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JFORD
Post #1
Saturday July 6, 2013 5:26pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I know some topics have already been created with this theme, but I would like to know, for you, who are the best 23 players (as a WC squad) of american history. 11 starters and 22 substitutes.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Saturday July 6, 2013 6:25pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Here is my best 23:

Starters ina 4-4-1-1

--------Mcbride--------
---------Deuce----------
Beasley--Bradley---Reyna-----Lando
Sanneh----Pope---Lalas-----Dolo
-----------Friedel----------

Subs: Keller, Howard, Gooch, Fabian, Bocanegra, Holden, Ramos, John O'Brien, Lewis, Mathis, Wynalda, Altidore

stone88
Post #3
Saturday July 6, 2013 6:40pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,297
very close to yours 2tone:

Mcbride
Dempsey
Beasley-Bradley-Reyna-Landon
Boca--Pope-Sanneh--Dolo
Friedel

PortCityFan
Louisiana
Post #4
Saturday July 6, 2013 8:25pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 54
McBride
Lassiter
Beasley-JMM-Bradley-Lando
Pope-Sanneh-Lalas-Dolo
Keller
Subs: Friedel, Howard, Boca, Altidore, C. Jones, Mathis, Ramos, Lewis, Hejduk, Dempsey, Stewart, Armas

Close cut: Dooley, Balboa, Reyna, Wynalda

skangles
DC
Post #5
Sunday July 7, 2013 12:53pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Are we talking about players over the course of their careers or at the peak of their careers?

2008-2009 Gooch was the best central defender we've ever had. Gibbs also was pretty excellent for Feyenoord before injuries destroyed him. Likewise, give me a pre-injury John O'Brien any day. DeMerit's career with the MNT was brief but he was solid for the two years that he contributed. Even Eddie Johnson when he burst onto the scene was an absolute beast.

I like Howard over Friedel because his out of this world saves entertain me. I get the Friedel love though and it's probably the right decision.

--McHead--Landon--
-Beasley--Dempsey--
---Bradley--JOB----
-Boca-Pope-Gooch-Dolo-
------Howard-------

Bench: Friedel, Keller, Fabian, Lalas, DeMerit, Heydude, J. Jones, Reyna, C. Jones, Stewart, Mathis, Altidore

AaronM
Post #6
Monday July 8, 2013 7:45pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1
Interesting how much agreement there is on this topic. I'll go a little more old-fashioned, and can't leave out my Iron Man, but otherwise no huge changes.

McBride - Wynalda

Dempsey - Donovan - Reyna - Ramos

Pope - Lalas - Balboa - Sanneh

Friedel

Subs: Cobi, Beasley, Onyewu, Cherundolo, Bradley, Lewis, Stewart, Keller, O'Brien, Bocanegra, Hejduk


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