Injury-ravaged U.S. national team pool on the road to recovery

Injury-ravaged U.S. national team pool on the road to recovery

U.S. Men's National Team

Injury-ravaged U.S. national team pool on the road to recovery

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Clint Dempsey (Reuters)

Things were looking bleak for the U.S. national team on the injury front as recently as a month ago. Between Charlie Davies' uncertain future and the knee injuries to Clint Dempsey and Oguchi Onyewu, the U.S. squad had three of its marquee players facing uncertain recovery timetables while others, such as Ricardo Clark and Benny Feilhaber, were also injured.

A month later, the good news is starting to roll in. Dempsey has made a full recovery, capped by his stunning goal for Fulham vs. Juventus, and Charlie Davies was cleared to begin full training with FC Sochaux. With Onyewu and Benny Feilhaber cleared to train, Ricardo Clark poised to assume a starting role for Eintracht Frankfurt, and Stuart Holden shedding the crutches and cast he'd used to heal a broken leg, the U.S. national team is looking as healthy as it has been since the summer.

In case you missed it, here is my Fox Soccer story on a memorable Thursday that saw Dempsey's goal and the good news about Charlie Davies give American fans plenty to feel good about, which is needed given al the MLS strike talk.

Are you starting to think the U.S. national team could be at full strength for the World Cup? Still in awe of Dempsey's goal? Does all the good news surrounding the national team make it easier to cope with the MLS labor battle?

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