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Post #1
Wednesday December 5, 2012 6:26pm

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All four Colorado Rapids that are training with Derby County started aginst Notts County in a closede door scrimmage. Cascio scored the first goal in a win for Derby County. I think this guy has talent, and I think we will see him in a USMNT jersey sometime in the next few years. The 4 Rapids playes were Klute, Cascio, Rivero, and Akpan. I have high hopes for Klute as well; who could be a serious contender for LB for the National team in the coming years. Klute is 22.

Brad Guzan continues to gain many plaudits in the soccer community. ESPN and BBC's Garth Crooks named him in the EPL team of the week.

It's fun to speculate and have some fireplace discussion. So here goes.

Does anyone think Brad Guzan could unseat Howard as the #1 for the USMNT? His recent form would indicate that he is much closer than what people previously thought. I still think Brad Guzan won't be the #1 until after the 2014 WC. I think Guzan will continue to push more into the USMNT #1 spot after 2014.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #2
Wednesday December 5, 2012 8:21pm

Joined Nov 2012
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if Brad Friedel in his superb form can't unseat Howard, I don't think Guzan will really contend for the No. 1 jersey until Howard's form starts to dip.

I will say though that the chances haven't been better for this happening since Brad became the consistent backup, he's had several weeks of top notch performances for Villa, and the TOTW nod is well deserved.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #3
Wednesday December 5, 2012 9:28pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,199
Original post from recycledhumans

if Brad Friedel in his superb form can't unseat Howard, I don't think Guzan will really contend for the No. 1 jersey until Howard's form starts to dip.

I will say though that the chances haven't been better for this happening since Brad became the consistent backup, he's had several weeks of top notch performances for Villa, and the TOTW nod is well deserved.


Friedel is retired from international play. Guzan is a great backup and will take over after WC 2014 and we will be in good hands for 4-5 years.


The next test for the Dooley-led revitalization of the Philippine national team kicks off soon.
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