With yesterday’s news that Tim Howard is taking a year off from the USMNT, it is pretty clear that Brad Guzan and Nick Rimando are the top two guys at the moment. But who would you like to see as the #3 goalkeeper?
I think it should be Clark but I think Klinsmann will make Hamid or Johnson #3 (I voted for Hamid).
At this point it doesn’t matter if it’s Clark, Hamid, or Johnson. All are pretty much even as GK’s. Except Hamid is younger than Clark or Johnson. I would be fine with all 3. But I voted for Hamid because I think he has the most upside of the three.
What I find funny is how many people are voting for a GK that plays on a U-21 team, and still has a few years to go to be a first choice Keeper for any team.
Can someone explain to me why David Yelldell never gets a mention/look?
Is Rimando still in the mix? Is he considered to be a contender for 2018? I thought that this summer was his gold watch. Otherwise none of them blow my shirt up, but let’s see where Cropper winds up (can’t see him with a future at Southampton now).
I voted for Sean Johnson because I think with Klinsmann it’s a battle between Bill Hamid and him. I think he’s slightly ahead of Hamid, but personally I agree with Howie and think Steve Clark should get a shot. I’ve been paying close attention to him this season and he’s been very good.
wdh, I’ve had the same question for over a year now. But…it’s useless. No idea why Yelldell can’t get a look.
Honestly though, the GKer of the future is Kempin at Sporting KC
David Yelldell isn’t good enough. If you’re good enough to start for the USMNT someday, you wouldn’t be a 32-year old backup at Leverkusen (all due respect to leverkusen). If he’s not good enough to someday start for us, theres no point at all in having him in camp.
I’m surprised to see all the votes for cropper. like darkside said, dude is a u-21 player. He has upside, but there are a lot of great academy keepers who don’t make it. I agree with Jim that his future probably lays outside of Soton so we have to watch where he lands.
Hamid is special. He still needs to develop and work on his distribution. He can long kick the ball as far as anyone but his throws can be subject.
He still has a long road to being on Brad Guzan level. Keep in mind Guzan sat on the bench for 3 years in the EPL. Wouldn’t be shocked if he same happens to Johnson or Hamid if they move to the EPL.
I think this is Hamid’s last year with DC United but I’m not sure.
Yelldell is sitting on the bench, sure, but he’s sitting on the bench of one of the better known clubs in the world. Would love to see him move to MLS, actually.
Steve Clark, Bill Hamid, Sean Johnson, and Zac McMath should all be WAY ahead of Cody Cropper right now.
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