Who will it be?

Today’s a big day for American soccer fans, though you wouldn’t know it based on national media coverage.

So consider this post one of the few out there that, for today at least, is Brett Favre free.

The U.S. Olympic soccer team will be announced today, leaving lots of speculation as to just which players will make up the roster. It’s worth noting that, aside from three overage players that teams are allowed to bring, this is an under-23 tournament. (FIFA wanted to make sure it didn’t compete with the World Cup.)

And with CONCACAF qualifying for the aforementioned World Cup getting under way at about the same time the Olympic competition will run, big names like Landon Donovan and DeMarcus Beasley won’t be in China for the games.

Ives Galarcep, ESPN soccer writer and founder of Soccer By Ives (an awesome Web site), took his shot at the squad here.

My guess is that he’s right. Personally, I’d like to see Guzan head on over to Aston Villa to try to lock down a starting gig in the Premiership. That way, someone like Marcus Hahnemann (Reading) or even Kasey Keller could stand between the pipes for the U.S.

With the teams that Brazil and Argentina are sending to the games, we’re likely playing for the bronze medal anyway. But at least it will be a fun ride.


One Response to “Who will it be?”

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