Friday, June 01, 2007

US-China Preview

US vs. China
Saturday - 8pm ET
Spartan Stadium, San Jose, CA
TV: ESPN 2, Galavision

The US men have their final warm-up match before the Gold Cup tomorrow, but it just doesn't feel that compelling. Maybe it's the opponent or maybe it's the fact that 1/3 of the roster for the game is not on the Gold Cup roster, but this game seems a little lost.

That said, it should be a great chance to see different people try and make their mark while others like DaMarcus Beasley try to regain their skill. The player I'm most interesting in watching is Lee Nguyen as I haven't seen much of him since the 2005 World Youth Championship, but I've heard that he is much improved.

I'm going to guess Kasey Keller will see some time in goal and would not be surprised if he went the full 90 so as not to risk an injury to Tim Howard.

As far as proving something, look at the forwards Charlie Davies and Kamani Hill. The US is still hurting for innovation up top and with the Copa fast approaching, if either of these two shine, they might just get a trip to South America.

Predictions: Me China 1-3 USA, Wife China 0-1 USA

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kasey Keller will be at The Free Kick Masters 2007 in Houston, Texas USA on December 22, 2007.
We are considering giving away signed tee shirts, jerseys, balls, etc. and having some contests online. Any suggestions?

11:09 AM  

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