Commenter GeorgeCross, a UEFA native, gives his us this little fun piece to debate while we’re waiting.
Just for a little bit of fun, I thought it would be cool to name a ‘dream team’ from each of FIFA’s Confederations. (Our first in the “Best Of” series)
Obviously, the list of players is exhaustive, so there’s not one right answer. My aim was to perhaps debate a little, and perhaps learn something – a TSG member might throw out a name that most of us ignored, forgot about or hadn’t even heard about.
Logic: each player’s country has to be at The Finals and the player has to be part of said country’s provisional 30-man squad. In addition, I have take the liberty to chose a 4-4-2 diamond over a 4-3-3 formation. And I have also picked the best players (IMO), rather than a team to beat a specific opponent. To begin, we’ll start with CONCACAF. A little tough as I have only a few squads to choose from.
GeorgeCross … I’ve taken the liberty of adding my on-the-fly suggestions to yours below.
GeorgeCross: Tim Howard, USA
TSG: Tim Howard, USA
GeorgeCross: Carlos Salcido, MEX – Oguchi Onyewu, USA, Rafael Marquez, MEX - Ricardo Osorio, MEX
TSG: Carlos Salcido, MEX – Oguchi Onyewu, USA, Jay DeMerit, USA - Maynor Figueroa, HON
GeorgeCross: Stu Holden, USA – Wilson Palacios (CDM), HON – Clint Dempsey (CAM), USA – Andres Guardado, MEX
TSG: Clint Dempsey, USA – Wilson Palacios, HON – Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo, MEX – Landon Donovan, USA
GeorgeCross: Carlos Vela, MEX – Landon Donovan, USA
TSG: David Suazo HON – Carlos Vela, MEX
TSG: Rafael Marquez, MEX – Giovanni Dos Santos, MEX – Jonathan Dos Santos, MEX – Jozy Altidore, USA – Michael Bradley, USA – Stu Holden, USA
Have at it folks … just seven hours until the whistle.