We are about 24 hours away from the announcement of the 18-man roster for the U.S. Olympic Team and it is time to start thinking about who will be on that team.
With sources telling me that Brian McBride, Brad Guzan and Michael Parkhurst will be the three over-age players chosen, that leaves 15 other slots to be decided.
Here is how I see the squad shaking out:
Goalkeepers– Brad Guzan, Chris Seitz
Defenders– Michael Parkhurst, Maurice Edu, Michael Orozco, Marvell Wynne, Nathan Sturgis, Sean Franklin, Kamani Hill.
Midfielders– Freddy Adu, Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan, Stuart Holden, Robbie Rogers, Danny Szetela
Forwards– Brian McBride, Jozy Altidore, Charlie Davies
That, for my money, is the most balanced team you can send. Forwards Robbie Findley and Chad Barrett are in the mix but I think that trio of forwards is fine and Kamani Hill can play up top in a pinch as well.
As for those who are still discussing Neven Subotic, I was told by a good source that he isn’t close to thinking about picking a country to represent and won’t start considering his options until later this year so he is out.
What do you think? What 18-man roster would you like to see go to the Olympics? Share your thoughts below.