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World Cup Mania: The US' Road to Brazil 2014 (and beyond)

Started on 16 June 2013 by shylax
Latest Reply on 27 June 2013 by shylax
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2014 World Cup Fallout

In the wake of a disastrous World Cup campaign in which the US failed to take a single point, Tim Howard has retired from international football, Landon Donovan resigned the captaincy, and Nathan Limior is on the hot seat, although he has gratefully been allowed to carry on in that role. Donovan will be 35 by the time the next World Cup rolls around, and with the US's stars aging, they will have to find some new heroes for Russia 2018.

Update: Brad Guzan has been named the new captain, and Michael Bradley is the new vice-captain.
you is better hope for some sick regens

Fresh Blood

With Oguchi Onyewu and Carlos Bocanegra not long for the pitch, here are some fresh faces you need to watch out for on the United States squad!

Mitch Thompson came up from the Real Salt Lake Academy. He is from Surprise, Arizona, and speaks both English and Spanish.

Dave Chavez, a native of St. Albans, Vermont, and a monolingual English speaker, he came up from the Vermont Voltage, who he supports, but he is currently playing for Montreal Impact in MLS.

Another fresh faced entrant into the US side is Togolese defender Gale Agbossoumonde, who currently plays for Toronto FC in MLS.
Haha, those regens I asked for are here.
SURPRISE!.....Arizona. What a name :D

One More Youth

Another youth I need to mention is one who may the most important of all, because this guy is favored to be the next Landon Donovan:

Guy Dunseth is from Carson, California, and has 9 goals in 21 appearances for the US U20 team. He has come up from Los Angeles Galaxy Academy and has made 17 appearances for the Galaxy in his first season on the senior team. He has 2 goals in MLS this season.

Squad - Paraguay

Paraguay 1 - 1 United States

I hate player instructions from clubs so much.
What an amazing feat for an international to score his first goal in his first appearance, especially when he is a defender! Dave Chavez's set-piece goal was huge for us.
Unlucky with the result. A club should not restrict a players international career
I agree LFC, I do not issue any instructions to international managers, I feel like you play for your club for money, you play for your country for national pride.

Squad Announcement - Brazil and Australia

Here's a quick profile on Jesus Tena:

Tena is from Portland, Oregon, and is currently playing for the Portland Timbers, so he's a local boy done good! He came up through their academy. He is also SIX FEET SEVEN INCHES TALL.
Brazil 2 - 1 United States

Australia 1 - 2 United States
Guadeloupe 0 - 3 United States

The next friendly is at home against the Ivory Coast!

Limior Joins AS Monaco

November 1, 2014: Coming off a tumultuous World Cup 2014 campaign, Nathan Limior has been announced as the new manager of French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. Details aren't known for now, but his contract is rumored to be 16,000 euros per week until June 2016, and the club has ordered that he bring in high profile players. "I am staying on with the United States club. I just wanted to take on a new challenge during a slow period of international football. I want to make a name for myself on the club level, too, and this is an experience most people don't get to take."

AS Monaco are 12th in Ligue 1, with 12 points in 11 matches, so Nathan Limior will have a tough task ahead of himself in turning around the troubled side.
Monaco.....before they were rich! Unlucky man :P

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