Saturday, May 06, 2006

And, starting...

One of the battles on this summer's US team is that for the "other" centerback position (assuming that Onyewu has the other).
It's between Eddie Pope and Cory Gibbs. At their best, both are solid players; but I doubt either will be peaking come mid-June. Eddie was one of the US's best players in 2002, but he's gotten a step slower, and has had some recent troubles. Gibbs got injured last summer, and is still playing himself back into health. It's the eternal battle between smarts and experience (Pope) versus youth and athleticism (Giibs). I don't even think Bruce knows who he'll pick - might depend on their performances in training camp, and who the opponent is.