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db707
Post #16
Friday September 7, 2018 6:56pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,065
There are many what ifs in USMNT history, one of the biggest for me is if Jones had been healthy for the World Cup in 2010. Where he would have been playing was our biggest weak spot on the field. Always admired Jermaine's passion and toughness, he and Clint had that in abundance, and I hope the new generation can show that same kind of fight.

Dave
Post #17
Saturday September 8, 2018 3:35am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,046
2010 truly was one of our biggest "What If" tournaments. Imagine that team with a Healthy J. Jones, Gooch, & C. Davies.

Jones would have helped to provide more skill, grit & leadership to the center of the field. Would have been an upgrade to any of the 3 (Edu, Clark, Torres) that were given minutes as Bradley's partner. Not sure which would have been left home (Edu just over knee injury or Torres who BB mis-used), but would have been interesting to see.

Gooch when paired w/ Boca made a very capable & effective CB tandem. Also would have allowed Boca to be used @ LB in place of Bornstein.

Davies, Donovan, Dempsey & Jozy on the attack was showing a lot of promise in the 2009 Confederations Cup. Would have been fun to see what they could have done with more time together. We've been searching for an effective, consistent attacking corp ever since CD went down & LD took his extended vacation.

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