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Big names out of US team

International Cup 2008US Revolution Coach Rob Oliver today confirmed squad changes to the one originally selected earlier in the year. Out of the squad are James Brunmeier, JJ Cisneros, Mike Levalley and Mike Busse who are all injured, and Jarrod Brunmeier who is unavailable due to other commitments. “We will miss these players and thank them for their efforts over the past years as valuable and enthusiastic members of the Revolution squad. We wish them well in their recoveries and hope that they will get the chance to represent the USA again.” It is of course inevitable when choosing a large squad so far out that some changes will have to be made due to injury in a serious contact sport. We believe that James Brunmeier was injured quite badly while playing football in Western Australia, and was only a slight chance to see any football at the end of the season.

Those out of the squad have been replaced by Josh Loring and Jeff Persson from the alternates list plus former Revolution representatives from the 2002 International Cup BJ Gambaro, Jay Mueller and Jason Becker (Gambaro and Mueller also played in the 2005 IC) whose experience will help to cover the losses from the squad. Oliver was upbeat about the inclusions adding “we are a team and this gives the opportunity to players picked as alternates to come into the team and grab their chance.”
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Big names out of US team
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, August 19 2008 @ 04:08 pm ACST

A real shame for the US. On paper weakens them a little, but they do have greater depth than many other countries, as evidenced by the fact that they can draw on former national players to slip in relatively seamlessly. Would've been good to see how much James Brunmeier had progressed since spending time in Australia though.

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Big names out of US team
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Wednesday, August 20 2008 @ 01:33 pm ACST

Some of the inclusions would have been pretty painless. A bit closer look at the "ins" and you see Jay Mueller who I believe lives in Melbourne, Becker was listed as assistant coach (so would have been with the squad anyway) and Gambaro was listed as one of two Team Managers (who also would have been with the squad). Wouldn't suprise me if they didnt play unless they needed someone for a particular job (I think Mueller and BJ are ruckmen). But does give them the option if needed.