Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Let's Talk Soccer

Uncle Sam's Army is in Philadelphia ready to take on the Gold Cup Champions Mexico in a friendly where the new head honcho of the US team Jurgen Klinsmann will make his mark.

Last time these two team faced each other was in the Gold Cup final in front of a sell out crowed in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

Mexico comes in with 9 starters from last game, only Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez was not called due to a recent concision he received while at practice with Manchester United. His back up, Aldo De Nigris is also out with an injury. My third choice would be Carlos Vela, but do to his lack of game play at club lever with Arsenal, he was left out for this one as well. We would see who De la Torre pics for the man in front.

Dos Santos dribbles away from Howard
For the US, its a new beginning, No more Bradly means no more Bornstein.. and more Edgar Castillo. Klinsmann made it obvious, we need to get these Mexican-Americans into the US game. Both Edgar Castillo, who plays for Club America) and Michael Orozco (currently in San Luis) are getting their second shot at the international level, while José Francisco Torres would also get his return to the US National team.

With the teams ready to face off in a couple hours, I'm exited to say... I love these two teams.


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