Beckerman and Edu battling for place on U.S. World Cup roster

Beckerman and Edu battling for place on U.S. World Cup roster

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Beckerman and Edu battling for place on U.S. World Cup roster

Kyle Beckerman

By IVES GALARCEP

We are a month away from the U.S. Men’s National Team reporting to northern California for pre-World Cup training camp and there are some serious battles being waged for roster spots.

One of those battles is taking place in central midfield, where both Kyle Beckerman and Maurice Edu are in the mix for places on the U.S. World Cup squad. Beckerman has seemed like a safe bet to make the team for the past six months after a strong run of form for both club and country. Meanwhile, Edu has forced his way into the conversation after a very good debut month with the Philadelphia Union since returning to MLS from Europe.

In my latest Goal.com column, The MLS Wrap, I discuss Beckerman and Edu, and the perception that they are battling each other for the same World Cup spot. I spoke to both of them after they each scored late goals in Saturday’s 2-2 between the Union and Real Salt Lake and both sounded very focused on their MLS seasons. They also both downplayed the idea that they are fighting each other for one spot.

Give my column a read and let me know what you think about their competition for places on the World Cup team? Do you see them both making it? Think Beckerman is a lock at this point? Would you bring both midfielders to Brazil?

Share your thoughts below.

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