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U.S.A. ALL STARS




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COACH: Bob BRADLEY


GOALKEEPERS:

Brad FRIEDEL
Tim HOWARD


DEFENDERS:

Alexi LALAS
Carlos BOCANEGRA
Cobi JONES
Thomas DOOLEY
Marcelo BALBOA
Walter BAHR
Paul CALIGIURI


MIDFIELDERS:

Billy GONSALVES
John SOUZA
Clint DEMPSEY
Tab RAMOS
John HARKES
Hugo PEREZ
Claudio REYNA


FORWARDS:

Bert PATENAUDE
Eric WYNALDA
Landon DONOVAN
Brian McBRIDE
DaMarcus BEASLEY
Archie STARK
Joe-Max MOORE



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RESERVES:


GOALKEEPERS:

Frank BORGHI
Kasey KELLER
Tony MEOLA


DEFENDERS:

Ed McILVENNY
Gregg BERHALTER
Jeff AGOOS
Desmond ARMSTRONG
Mike BURNS
Frankie HEJDUK
Fernando CLAVIJO
John DOYLE
Joe MACA
Eddie POPE
Harry KEOUGH
Pablo MASTROENI
Mike WINDISCHMANN


MIDFIELDERS:

Predrag RADOSAVLJEVIĆ
Roy WEGERLE
Charlie COLOMBO
Earnie STEWART
Charles ELLIS
Dominic KINNEAR
Chris ARMAS
Rick DAVIS
Mike SORBER
John KERR Jr.
Chris HENDERSON
Eddie LEWIS
John O'BRIEN


FORWARDS:

Andy AULD
Thomas FLORIE
Peter VERMES
Clint MATHIS
Eric EICHMANN
Roy LASSITER
Joe GAETJENS
Gino PARIANI
Frank WALLACE
Bruce MURRAY
Ruben MENDOZA


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Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:17 pm
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What about Archie Stark? He dominated the league in his era, but played just two games for the US NT. I understand that in those days there were less international games then nowadays, but I think that there should be someone who deserves a place in the first team more than him, maybe some of the players that won Gold Cup, or from 2002 WC generation? My suggestion would be Earnie Stewart, Michael Bradley or Eddie Pope. Jozy is one of their all time top scorers but I don't think that he possess enough quality to be an all star.
Just to mention that I'm not much of an expert for US football, so if you lot think that Archie should stay, it's ok with me.


Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:33 pm
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I wouldn't have removed Davis here, apart from his versatility he's considered as one of the greatest American players. Guys like Pope or Beasley may have more caps but that doesn't change that they were average players through all of their careers..


Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 pm
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Done, we have Davis in and Archie out.

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Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:56 pm
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gurkenjoe93 wrote:
I wouldn't have removed Davis here, apart from his versatility he's considered as one of the greatest American players. Guys like Pope or Beasley may have more caps but that doesn't change that they were average players through all of their careers..



At the same time, the NASL was of a hilariously poor quality apart from a few players, and Rick Davis literally played indoor football for a large part of his career. Beasley played in a Champions League semi-final, he would have absolutely dominated the NASL at his peak...


Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:19 pm
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StuartBannigan wrote:
gurkenjoe93 wrote:
I wouldn't have removed Davis here, apart from his versatility he's considered as one of the greatest American players. Guys like Pope or Beasley may have more caps but that doesn't change that they were average players through all of their careers..



At the same time, the NASL was of a hilariously poor quality apart from a few players, and Rick Davis literally played indoor football for a large part of his career. Beasley played in a Champions League semi-final, he would have absolutely dominated the NASL at his peak...


So what? Davis was one of those exceptional players and unlike Beasley he didn't have the luck to have several better team mates in NT that actually did the work for him.
I don't care if Beasley played in a semi final of the CL, that's one of the dumbest arguments I've heard in my life. There have been several average players that played in a CL semi final and Beasley is surely one of them..


Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:36 pm
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My point is that Davis may have been an exceptional player in an absolute joke of a league that was filled with American players with zero footballing ability and elderly foreigners that stopped caring 5 years before, whereas Beasley played at a high level against teams that actually knew how to play football. I don’t even like Beasley, he played for Rangers who I hate with every fibre of my body, but there is a clear difference between being an average player in a good team like Beasley, and being a slightly above average player in a sea of shit like Davis...


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