Tuesday, January 15, 2008

USA-Sweden this weekend

Landon is excited to score some more meaningless goals

In what has become a January "tradition" the USA is playing Sweden on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in LA suburbia. Because its not an official FIFA date, United States will field mostly MLS players, who have been in camp for the past couple of weeks, while the Swedes will counter with an all-domestic side of their own. So no Zlatan, no Clint Dempsey, no Freddy Adu, which is why the the Home Depot Center will probably be half full. I implore all of you to get drunk and go after the birds instead of staying home to watch what is almost always one of the most turgid affairs of the year. These two played to a rather boring 1-0 decision in Gotheburg in September with full strength sides, so at least this game should be a little more wide open with the second teamers.

Based on who has been at camp, and taking into account the fact that EJ is in London finalizing his transfer to relegation-bound Fulham, here's the starting lineup I see from the US:

Wynne, Parkhurst, Conrad, Dunivant
Donovan, Edu, Clark, Noonan
Twatman, Jozy Altidore

Actually, a quick look to see Jozy, Parkhurst, and Edu might be in order, but once the second half starts and the MLS all star bench rolls in, its time to change the channel.


ΓΌ75 said...


The NY Kid said...

As the resident Haitian (yes, that and Frenchman), I am contractually obligated to support Jozy in all of his endeavors. That, and the kid is just plain awesome.