Alright, so who did I leave off? Well, if you guys know your soccer, you know that I left off a pretty big name - and in my opinion, with good reason. I'm going to try and address the biggest names that I left off of my roster and why? Oh and be warned, this is where I might offend some people.
Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA) - It might seem that I am biased against the MLS, and like I anyone else, I might be. But, leaving Bornstein off of my list has nothing to do with him playing in the MLS. The reason I left Bornstein off is because quite frankly, I think he is a huge liability as a defender and causes more mistakes than he does good for the team. If anyone actually goes back and watches the USA - Netherlands game, you will see just how bad Bornstein played. Besides scoring an incredible goal in the 'Charlie Davies appreciation game', Bornstein has looked terrible and constantly gets beat when playing against real competition. I'm sorry, but Bradley needs to cut ties with this guy at least for the summer. Before you go and defend Bornstein, please go back and watch the guy play in any International game - he does not belong on this team.
DeMarcus Beasley (Rangers) - This is another guy that I can't stand see play for us. His time has past as a US International and can't even find playing time at Rangers. Just because the guy was a good player for us in 2002, does not give him the right to make the team in 2010. Once again, go watch the Netherlands game and suffer through his constant dribbling into defenders and looking completey off the entire game. I'm sorry DeMarcus, you used to be my hero at PSV, but you do not belong on this team.
Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro) - If the roster could fit 24 people, I would include Bedoya. I feel that he just misses the cut due to our depth at midfield. I don't see him missing World Cup 2014, but at this point he does not belong on this team.
Freddy Adu (Aris) - Absolutely not.
Eddie Johnson (Aris) - See DeMarcus Beasley. I used to be huge on this guy, but he just hasn't done enough to make this team. He's doing well in his short time at Aris, but let's be honest, he does not belong on this team.
Conor Casey/Brian Ching - I have never been a fan of Casey and am tired of seeing Brian Ching. Both guys are included on the US team and will end up scoring a goal just when everyone is calling for Bradley to quit including them on the team. Neither of these guys have any creativity with the ball and are not International players. I don't see either of these two being an effective choice up front against the best defenders in the world. As I discuessed on the last slide, I would be in disbelief if Bradley chooses to take one of these guys over Hercules Gomez or Edson Buddle. I'm sorry Conor and Brian, but neither of you belong on this team.