Originally Posted by Craftsy21
Originally Posted by Smokey1212
Can someone please tell me what the deal is with E. Buddle? Sounds like ya'll are all up on him, but I'm not a big MLS follower so I've never actually seen him play. What's his style, speed guy, control guy, etc?
Hopin Feilhaber breaks the starting lineup. Love the way that dude plays when he's on.
This is a pretty good summary of what he's doing lately
He scored two hat tricks: one in Week 8 against FC Dallas and one in Week 12 against the San Jose Earthquakes, winning the MLS Player of the Week in both weeks. After his second hat trick, teammate David Beckham commented, "Edson is an individual who is getting better at the game. He's proved that tonight." After scoring his ninth goal against the Columbus Crew on June 22, 2008, coach Ruud Gullit said he had become a "true professional" and that he was "very pleased" with him.ESPN's
Andrea Canales noted that Buddle had once suffered from a reputation of
being "maddeningly lazy at times, giving up on passes that didn't fall
in his striking-sweet zone," but that he had improved due to guidance
from Beckham and an improved self-confidence as he scored more goals. MLS Extratime's Shep Messing
said, "I don't think there's a better tandem up top than Landon Donovan
and Edson Buddle...They complement each other. They don't take away
each other's space, making it better for each other."
Buddle has recently been linked with a short term loan deal away from Los Angeles Galaxy. Blackburn Rovers have reportedly shown interest in bring him to the Premier League.
He's definitely gotten hot recently. Still, he has very little international experience - will be interesting to see what he can show in camp. He has only one cap with the senior squad and it was in 2003.
Would be a pretty incredible turn of events if he made the squad and was able to produce anything for us, I'm rooting for him - because frankly like most I don't like Ching or EJ, and I have no faith in Findley or Gomez to provide much.
My 7 cuts would be:
Gomez, Findley, Beasley, Edu, Bedoya, Pearce... and last is a toss-up for me. I'm okay with all the mids and forwards after those are removed, and i'd hate to remove another defensemen leaving us with just 7 to travel. So I'd probably have to get rid of either Sacha, Benny, or Robbie.. and out of those three Robbie is my favorite, but probably the odd man out. I'd personally get rid of Sacha I guess, but it's a tough call.
Good lookin out man. Interested to see how he fairs. We def need someone to pair with Jozy and CD9 and him seemed to play nicely together. Good to hear Buddle and Landon have some chem though.
Italy left Luca Toni and Totti off...man. I'm not surprised by Rhonaldinho being left, but Adriano wrecks the WC, Dunga is gonna regret that. Bassong and Gomes being invited by Cameroon and Brazil