So I only caught the second half of last night's 4-2 loss by the US scrubs against the Czechs, but that was more than enough to see that Heath Pearce needs to be on a bus back to Dallas, post-haste. Dude watched one goal with his hand in the air and another from his backside and probably completed more passes to guys in red than guys in white.
But what to do about that problematic left back spot? I don't know what the other members of our group are bringing on the right flank, but England is just about as packed as can be with flying right wingers.
Well, you could play Spector there; he did spend a good many minutes playing left back for West Ham this season. That said, from what I saw he wasn't particularly inspiring. Nevertheless, he'll at least know what to expect against the Fabio's boys and have experience playing against them.
Bocanegra? Assuming he's healthy, he might be my number one choice, but, sad to say, after what little I saw from Gooch last night, he'll probably be needed more in the middle.
But of course, all of this discussion is just wasted blather, isn't it? You and I both know that come June 12th, Bornstein is getting the call from Bob. No worries that he's just about capable of mixing it up with the "Giants of CONCACAF." No worries about that deer-in-the-headlights outing against Robben a few months back.
I just hope he packs an extra jock or two before he boards the flight to South Africa; I have a feeling he's going to leaving a few on the field.