terry Boss- 3rd string goalkeeper
Evan Brown- Rookie that didn't play
Brad Evans- Great player that is a big part of this team
Chris Eylander- Not going to waste a spot on a backup goalkeeper
Michael Fucito- Rookie that didn't play
Leonardo Gonzalez- Played really well ever since we got him
Taylor Graham- hasn't played yet
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado- Young player that is already one of the best in the league
Patrick Ianni- Young player that has appeared in a ton of games
Nate Jaqua- good player that has been a part of a ton of goals
Kasey Keller- Leader of our team
Stephen King- Young player that hardly played
Sebastien Le Toux- First guy off the bench high energy
Roger Levesque- Always off the bench now hard worker
Freddie Ljungberg- Makes magic happen
Tyrone Marshall- Solid defender that has saved us a ton
Fredy Montero- Great player who Seattle owes a ton of wins to
Lamar Neagle- Never played
Sanna Nyassi- Played and is a fast young player on cheap salary.
James Riley- Terrible player but starts all the games
Zach Scott- Good backup but hasn't seen the field since spring
Nathan Sturgis- Good backup but never sees the field
Peter Vagenas- Bad player and making a ton of money, but he is a veteran
Tyson Wahl- good player and can play all the positions, but is the #6 defender
Steve Zakuani- Safe due to GA contract


They will probably take Riley and i'm okay with that. I bet Sigi will prtect him but, I want him out. He makes way to many mistakes in a game. We can easily stick one of our many outside backs into the position and they would do just as well. They don't take Vagenas because he is waaaay over payed at $150,000. Nyassi would be a good prospect for Phily, but the expansion draft is about getting guys that are short term benefits, but might not be better long term.
 
 

2009 MLS All-Star First XI
It has finally been announced who will start the MLS All-star game.  There is not 9 sounders, but there was a Sounder at each position. It should also be noted that for the point tallies Seattle players that didn't make the starting 11 had the lowest point totals for the lpayers grade and the Coach/ Gm grade.  Obviously some teams don't like the expansion team. The line-up is here.
 Goalkeeper: Kasey Keller (Seattle Sounders FC)*

Defenders: Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo)*, Wilman Conde (Chicago Fire)*, Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew)*

 Midfielders: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo)*, Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution) Freddie Ljungberg (Seattle Sounders FC)*, Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew

Forwards: Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids)*, Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Below are the final tallies with the final score in red.


GOALKEEPERS Fans Players Media Coach/GMs Combined

 Kasey Keller (SEA) 2.30 6.34 7.28 10.91 26.83

 Pat Onstad (HOU) 2.09 3.11 2.53 6.36 14.09
DEFENDERS

Chad Marshall (CLB) 2.30 6.34 7.28 10.91 26.83

Geoff Cameron (HOU) 1.54 4.55 6.65 7.73 20.47

Wilman Conde (CHI) 1.44 4.43 4.43 10.00 20.30

Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (SEA) 5.42 2.87 5.70 4.55 18.54

 Jonathan Bornstein (CHV) 1.80 3.71 5.70 7.27 18.48

MIDFIELDERS

Guillermo Barros Schelotto (CLB) 4.83 14.23 20.25 18.18 57.49

 Freddie Ljungberg (SEA) 7.42 4.55 9.18 8.18 29.33

Shalrie Joseph (NE) 1.40 8.85 4.43 12.27 26.95

 Stuart Holden (HOU) 2.28 8.01 5.06 10.00 25.35

 Dwayne De Rosario (TOR) 4.06 4.90 7.91 5.46 22.33

Cuauhtemoc Blanco (CHI) 3.93 2.75 11.08 4.09 21.85

Ricardo Clark (HOU) 2.03 5.86 4.75 8.18 20.82

Osvaldo Alonso (SEA) 5.34 2.39 7.28 3.18 18.19

 Paulo Nagamura (CHV) 1.02 4.67 2.85 9.55 18.09

FORWARDS

 Landon Donovan (LA) 4.87 10.05 11.08 16.82 42.82

Conor Casey (COL) 1.25 12.80 7.28 18.18 39.51

Fredy Montero (SEA) 6.39 6.22 12.98 5.46 31.05

Brian McBride (CHI) 3.40 8.49 3.48 6.82 22.19 

 
 

USA Pool

I'm going to be adding the USA team into the League cup to see how they do against the best team in the world. Here is the first overall camp of players that would have a chance to be on the final 23. This is mostly players from the Confederations Cup or Gold Cup.

GOALKEEPERS- Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Jon Busch, Troy PerkinsLuis Robles

DEFENDERS- Carlos Bocanegra, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector, Jonathan Bornstein, Marvell Wynne, Jay DeMerit, Danny Califf, Heath Pearce, Steve Cherundolo Jimmy Conrad,Clarence Goodson , Jay Heaps, Chad Marshall , Michael Parkhurst, Brad Evans,Frankie Hejduk

MIDFIELDERS-Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Sacha Kljestan, Jose Francisco Torres, Benny Feilhaber, Ricardo ClarkDaMarcus BeasleyFreddy Adu, Landon Donovan,Davy Arnaud, Kyle Beckerman, Colin Clark, Sam Cronin, Stuart Holden, Logan Pause, Robbie Rogers, Pablo Mastroeni

FORWARDS-Brian Ching, Jozy Altidore, Conor Casey, Charlie Davies, Kenny Cooper, Santino Quaranta

Green: Locks
Blue: Very Close/ Contributer
Purple: bench contributer
Orange: Long shot
Red: Almost no chance

Reasons
Tim Howard best goalkeeper in the group and never disappoints. There is no chance he doesn't start.
Brad Guzan, Young goalkeeper that Bradley has put his trust into. Has the ability to be a very good back-up
Carlos Bocanegra Captain of the team and is starting to be versatile. Can play left back or in the middle.
Oguchi Onyewu Center back that wins everything. Will be starting for a long time for USA.
Jonathan Spector Confederations Cup was his coming out party. Now is very close to being untouchable.
Jay DeMerit Great showing in the Confederations Cup. Might be starting in the middle now.
Michael Bradley Coach is a fan of Michael's and he is the best of a deep central midfield group.
Clint Dempsey One of the leaders of this team and played great late in Confederations Cup.
Benny Feilhaber A great young talent that is creative and has shown that he can play with the best.
Landon Donovan Best player on the team.
Brian Ching A great back to the goal player that always finds a way to be a part of the goal.
Jozy Altidore Young player that is starting to develop on a National level.
Charlie Davies Fast and creates problems for defenders.
Steve CherundoloInjury has put him back as others have passed him, but he is still very good getting forward as seen in Gold Cup.
Jose Francisco Torres Young creative player that is on the verge of a coming out party.
Ricardo Clark, Played himself into a starting role as he is a great defender that can start an attack.
Freddy Adu, Player with great potential, but needs playing time. He is still worthy of being in the final 23 as he has his moments.
Robbie Rogers, Played great in the Gold Cup showing that he deserves his chance to be in the mix. He is the best pure winger as Donovan and Dempsey are not natural wingers.
Stuart Holden, is one of the bright spots of Gold Cup play as he has shown that he has two way skills. His passing and shooting are a step above the rest.
Conor Casey, Bradley has shown that he can trust Casey and it looks that if Bradley was to call in a 23 man camp today Casey would be in it. I personally think that casey belongs in the purple group, but he is in form and playing well.
Troy Perkins The USA always calls in three goalkeepers and after some bad showings from the other candidates Perkins is a possible call-up.
Jimmy Conrad, He has shown that he can still play and he has the chance to move ahead of some other center-back options.
DaMarcus Beasley, Terrible showing in the last couple of games, but Bradley hasn't forgotten what Beasley is capable of doing, but as of right now Beasley wouldn't be called-up, but this can all change if he gets PT for a club.
Sacha Kljestan Another one of Bradley's favorite players that is doing really bad right now. Both of these players would be in the red as they are doing really bad for club and nation, but it is possible they get a call, just not likely.
Pablo Mastroeni A hard defender that has lost his spot after some performances that were not worthy of starting 11, but he still could be useful to Bradley in some situations.
Frankie Hejduk Injury cost him a major shot at playing with the USMNT as he didn't play in either big tournament and Spector and Cherundolo have nailed down the right back spot.
Chad Marshall Played great in the Gold Cup and I think that he should be included, but the once small center back pool is now full of viable options.
Jonathan Bornstein, Played poorly in some recent USMNT games and other players have shown that they can play the position better than he can.
Heath Pearce, Hasn't played poorly, but hasn't played well enough that he gets a call to play.
Kyle Beckerman, Played very well in the Gold Cup, but his position is very deep and the style that he plays is already taken by a couple people.
Sam Cronin, Playing very well, but he is still only 21 and will need to wait until 2012 to be a contributer.
Kenny Cooper, Not playing well when given the chance and not being a favorite of Bradley's have hurt Copper's chance at being called in.
Jon Busch Hasn't even played in the Gold Cup and will most likely just be happy to be called in.
Luis Robles Played poorly in the Haiti game and although he is still young he might not get another chance in a long time.
Danny Califf, poor performances in his chance to fill in will not put him ahead of Marshall or Conrad.
Clarence Goodson Didn't play very well in the Grenada game.
Jay Heaps both Haiti goals were his fault and the Left back position is not so bad that he needs to be called in.
Michael Parkhurst, Play very badly in the Haiti game and Although he is in Europe he has not been able to progress to the point that he is ahead of 6 or 7 central defenders
Brad Evans, Playing pretty well and has shown glimpses of being a good defender, but he plays Mid for Seattle and will not surpass 2 or 3 people on the depth chart to be called up.
Davy Arnaud played well, but the level of competition of which he is playing against in the Gold Cup is about the level that Arnaud can be good, but when he plays teams like England and Argentina or even Mexico's “A” squad he will be playing over his head. He is right in between CONCACAF and FIFA.
Colin Clark Compared to Rodgers Clark was a disappointment. He was hyped to be able to destroy and we saw very little of that when he played Haiti.
Marvell Wynne A fast player that has very little chance of making the team after his single performance in Costa Rica.
Logan Pause A solid player, but not one that will get a further look at a spot on the USMNT.
Santino Quaranta Played pretty well in the Gold Cup but didn't show any reason why he would would be able to pass anybody on the depth chart.

Lets here what you think about these reasons and who you would would put as the final 23.


 
 

USA Pool

I'm going to be adding the USA team into the League cup to see how they do against the best team in the world. Here is the first overall camp of players that would have a chance to be on the final 23. This is mostly players from the Confederations Cup or Gold Cup.  Final pool and starting 11 will come to you soon.

GOALKEEPERS- Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Jon Busch, Troy Perkins Luis Robles

DEFENDERS- Carlos Bocanegra, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector, Jonathan Bornstein, Marvell Wynne, Jay DeMerit, Danny Califf, Heath Pearce, Steve Cherundolo Jimmy Conrad, Clarence Goodson , Jay Heaps, Chad Marshall , Michael Parkhurst, Brad Evans,

MIDFIELDERS-Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Sacha Kljestan, Jose Francisco Torres, Benny Feilhaber, Ricardo Clark, DaMarcus Beasley, Freddy Adu, Landon Donovan,Davy Arnaud, Kyle Beckerman, Colin Clark, Sam Cronin, Stuart Holden, Logan Pause, Robbie Rogers,

FORWARDS-Brian Ching, Jozy Altidore, Conor Casey, Charlie Davies, Kenny Cooper, Santino Quaranta

 
 

  Mexican Player Pool Primera División de México
Forwards
Héctor Raúl Mancilla Toluca
Salvador Cabañas América
Miguel Sabah Morelia
Humberto Suazo CF Monterrey

Outside Mid
José Antonio Castro UANL right side
Ramón Morales Guadalajara left side
Alberto Medina Guadalajara Both sides
César Villaluz Cruz Azul right side

Midfield
Christian Giménez Pachuca
Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista Chipas
Antonio Sancho UANL

DM
Pável Pardo América
Gerardo Torrado Cruz Azul

Full Backs
Jonny Magallón Guadalajara
Juan Carlos de la Barrera CF Indios
Diego Ordaz CF Monterrey
José Castro UANL

CD
Alejandro Acosta Puebla
Mauricio Martín Romero Morelia
Michael Orozco San Luis FC
Paul Aguilar Pachuca

GK
Guillermo Ochoa América
Jesús Corona Tecos

Starting 11
-----Héctor Raúl Mancilla-------------------Salvador Cabañas---
Ramón Morales--------------------------------José Antonio Castro--
-------------------Pável Pardo-------Gerardo Torrado--------------
Jonny Magallón---Alejandro Acosta--Mauricio Martin Romero--Juan Carlos
----------------------Guillermo Ochoa--------------------------

 
 

  Mexican Player Pool Primera División de México

Forwards
Héctor Raúl Mancilla Toluca
Salvador Cabañas América
Miguel Sabah Morelia
Humberto Suazo CF Monterrey
Blas Pérez Pachuca
Luis Ángel Landín Cruz Azul
Martín Bravo UNAM 7
Gonzalo Vargas Atlas

Outside Mid
José Antonio Castro UANL right side
Ramón Morales Guadalajara left side
Alberto Medina Guadalajara Both sides
César Villaluz Cruz Azul right side
Jesús Arellano CF Monterrey right side
Christian Benítez Santos

Midfield
Christian Giménez Pachuca
Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista Chipas
Antonio Sancho UANL
Luis Miguel Noriega Puebla

DM
Pável Pardo América
Gerardo Torrado Cruz Azul

Full Backs
Jonny Magallón Guadalajara
Juan Carlos de la Barrera CF Indios
Diego Ordaz CF Monterrey
José Castro UANL
Paulo Da Silva Toluca

CD
Alejandro Acosta Puebla
Mauricio Martín Romero Morelia
Michael Orozco San Luis FC
Paul Aguilar Pachuca

GK
Guillermo Ochoa América
Jesús Corona Tecos
Oswaldo Sánchez Santos

 
Onyewu To Milan 07/07/2009
 

Onyewu to AC Milan is the greatest news to haven reached USMNT ears in a long time.  Onyewu will be playing in one of the best leagues with one of the great teams.  He will have a chance to play in Eurpoe against other greats and will be able to play in great battles.  This is huge news as this hopefully opens doors for other americans to play in Italy as Onyewu is the first to go.  We now have four of our five leaders playing against the best of the best every weekend.  Dempsey and Hoard at the EPL, Bocanegra in France, and now Onyewu in Italy.  The only person left is Donovan who has been getting interest from a couple of teams abroad.  Onyewu's contact has not been announced, but Milan was able to pick him up on a free transfer as he is a free agent.  If Onyewu starts every game, which I would think would be the reason he signed with a team, would be very good for him.  He will have the chance to practice against greats such as Pato and Ronaldinho as well as matching up against Ibrahimovicm, Marco Di Vaio, and Alberto Gilardino when the games matter.  I'm glad that I will be able to catch some of his games on FSC while he plays at Milan.

 
 

Every informed soccer watcher knew who was the best players on the USA line-up that played against Grenada.  These players were Holden, Adu, and Davies.  Rodgers proved himself worthy of an inclusion into the USMNT Camp with a player of the game showing.  All four of these players, that we know have the ability to dominate every game, scored.  It started off with Rodgers flying down the left flank and beating every player that stepped in his way.  After passing by about 3 chances to shot he plays Adu a perfect pass that one as talented as he is, is never going to miss.  It would continue once again with a pass from Rodgers that found the high flying head of Holden for a great goal.  At this point it was clear that Rodgers deserved the bright green shoes that he wore at the game.  Half time would come with Grenada clearly over matched.  In the 61st a great ball from the back line prvided Rodgers his chance to be the center of attention.  The crowd of 15,387 made the most noise of the game just two minutes afterwards when Seattle Sounder Brad Evans came onto the field.  Our third player of the game to watch would get his goal moments before he got subbed off.  Davies got a ball from Pearce that wound up being a goal.  It looked as if there would be a 5-0 score line after Adu placed a ball into the back of the net, but the ref wasn't fooled by the obvious hand ball off of a cross.

Game Grades (1-10 6 being average)

Perkins 6 Nothing to do in the back, but made one good save and his kicks were better than the Grenada goal keepers.
Cherundolo 6 made some good runs into the attack, but didn't do much with the ball when he had it. Nothing to do defensively
Marshall 6 Didn't stop many attacks, but kept possession and played the ball well out of the back.
Goodson 5.5 Didn't do anything. You could barely remember he was on the field, but he didn't allow a goal so his defending was okay.
Pearce 6.5 Good job defending and played a great ball to Davies for a goal.
Pause 5.5 he was solid, but he looked like the worst player on the team. He isn't one of the flashy players, but it would have been nice to see him slice the Grenada back line with a couple of passes.
Beckerman 6.5 Great play, but he made a lot of little mistakes. Overall Beckerman is at the level that the Gold cup is, but he would not be very good playing against Europe.
Holden 7.5 Great player he found the open man many times and got a head on almost everything that went his direction. He should get a call up to the USMNT camp.
Adu 7 Played really well as he got a goal, a shot that hit the post and a couple of shots that just went over. He doesn't have the work rate of Le Toux or Tevez, but he makes good runs showing for the ball and cuts down passing lanes for the defender. He should get a start for the USMNT against a lower CONCACAF qualifier.
Rogers 8 Great game. He pretty much could do whatever he wanted when he had the ball. He should get a call up to the USMNT camp, but with his position currently taken by Donovan and Dempsey I will be a while before he sees action in a game that matters.
Davies 7 Had a great run down the field that was just a couple touches short of a goal, but throughout the game you cold see the ballhog mentality that he showed at the Confederations Cup. He would always believe that he could beat his man instead of making the extra pass. He is a great talent, but I'm not sure that he takes the place of Ching.

Subs didn't do much although I did like Arnaud and his play. 

 
 

Michael Owen formerly of Newcastle has constanly been saying that he will not be playing in the second division after Newcastle got relegated.  Today Owen has met the team that he could only dream of signing with.  That team is Manchester United.  Man U is in a rough position because the have lost C. Ronaldo, Tevez, and Vidic now looks like he might leave.  Man U thought they were going to get the great player that is Benezma and then possibly Ribery.  Unfourtunatly as you all know, both players are going to Real Madrid.  Man U's only incoming player has been Antonio Valencia, a young winger who is good but can't replace Ronaldo.  United have now turned to lesser level players to fill their bench as the often injured Owen has been United's choice to replace Tevez.   

 
 

The Seattle Sounders have recently signed a Costa Rican left-footed defender.  Leonardo Gonzalez is a native of Costa Rica who has appeared in 59 games for his national team, including three starts in the 2006 World Cup.  He is 28 and is set to battle Wahl, Sturgis, and Scott for the left-back position.  He is also able to play in the middle as a back-up to Hurtado and Marshal. Coach Sigi Schmid has said that Gonzalez is one that likes to get into the attack and has the size and speed to play in the MLS.  Gonzalez recently was playing for Liberia Mia the crowned champions of the Costa Rican first division.  The details of the transfer are not yet out and Gonzalez will be able to play with the Sounders as soon as he gets his P-1 work permit and international clearance.  Is this a good thing for Seattle?  Will he be able to take the spot away from Wahl, who has done very well so far?  Will the Sounders start speaking spanish on the field?  They do have starters Alonso, Hurtado, Keller, and Montero that speak spanish.