Who Should Start Tonight?

Who Should Start Tonight?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 10, 2008
  • 2010 World Cup, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard, Trinidad and Tobago, World Cup qualifying

Its sort of a slow news day (or week rather) in MLS. Tonight we have our third World Cup qualifier in Chicago against Trinidad and Tobago. The question is going into this game, who will Bob Bradley start? Keep some of the same from the Cuba game or change things up a bit at home?

Both teams come in relatively healthy, though Dwight Yorke won’t be in action for the visitors due to his club team not wanting him to go. But Trinidad & Tobago are far from a pushover. The ‘Soca Warriors’ have four points from its first two matches and have scored a few goals in the process (a few more than the US’s two lone goals). Keep an eye out for midfielder Keon Daniel, he’s got three goals in the first two qualifying games.

Just to refresh your minds here is a look at the players called up for this match:

US Men’s National Team Roster
Brad Guzan
Tim Howard

Carlos Bocanegra
Danny Califf
Steve Cherundolo
Frankie Hejduk
Oguchi Onyewu
Michael Orozco
Heath Pearce
Marvell Wynne

DaMarcus Beasley
Michael Bradley
Ricardo Clark
Maurice Edu
Sacha Kljestan
Eddie Lewis

Brian Ching
Landon Donovan
Clint Dempsey
Eddie Johnson

Also keep in mind that the US has yet to lose to T&T at home going 8-0-2 all-time. No suspension or injuries to talk about for the US so all the players above are good to go here.

Here is a line up I expect to see tonight, feel free to post yours.


Beasley – Donovan – Dempsey

Bradley – Edu

Cherundolo – Pearce- Onyewu- Hejduk