Alright, big team roster announcement Event! I hope there are team hats or roses or something. I hope there are players who go to this, but are not selected, and their families are on a camera in their hometown just completely destroyed by the non-announcement.
Or perhaps, just fucking announce the roster in a simple press release.
As for logistics, USSF can fly the MLS-based team there in a charter plane with all the gear out of, say, NYC.
In Europe, I’m guessing that teams or leagues can send their players from central locations like London or Manchester or Liverpool. Heck they should have all the final pre-WC matches in those specific cities. Same for La Liga or Bunde.
a small amount of players.
The team played uninspired. Japan would usually play counter and they did yield possession but had 16 shots. What’s worse is they beat us up with 16 fouls. Turner seemed to be OK for the most part. Why he would go sit the bench as a back up in a WC year is beyond me though. Zimmerman turned away from ball on goal which is not good. Turn head but not shoulders and body. Weah and Pulisic make a difference. Pulisic, Reyna and Dest are all receiving few minutes and could be rusty so team just needs to play. Primary goal in exhibition is to remain healthy. But, secondarily, need to see a strategy. For 60% possession, we didn’t have one.
Have to agree that that loss should be worrisome to US fans, especially as it was played on neutral grounds rather than in Japan.
Qatar showed why it will have a short World Cup. The 2-0 loss to Canada yesterday flattered the Qataris. Canada squad has missed a few games due to their labour dispute so was good to have a game against anyone. Uruguay next week will be a tough challenge.