IC11 Squad - Can the Revolution wind back the clock?

Wednesday, July 27 2011 @ 08:09 pm ACST

Contributed by: Brett Northey

The United States' national squad is headed for Australia determined to break back into the top 4 after slipping out in 2008. The squad features plenty of familiar names from past Revolution campaigns, as well as new talent.

The oldest player is Minnesota's Jason Becker at 43, no doubt a key factor in his longevity being his height at 196 cm (6'5") in a relatively short US squad (by American standards) that has only one other major tall in LA's Bryan Dragus at 198 cm (6'6"). The average height is still a very respectable 183 cm (6 foot).

The average age is a mature 29. The youngest players are 23 year olds Ryan Sutherland, also from Minnesota, and Eric Floyd from Louisville. That's a sign of the Americans' major strength and weakness - it generally serves up a tough, physical brand of footy with mature bodies, but a widespread junior program still eludes them which means there aren't the numbers of exciting youth coming through that we see amongst their rivals in the top echelons of international footy. As such expect a very honest effort but the pace might be too hot at the pointy end.

 



2011 AFL International Cup - USA Revolution squad

Coach: Matthew Bishop
Assistants: Jason Becker, Denis Ryan

No. Name Club D.O.B. Height (cm) Weight (kg)
1 Jacob Moyer Baltimore Washington Eagles 27/12/1981 173 69
2 Ryan McGettigan Philadelphia Hawks 23/01/1984 180 84
3 Brandon Blankenship San Diego Lions 2/02/1981 183 77
4 Andy Vanica Denver Bulldogs 4/03/1978 172.5 73.5
5 Paul Duncan North Carolina Tigers 25/11/1984 188 86
6 Adonias Lucero San Diego Lions 7/04/1970 188 102
7 Jon Loring Philadelphia Hawks 2/02/1978 183 75
8 Dan Sarbacker Milwaukee Bombers 16/06/1979 178 72
9 Jesse Leos Austin Crows 25/09/1986 178 79
10 Melvin Chen Golden Gate Roos 31/12/1981 175 79.5
11 Chris Candelaria Denver Bulldogs 5/04/1978 183 81.5
12 Brent Mergen Minnesota Freeze 14/05/1986 188 86
13 Saleh Tyebjee Golden Gate Roos 22/04/1985 188 79.5
14 Patrick Miller Philadelphia Hawks 12/12/1980 183 92
15 Kyle Johnson Golden Gate Roos 19/04/1987 185 82
16 Andrew Werner Minnesota Freeze 28/02/1986 188 87.5
17 Andrew Price Louisville Kings 4/11/1986 185 93
17 Eric Floyd Louisville Kings 26/02/1988 183 83.5
18 Bryan Dragus Los Angeles Dragons 6/10/1985 198 92
19 Ryan Sutherland Minnesota Freeze 19/07/1988 172 79
20 Zach Weaver Minnesota Freeze 27/01/1986 188 84
21 Luke Nemeth Nashville Kangaroos 14/11/1977 185 87
22 Justin Valley San Diego Lions 20/03/1982 185 106
23 Noor Jehangir Austin Crows 16/08/1985 173 77
25 Richard Wheelock Baltimore Washington Eagles 15/12/1979 180 87
27 Jason Becker Minnesota Freeze 26/05/1968 196 91
28 Brandon Bludau Baltimore Washington Eagles 22/08/1983 183 84
29 Jason Newquist Denver Bulldogs 5/04/1983 188 91
42 Matthew Jagger St. Louis Blues 6/09/1977 187 95
44 Steve Fashant Minnesota Freeze 12/07/1987 183 84
83 Ryan Kastl Seattle Grizzlies 29/12/1983 185 84

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