Dutchspotting: Those Called To Face The Yanks

Heitinga, van der Wiel, van Bronckhorst, Mathijsen .....the Dutch backline.....

We haven’t even launched our El Sal preview and already we’ve got some info on the Nether players called in for the Yanks’ March 3rd Test.

This is the provisional roster (I don’t know what that means) with the final squad being called February 26th.

Way to early, but here’s the likely starters if this were the extent of the squad…with the rest of the roster below them.

G: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax)

DEF: Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Everton), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg )

MID: Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid)

STR: Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Eljero Elia (Hamburg), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

Beyond: Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht),  Piet Velthuizen (Vitesse Arnhem);  and Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord),  Edson Braafheid (Celtic), , Andre Ooijer (PSV), Otman Bakkal, Orlando Engelaar and Ibrahim Afellay (all PSV),  Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Wout Brama (Twente), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), Ryan Babel  (Liverpool), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan)


» Wesley Sneijder is in form and may sneak into de Jong’s spot.

» Pic above: Mathijsen is going to need to dye his hair and van der Wiel for Ewen McGregor is a little bit of a stretch.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/02/20 at 2:01 AM

    Engelaar is hooge


  2. […] If you didn’t see our piece on the provisional roster already selected for Dutchland, just click here. […]


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