22 responses

  1. Soccer God Texas 915
    September 2, 2014

    Bench Warmer captain, why not guzan since his the future of the nats. Guzan for captain or even Gonzalez.

    • AC
      September 2, 2014

      Klinsmann has been known to be a good motivator. When Altidore was dropped from the squad a few years back during qualifiers, he came back extra motivated and performed better. This might be a way of keeping Altidore’s confidence high (as he also has almost 50 more caps than Guzan) by signifying his veteran presence to the young squad. Hopefully Altidore will come out on fire tomorrow.

      • Soccer God Texas 915
        September 2, 2014

        In 3 or 4 or 2 years, will see Altidore in MLS, just like bradley, in NYCFC or the re branded red bull ( Cosmos or MetroStars) :0

      • The Imperative Voice
        September 2, 2014

        Red Bull needs to be rebranded? The ultimate in marketing? HA.

        Red Bull’s corporate revenues and profits continue to go up, they own the stadium and the team, and the whole setup is basically advertising for them. I think they’d like to win it all, but that’s secondary to waving the logo around. As long as they make soft drink money why would they sell?

        Metrostars would be regression. Cosmos would be nostalgia. They have no reason to water down their branding by giving another logo room.

        The bigger threat is City steals thunder next year and fans lose interest. The threat is the future, not the past.

    • The Imperative Voice
      September 2, 2014

      I basically agree with you but I am sure the concept is he is a regular player — while Guzan is often called to sit — even if he drives the coach and fans nuts, and is stuck in a poor situation at Sunderland.

      • Will
        September 2, 2014

        The situation at Sunderland isn’t a Sunderland problem, it’s a Jozy problem. He’s horrible. Totally unqualified in anything close to competitive league. Making him captain is laughable.

  2. Consigliere
    September 2, 2014

    Gonzalez? How can he captain if he isn’t even on the roster?

    • Dinho
      September 2, 2014

      Can I have some of whatever you are smoking?

    • Soccer God Texas 915
      September 2, 2014

      For the future!!!!!

    • Josephnsantos
      September 2, 2014

      Good answer! He can honorary captain, staying in LA!

      Joe Santos, sr.

  3. leztb
    September 2, 2014

    Finally a Black man being captain of the NT

    j/k

    it’s a good honor for Jozy. 1st time he’ll captain as a starter right? Hope this motivates him to have a fantastic game with goals

    • John
      September 2, 2014

      He was captain for the last World Cup qualifier in Panama last year.

    • Joe Dirt
      September 2, 2014

      Not the first time bro. Demarcus Beasley was captain for 2013 Gold Cup and Kobi Jones of course if you go back that far.

  4. John
    September 2, 2014

    Michael Owen:

    “I bet Altidore is pinching himself. Can’t get a game for Sunderland yet now captain of the USMNT!”

    • John
      September 2, 2014

      Did he actually say that or is this a joke off his tweet about Hernandez?

      • Increase0
        September 2, 2014

        I know… of all people to mock others struggles playing in a foreign country. The dude lived in a hotel for 6th months because he couldn’t handle being in Spain. I imagine he didn’t say it.

  5. RK
    September 2, 2014

    Jozy better hope that Sunderland do not sign Jonas.

  6. bryan
    September 2, 2014

    makes sense, he has been captain before.

  7. Birgit Calhoun
    September 2, 2014

    I don’t mind his being captain. He is at least somewhat of a veteran. But I don’t see this squad winning with so little preparation time. Klinsmann has this thig set up to lose.

    • John
      September 2, 2014

      What else can Klinsmann do? He called in nearly everyone not in MLS. MLS doesn’t want to respect the international break, so that’s the team.

      • Increase0
        September 2, 2014

        She not wrong. We are set up to lose but you are also right. This is the team and its better this way. Some of these young guys have to come good or it doesnt matter what JK does. We might as well get them in the system now.

  8. 443
    September 2, 2014

    Jozy has over 70 caps. With that line-up, he was the obvious choice though Guzan will more than likely be vice captain for the match

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