Thursday, March 15, 2007

Jimmy & Eddie to US Camp

With 2 friendlies coming up in late March, during the international break, The US Men's National team has 2 friendlies scheduled, on the 25th in Tampa against Ecuador, and on the 28th in Dallas against Guatemala. With that said, Bob Bradley announced his 24 man roster for those 2 games.

Two Wizards have been named to the team for the upcoming friendly. Jimmy Conrad and Eddie Johnson.

Jimmy has become indispensable in the back for the National Team, you'd expect him to start at least one of those games, possibly partnering with Oguchi Onyewu in a more "first team" look in one of the matches.

Eddie has got to be running low on chances with the US National Team, after bursting onto the scene a few years ago, he has not done much of anything to impress or continue to receive call ups to the national team. He's probably gonna be in camp against the best group of US forwards who haven't retired (read: McBride). So this is his time to prove that he still deserves to be a part of the National Team.

Missing from the list in my opinion is another Kansas City Wizard, Jose Burciaga Jr. With the recent injury that will keep Jonathan Bornstein out of camp, I had thought that Bob Bradley might have brought in the Wizards left back. Currently on the roster for left back is Heath Pearce although Carlos Bocanegra can also play on the left. In my opinion this camp woulda been a good time to bring Jose in to see if he can step his game up to the national team level, because with 2 tournaments this summer for the national team, the depth at all the positions are going to be tested.

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