So I’m sitting here, trying to figure out what to blog about, and it dawns on me that this slow news day feels even slower because of how busy the past two weeks have been. MLS coaches are spanning the globe trying to get contracts signed and new players secured for the upcoming season. Things are slow now but I’m sure they will pick up later in the week.
I did manage to sort out my flight to Houston for the upcoming USA-Mexico match on Feb. 6 when it dawned on me that the game is just two weeks away. That’s soon enough to start talking about the game, isn’t it?
So here is my question to all you U.S. national team fans out there. What U.S. national team starting XI would you like to see take the field at Reliant Stadium against a Mexico team that should have its full squad of stars?
Here is the Starting XI I can see taking the field:
BENCH: Hahnemann, E. Robinson, Parkhurst, Bornstein, Clark, Kljestan,
Ching Adu (Freddy Adu was the first field player I had going on the bench but forgot to re-insert him after I began writing it in position order. I think Adu has to get a call for this one.)
I know Bornstein is recovering from surgery so if he can’t go then Ramiro Corrales or Eddie Lewis can get the call. If Bornstein is healthy I can see him getting the call in.
I’m sure the big problem some will have with this lineup is the Onyewu-Bocanegra tandem, which gets way too much criticism. I still think it is the best tandem the pool can provide. Eddie Robinson did look good against Sweden but the Mexican attack will be a bit stronger than the Sweden B Team attack.
It will be interesting to see if Bob Bradley starts Edu or Ricardo Clark alongside Michael Bradley. I say Edu for now but Clark wouldn’t surprise me.
Well, we are still two weeks away but let’s hear your suggestions. Name your starting XI for the United States against Mexico. Fire away.