Earlier we gave you a look at some instant reactions from some of those in the public eye. The theme revolves around the defense and many are still questioning the injuries of Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams, Edgar Castillo, and Jose Torres. There was seemingly positive news regarding these players, but these injuries caused the roster release to be later than expected. Tweets are still coming in, but here are some more we would like to highlight after a couple hours to digest the squad.
— Katie Weaver (@kwittgens) March 18, 2013
I’m in roster shock. #usmnt
— Annie (@anniemariedolan) March 18, 2013
— Thomas Avery (@ThomasAvery) March 18, 2013
I’m so over Klinsmann … Bring back coach sweatpants! #usmnt
— Dubes(@mdubes77) March 18, 2013
Yes this is the reaction right now. There are a lot of unknowns and not a lot of international matches to go around. DaMarcus Beasley is the elder statesman with 97 caps followed by Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley. Many guess that Bradley may get the armband, which would also be something new for the team. With vital points on the line after losing the opening match in the hex, one can understand the roster shock. Still some are wondering if this is overreaction.
— Es Oh R Tee Oh(@R1GSVIIIVIII) March 18, 2013
There is also the positive spin on the roster.
gutsy selections by klinsmann… big week ahead. #usmnt
— Ernie Chan (@ernie_chan) March 18, 2013
With any roster there will be a question of why certain players didn’t make it. This roster is dominated by injury storylines, so there are not too many questioning healthy players that were left off. You can always find them though.
— T.J. $chmock (@tjschmock) March 18, 2013
Despite this reaction and the, most likely, negative tone that will be seen leading up to Friday, some are looking ahead to tactical aspects of the match against Costa Rica.
I would not totally oppose playing Edu at CB with a Shea-Edu-Gonzalez-Cameron in the back. #USMNT
— Mind of Abram (@MindOfAbram) March 18, 2013
The yellow card situation could be a major story heading into the match in Mexico against El Tri. The starting back four will be the biggest talking point this week. Geoff Camerion at right back makes sense given that he has been playing their for Stoke City. Maurice Edu played center back under Jurgen Klinsmann before. It could be a rocky ride through the rest of the week. For those in attendance at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, remember to bundle up.
— AO Denver (@AODenver) March 18, 2013