I figured this would be the easiest way to compile a list of potential inagural class candidates. The 190 comment thread would be a difficult place to keep track, so here we can be a little more organized. Make suggestions and I'll add them to the lists. Since this is just a way to keep track of potential candidates, feel free to throw out some "maybes." Mods, feel free to edit the OP accordingly.
This may also help keep that initial thread focused on the manner in which people are elected, etc. Without further adieu...
|Van Bergen, Ryan||2011|
|Van Bergen, Ryan||Football|
The USMNT has a friendly in Genoa against Italy @ 2:30 PM ET on ESPN2, ESPN3 & Galavision. Italy is #8, US #31 in the 2/15 FIFA Ranking.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
Shea was training with the U-23, but was called up with Kljestan because these withdrawals: Tim Chandler (left hamstring strain); Landon Donovan (bronchitis); Jose Torres (right hamstring strain).
The U-23 Men are hosting Mexico in FC Dallas Stadium @ 10 PM ET on Univision. A friendly tune-up before Olympic qualifying starts on 3/22 in Nashville.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (7): Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Ike Opara (San Jose Earthquakes), Kofi Sarkodie (Houston Dynamo), Zarek Valentin (Montreal Impact), Jorge Villafaña (Chivas USA)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Gent), Dilly Duka (Columbus Crew), Jared Jeffrey (Mainz), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union), Michael Stephens (LA Galaxy)
FORWARDS (7): Freddy Adu (Philadelphia Union), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Tony Taylor (Estoril Praia)
The USWNT is in the Algarve Cup pursuing their ninth crown. Denmark is up first at 12 PM ET.
None of the games will be televised - there will be MatchTrackers on USSoccer.com. Next opponent is Norway on F 3/2 @ 10 AM ET, then Japan on M 3/5 @ 9:10 AM ET. W 3/7 opponent TBD.
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Hope Solo, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Ashlyn Harris
DEFENDERS (9): 2-Heather Mitts, 3-Christie Rampone, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Amy LePeilbet, 14-Stephanie Cox, 19-Rachel Buehler, 22-Whitney Engen, 23-Meghan Klingenberg
MIDFIELDERS (7): 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Lori Lindsey, 17-Tobin Heath
FORWARDS (4): 11-Sydney Leroux, 12-Lauren Cheney, 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach
It's a slow, mid-February Thursday, and I thought the fine fellow members of this site would enjoy a video that I find quite funny as well.
I don't know how to embed, so my apologies for that.
On a cold Saturday afternoon in FC Dallas Stadium, the USWNT hosted New Zealand for a friendly. The lovely, the talented Alex Morgan drew an early penalty shot, but Abby Wambach hit the post. NZ got Hannah Wilkinson in behind the D, but she shot over the goal.
Early in the 2nd half, LB Kelley O'Hara sent a horrible backpass to the box, too far up for G Nicole Barnhart (planned sub for Hope Solo) to get to it, and Wilkinson pounced on it for the 1-0 lead.
Alex Morgan did her late-game heroics thing again, scoring on headers in the 88th and 93rd minutes for the win.
Christie Rampone became the 4th player to earn her 250th cap for the USWNT. (Kristine Lilly, 352, Mia Hamm, 275, Julie Foudy, 271.)
Alex Morgan rocks!
Next up: the Algarve Cup starts 2/29. The US is in Group B with Denmark, Norway and Japan. Group A is Germany, Sweden, China, Iceland. Top three teams from each group play for the championship, 3rd and 5th places. 4th place teams play the top two of Group C (Portugal, Irleand, Wales, Hungary) for 7th and 9th, and the bottom teams of C face each other for 11th.
The USWNT faces Canada in Vancouver in the final of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. More for bragging rights and going out with a win, as both teams qualified for London by winning their semifinal matches.
TV: NBCS (fka Versus), 8PM ET
Streams: universalsports.com and concacaf.com
Universalsports.com also has full replays.
After knoshing on snacky cakes Dominican Republic (14-0 highlights) and Guatemala (13-0 highlights), the US got some payback against Mexica (4-0 highlights), which had put them into playoffs against Italy to qualify for the last World Cup.
Winning their group put them into the semis against Costa Rica, and facing a London-or-bust game, they looked a bit nervous. It took them till the 16' to score their first goal, and it wasn't until the 72' that they got their second. (3-0 highlights)
Notables: Amy Rodriguez scored five goals as a second-half sub against the Domincan Repbulic, tying the US game record shared by Brandi Chastain, Michelle Akers, Tiffeny Milbrett and Abby Wambach. Then against Guatemala, Sydney Leroux did the same thing. Carli Lloyd got a hat trick against Mexico.
14 goals against the Dominican Republic set the WNT record, and the first goal at 37 sec is probably the fastest in US history.
Unfortunately in that first game, right back Ali Krieger went down with a knee injury after a brutal tackle(torn ACL and MCL). She will likely miss the London Olympics, which starts in six months. Heather Mitts subbed for her in that game. Becky Sauerbrunn got the start the next two, and Kelley O'Hara against Costa Rica.
Well, the Red Wings didn't show up for the first period, so I'm firing up ESPN3 for the US Men's National Team @ Panama.
It's also on Galavision.