dallasbill wrote:Just a quick shout out to Eddie Johnson who looked pretty impressive in the first few minutes of the game tonight. It looks like he's back on the right track.
2012 MLS All-Star First XI
Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)
Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)
Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
DCHeather wrote:I dunno about 3rd choice, Mo. He'd have to be a bit more consistent over longer stretch to make his was way onto the team again, imo.
Joe, I probably should have answered this question before the game I just watched. I want to like the kid. And I do...off the field. Like many professional athletes, he's good in the community with charity work and such and I was actually there with my daughter (who played for the youth club) when he was introduced as the clubs #1 draft pick. Really nice kid and home grown here in Texas.
That said, he has become the proverbial kid with all the talent in the world who you're just waiting for him to figure it out (also known as the Tony Romo syndrome around these parts). I find myself scanning my mental thesaurus for synonyms for the term bonehead so that I can stop yelling the same word at the TV over and over. I keep wanting to blame it on age but he has several caps for the USMNT and that draft WAS over 4 years ago. This is not a kid without experience. I'm sure you saw the nice "set piece" into the chest of the AR for which he was suspended 4 games. But there's something like that in just about EVERY game. Coincidentally (or not), this has really taken shape since he starting getting some starts with the USMNT and trained for a cup of coffee with Arsenal, who quickly said to him "thanks, but we have a sufficient number of boneheads here, thank you very much". He is like the poster-child for everything this team is about. Even coach Hyndman can't figure it out. It shows too because-don't quote me on this-but I believe he has not had the same starting XI in something like 10 games. He's just rolling in pieces to see what sticks.
Also, my apologies to Quakes fans who witnessed how a team this poor can make even the best team in the league look like a bunch of journeymen hacks. Just bad soccer all the way around. Which is why this team has not posted 3 points since April. AAAPPPRRILLL!!!
btw...Roget's has given me dunderhead and schnook and I think I'm leaning toward the former. "C'MON SHEA, YOU DUNDERHEAD!"
nevzter wrote:Quakes bring it for 5 against RSL. Chippy match and was lucky to attend with my little guy (root beer float nite !!!). Wondo is amazing...needs another real shot with the Nats based on his form - come on you quakes!!!
WhitesBhoyMIA wrote:Potentially the biggest acquisition of the season,...Kenny Miller to Vancouver Whitecaps.
WhitesBhoyMIA wrote:nevzter wrote:Quakes bring it for 5 against RSL. Chippy match and was lucky to attend with my little guy (root beer float nite !!!). Wondo is amazing...needs another real shot with the Nats based on his form - come on you quakes!!!
Wondo is great........for the Quakes.
Unfortunately and sorry to say, he shrinks when he puts on the USMNT kit. In a play on the famous words of Jock Stein, "The [USA] jersey does not shrink to fit inferior players."
Not ready to dismiss him completely, but he only gets so many chances. No matter how short they are.
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