The race to fill the remaining roster spots at forward for the U.S. World Cup team is about as wide open as you could imagine and with Brian Ching suffering a hamstring injury, and Robbie Findley starting out on the bench for Real Salt Lake last night, you have to wonder just who is leading this race to fill the final forward spots.
Herculez Gomez is scoring goals in bunches in Mexico, while Edson Buddle has started off the 2010 MLS season in style with three goals in two matches. It's still just week two in MLS so other candidates, such as Conor Casey and Jeff Cunningham have yet to really get rolling. There are still six weeks to go before invites to the Pre-World Cup training camp are handed out, so there is still time for players to impress, or fall out of the picture.
Here is our question for you. If Brian Ching can't go, and assuming there is one forward spot available for the following forwards, which would you take between Edson Buddle, Conor Casey, Herculez Gomez, Robbie Findley, Eddie Johnson and Jeff Cunningham?
Cast your vote (Please note, if you vote before 1:20pm, you can vote again. the ballot was reset to include Eddie Johnson):
Who would I take? I'd probably go Herculez Gomez the way he's playing right now. As for who Bob Bradley would take, if Ching is out, then Bradley would probably take Conor Casey to give the squad a target forward option.
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