We All Dream of a Team of Charlie Davies

We All Dream of a Team of Charlie Davies

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Future:55 names to remember 23 or under


1.Samir Badir (FC Porto,Portugal) 18 years old
2.Bill Hamid (DC United) 19 yeards old
3. Cody Cropper (Ipswitch Town,England) 17 years old
4. Zac MacMath (Maryland) 18 yeards old
5. Dominic Cervi (Celtic) 23 yeards old
6.Brian Perk (Philadelphia Union) 20 years old


7.Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) 21 years old
8.Tim Ream (NYRB) 22 years old
9.Ike Opara (SJ Earthquakes) 21 years old
10.Gale Agbossoumonde (Sporting Braga,Portugal) 18 years old
11.AJ DeLagarza (LA Galaxy) 22 yeards old
12.Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic) 18 yeards old
13. Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa,England) 21 years old
14.Kyle Davies (FC Dallas) 21 years old
15. Tim Ward (Chicago Fire) 23 years old
16.Anthoney Wallace (FC Dallas) 21 years old
17. Parker Walsch (Karlsruher SC,Germany) 19 years old


18.Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake)16 years old
19.Ryan Smith (KC Wizards)23 years old
20.Charles Renken (Hoffenheim,Germany)16 years old
21. Joseph Gyau (Hoffenheim,Germany) 17 years old
22. Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United,England) 17 years old
23.Irving Garcia (NYRB) 22 years old
24.Tony Tchani (NYRB) 21 years old
25.Michael Stephens (LA Galaxy) 21 years old
26.Freddy Adu (Aris,Greece) 20 years old
27.Mix Diskerud (Stabaek,Norway) 19 years old
28.Lester Dewee (Olyimpique Marsielle,France) 17 years old
29. Marlon Duran (Latino Americano) 18 years old
30.Alex Molano (Dinamo Zagreb,Croatia) 18 years old
31.William Packwood (Birmingham City,England) 19 years old
32.Michael Hoyos (Estudiantes,Argentina) 18 years old
33.Jared Jeffrey (Mainz,Germany) 19 years old
34. Devann Yao (Ipswitch Town,England) 19 years old
35.Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union) 19 years old
36.Dilly Duka (Columbus Crew) 20 years old
37. Brek Shea (FC Dallas) 20 years old
38.Anton Peterlin (Everton,England) 23 years old


39.Jozy Altidore (Villareal,Spain) 20 years old
40.Charlie Davies (Sochaux,France) 23 years old
41.Danny Mwanga(Philadelphia Union)18 years old
42.Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union) 17 years old
43. Tristan Bowen (LA Galaxy) 19 years old
44.Bobby Wood (1860 Munich,Germany) 18 years old
45.Fafa Picault (Cagliari,Italy) 19 years old
46.Stefan Jerome (West Pines United) 17 years old
47.Steven Lenhart (Columbus Crew) 23 years old
48.Zack Schilawski (NE Revs) 23 years old
49. Mike Grella (Leeds United,England) 23 years old
50. Juan Agudelo (NYRB) 17 years old
51. Perica Marošević (FC Dallas) 21 years old
52.Marcus Tracy (Aalborg,Denmark) 23 years old
53.Emilio Orozco (Tigres,Mexico) 18 years old
54.Abdus Ibrahim (Toronto FC) 18 years old
55.Fransisco Navas Cobo (Houston Dynamo) 18 years old

Ethnic Diversity:

Samir Badr is the only Arab-American out of the 55
Bobby Wood is the only Asian-American out the 55
There are 20 players of African American descent or recent African immigrants
There are 10 players of Latin American Descent or born in Latin American immigrants
There are 23 players of White descent out of the 55

Overall : 1.8% Arab-American,1.8% Asian-American,36.3% African-American or African descent,18.1% Latino-American or Latino descent, and 41.8% White descent

Monday, March 22, 2010

Why England will flop again this summer in South Africa

Scared to play against England US fans?While it may be safe to say most (myself included) are very nervous to play England,I'm in no way scared to play England.Even under the great coaching of the Italian tactician Fabio Capello, I feel England will not be able to make it past the round of 16 in South Africa,and this is why:

Goalkeeping:The main problem for England,who haven't had a great goalkeeper since David Seaman (who still managed to make the mistake that knocked England out the 2002 World Cup)Who will it be?Green?Hart?James?Robinson?Foster?Kirkland?Americans everywhere are smiling knowing that England would do anything to have Brad Freidal or Tim Howard in goal for them this summer.

Defenders:Starting rick back for England will most likely be Liverpool defender Glen Johnson,who is very quick and great coming up and combining with teammates attacking up the field.However,his marking and tackling skills are limited,one smart off the ball run and you have a chance to be in on goal.The center of England's defense is plagued with injuries and a bit of controversy.John Terry has been stripped of his captaincy after the Wayne Bridge incident,while Rio Ferdinand and Ledley King have had their season destroyed by injuries.At left back Ashley Cole is out at the moment due to an ankle injury.England back-up left back Wayne Bridge quit the team,leaving the door open to Everton's Leighton Baines or Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock.While Cole should be back in time to start,his long term injury and also popstar Cheryl Cole finally calling it quits with him means he might not be one of the worlds best outside backs in South Africa.

Midfielders:England have so many well-known midielders,but being well-known won't always get the job done.On the right David Beckham won't be playing after suffering a long-term injury with Milan.Also,Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has picked up a pretty bad injury which is keeping him out of action for Spurs.Frank Lampard has had a decent season but has had better.The question that must be asked is who will play in the middle with him?The Gerrard-Lampard combination never ended up working out in the center of the field,and also you have Owen Hargreaves who has had another season decimated by injuries.Now for the left side,will it be Gerrard,who's team is struggling just to get into Europe?Joe Cole,who can barely get minutes for Chelsea?Or a surprise,such as Villa boys Ashley Young,James Milner or Stuart Downing?

Fowards:Wayne Rooney.The 2010 season has been his year,and is easily one of the worlds 5 best players,but will he be the next England start to pick-up a big injury right before an international tournament?Michael Owen has been ruled out due to another long term injury.Jermain Defoe has had a great year for Tottenham but just picked up a hamstring injury and will probably be starting on the bench,due to Capello loving a target foward starting,leaving it up to either Peter Crouch or Emile the selfless Emile Heskey.

Add more injuries,more drama off the field wth players like John Terry and Ashley Cole,the press saying "This is the best team since 66" and you have a recipe for disaster.What do I say?England will win there group then get shocked in the round of 16 by either Ghana or Serbia.

Mike Posner- You don't have to leave

If you haven't heard the name yet you will soon.The beat of the this song is amazing,I'm starting to dig his music,shout out to Rico for showing me him.

Monday, February 15, 2010

MLS Preview:Columbus Crew

Columbus are coming off a great season,however when playoffs began they were upset by Real Salt Lake and the great play of Robbie Findley and Javier Morales.The Crew finished the season first in MLS,so many people were when a team that barely snuck in the playoffs (and ended up winning MLS Cup) beat them in the second leg in Columbus.Columbus have had a decent offseason,picking up U.S U-20 and Rutgers standout midfielders Dilly Duka in the MLS Draft,and also picking up Colombian foward Sergio Herrera from Deportivo Cali.However,one loss going into the 2010 season for the Crew will be the loss of Venezuelan international foward Alejandro Moreno,the forward provided more than just goals,he also heckles defenders for 90 minutes and makes himself a pest.My prediction is Columbus will take first again in the east,and it will be up to these five factors if my prediction is right:

1.Can Guille still do it?-Each year he gets older but still leads this team perfectly by example.Expect Columbus to rest him a couple more games this year as his legs get tired more easily the older he gets.

2.Start the season running-Last season Columbus started the season awful,which almost led to Robert Warzycha getting fired.

3.Lenhart and Garey stepping up-Both fowards will be given more responsibity this year with Alejandro Moreno off to the Union.

4.The outside mids-Stacked with talented outside mids (Rogers,Ekpo,Gaven,Duka)Players like Emmanuel Ekpo will have to step it up ore if Rogers is away on international duty.(When Ekpo is on his game he is of the best wingers in MLS)

5.Chad Marshall-With Frankie Hejduk and Gino Padula getting older more goes on the shoulders of Chad Marshall,who is a great MLS defender but has had his struggles internationally with the U.S.

Kasabian Football Hero-Where the hell do you get this game?

This is straight up amazing.My favorite sport with one of my favorite bands?I like.

Taylor Twellman:The Forgotten One

Does that name ring a bell to anyone else?One of the most dangerous strikers in the history of MLS,the reason you haven't heard his name is because he has missed the last two years due to injury with the Revs.With recent injuries still hurting the U.S attack (Charlies Davies and Clint Dempsey) spots are up for grabs.I'm not saying Twellman is the man but if he gets healthy and starts scoring goals he should get a call-up.

If Connor Casey keeps on getting called up (with all respect to Casey) I think TT deserves a shot.Twellman has good pace,is great in the air for his heights,and a proven finisher.
If it's going to happen this is the year for Twellman,who will be 30 when the MLS season starts.For all we know,if he stayed healthy and MLS allowed him to go to Preston North End(English Championship side) he could have been tallying up tons of goals.Here's to you Taylor Twellman,you are not forgotten.Good luck in 2010.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

MLS Preview:Colorado Rapids

Garry Smith's team are coming off of a disappointing 2009 campaign,which saw the Rapids get 6th place in the Western Conference and not qualify for the playoffs.However,the Rapids have had a great offseason and made a great change with the Revs,getting midfielders Jeff Larentowicz and Well Thompson while sending inury-plagued defender Corey Gibbs,goalie Preston Burpo,a draft pick,and allocation money to the other way.Also good picks in the draft with former U.S U-20 international Andre Akpan and Cal State Northride standout defender Chad Borak give Rapids fans a good reason to be happy.The team is led up top by a mix of power and pace, with the strength and positioning of Connor Casey tallying up 16 goals last season,much due to the pacy off the ball running of strike partner Omar Cummings.Here are the 5 determining factors in where this team ends up in the 2010 season.

1.Will the injury plagued players get fit?-Foward Pat Noonan and Scottish winger Jamie Smith can provide a spark off the bench when fully fit.

2.The duo in the center of the park-Captain Pablo Mastreoni and Jeff Larentowicz will both have to dictate the game and provide charisma away from home to help take away points from tough games.

3.Colin Clark-One of the most underated players in MLS,the left winger has good pace and a great set of moves to leave defenders standing still.

4.Playing for the full 90 minutes-One of the downfalls of the Rapids last season was not playing until the end,which led to wins becoming draws and draws becoming losses.

5.Star Power-Who's turn is it to lead this squad?Connor Casey did last year with 16 goals,but I think this is the year of Omar Cummings.The quick foward is a constant threat up top with Casey.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Landon Donovan:All 42 U.S Goals

US all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan tearing it up,my favorite is either the third goal he scored vs. Ecuador or the goal where he dribbled Sanchez to make it dos a cero.Great Stuff.Shout out to Rob for the video.

Phoenix- "Everything is Everything"

Phoenix is a Grammy Award-winning French alternative rock band founded by Thomas Mars, Deck D'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz in the suburb of Versailles, in the same culture that produced late-'90s bands such as Air and Daft Punk.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MLS Preview:Chivas USA

The goats will be looking to build on last years campaign, which ended in the Quarterfinals at the hands of their rivals the Galaxy.The man in charge now is Martin Vasquez,who was Jurgen Klinsmann's assistant at Bayern Munich.Vasquez is taking over the team after Preki left the team by "mutual consent" and heading over to Toronto FC.Chivas USA come back with for the most part the same core of players,however with the retirement of Jesse Marsch(Now assistant of the National Team with former coach Bob Bradley) and losing Shavar Thomas to the new Philadelphia Union,there will be some holes to fill.Keeping Yamith Cuesta (Expresso Rojo),Maicon Santos (Bonsucesso),and Jesus Padilla (Chivas De Guadalajara)for next season though will be a big boost,with players like Ante Razov and Ante Jazic constantly plagued with injuries.Here are five keys determining the faith of this team.

1.Sacha Kljestan-The U.S international has had his ups and downs recently,it's time for Sacha K to be the full-time leader of this team.

2.Will the highly rated young players fulfill their potential?Chivas USA have some very young underated players such as Yamith Cuesta,Gerson Mayen,Michael Lahoud and recently invited to national team camp Justin Braun.

3.Zach Thorton-One year wonder?Big Zach Thorton was a huge reason this team played so well last year,now at age 36 can he still do it?

4.The former Mexican League players-On- loan Jesus Padilla,Mariano Trujilo,and Eduardo Lillingston all did well last year,but can they take it to the next level?

5.Third time a charm?-After two consecutive playoff appearences,Chivas USA lost both in the quaterfinals,First to Real Salt Lake,then last year to the L.A Galaxy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

MLS Preview:Chicago Fire

2010 will be a very interesting year for the Chicago Fire.Chris Rolfe (Aalborg) and Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz) will be huge losses for this offense,who never really lit the league up in scoring to begin with.However, signing Marco Pappa to a permanent deal,taking Polish left-back Krzystof Krol and Salvadorian international midfielder Juilo Martinez on loan for the season will help Section 8 and the rest of Chicago's fans sleep better at night.Mexican-born former El Salvador coach Carlos de los Cabo is the new man in charge,after Chicago fired Denis Hamlett after failing to make the MLS Cup.While Chicago has a good team,these are five questions that will determine where this team finishes:

1.Which Justin Mapp will we see this year?Will we see the one that tore Denmark apart,or the Mapp known around MLS as an overpaid player not making the most of his talent?

2.Can this team stay healthy?Last year Chicago was decimated all year with injuries all across the pitch.

3.The development of the youngsters- Patrick Nyarko,Baggio Husidic,Tim Ward and Corben Bone need to all have solid years if this team has a shot at the title.

4.Will Brian McBride stay healthy?If so,will he get the service he needs?

5.Can he do it at 34?Center-back C.J Brown is a Fire original and has been with the team for 12 years.This team will need his leadership and charisma.

"Sunny Days" By Kid British

Kid British are a British hip-hop band from Manchester,composed of Adio Marchant, James Mayer, Sean Mbaya, and Simeon Mclean.Adio is the only City fan in the group,while the rest of the boys support United.One of my favorite songs at the moment,check out Adio sneaking the Man City scarve in the video at 0:30 :D

'Sunny Days'

Kid British | MySpace Music Videos

Friday, February 5, 2010

Keano goes on loan to Celtic for rest of the season

Robbie Keane is finally after all the talk back with the team he supported as a boy,Celtic.Look at the reaction on this chilly night in Glasgow,thousands of fans piled to see the new signing.Keane takes the #7 (which makes all Celtic fans first say,"Henrik"!)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Beautiful Women:Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is a 20-year old foward for the US U-23 National team and for the University of California.Morgan was named to the United States U-20 women's national team that competed in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile, scoring a total of four goals in the tournament against France, Argentina, and North Korea; her last goal scored against North Korea was subsequently voted the best goal of the tournament.This girl is BEAUTIFUL.Best Looking girl ever in a U.S jersey.

The 10 Wishes of a U.S Soccer fan

Here are the ten wishes of a U.S Soccer fan,brought to you right on this gloomy Friday.The US square off against Honduras tomorrow at the HDC in Carson in the first U.S game in what seems like forever.

1.Robbie Findley steps up vs. Honduras- Findley is coming off a career year,being a threat all season long with MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake,the question now is can he score at the international level???

2.The young midfielders taking there game to the next level- Benny Feilhaber,Sacha Kljestan and Robbie Rogers have all showed the potential to be a vital part of the national team,now it's time to put the talent to use and break out.

3.CD9 and Gooch get fit before the World Cup-While Gooch will be fit he will still need to get playing time and regain form.CD9 has been making a great recovery so far since his tragic accident.

4.Jermaine Jones is not secretly John O'Brien- O'Brien was one of the best ever American field players until multiple injuries forced him to retire and give up on a very promising career.Let's hope Jones finally gets healed up and stays healthy.

5.Jozy starts scoring and hitting form- With some many people excited about Jozy's loan to Hull City,he hasn't managed to score a goal yet in league play.I hate to say it but somethings wrong if he's our best striker.Time to step it up Jozy.

6.LD Stays in Europe and playing well-Yes, your hearing this from a Galaxy fan.In my opinion,Donovan is the best field player in the history of U.S Soccer,he needs to show his talent week in and week out,he has no more competition in the MLS.

7.Carlos Bocanegra gets playing time SOMEWHERE.- I don't care if he stays at Rennes or ends up going to St. Ettiene (sell or loan),the guy just needs to play it's that simple....he's our captain.

8.DaMarcus Beasley finds his way into the Rangers line-up.-I don't care if your a jeweler now DaMarcus,we might actually need you in South Africa this year.Some Vintage Run DMB would be amazing.

9.Luis Gil has a future,please don't over-hype him.-We saw it with Freddy Adu,who was dubbed the next Pele.Gil's name has been thrown around the academies of Arsenal,Man City and Barcalona.Perhaps,the best thing that could happen would be Gil keeping a very low profile.

10.Finally,Bob Bradley WEAR A SUIT.-We need you looking like a professional coach of a national team!!!Sadly,this is much more of a dream than a wish.But seriously cmon Bob,Armani,Dolce and Gabbana,Ralph Lauren...do I have to go on???So many choices...just wear a suit please.

Wiz Khalifa's beats are sick backwards.

How epic is this???Khalifa is dope.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Anybody who thinks Soccer is not big in this country

I insist you watch this,I'm in there somewhere.EPIC.
I could watch this over and over.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Dizzee Rascal Freestyle

Dude is amazing.Obviously not huge here in the States,but probably my favorite current rapper.

The Old-Firm Derby:How to Celebrate a goal

Celtic striker Scott McDonald put Celtic ahead 1-0 at Parkhead vs. Rangers on Sunday.Mon the hoops!!!!!This is how you celebrate a goal.

A recap of 2008:US Soccer

Awesome video.