has sunil gulati in his sights
- Dec 15, 2002
Justen Glad didn't make the provisional roster!Trusty & Glad have earned their spot, so it’s not fair to bump them. Young guys who earn a call up need to get it.
Wicky has been rolling Pineda out as the more defensive of the double pivot with Medran in most matches, so it’s hard to say Pineda has earned a spot at CB. He’s kind of a tweener now - CB/DM - but needs to settle into a permanent role in order to continue developing.
I might have called him in over CCV or EPB given that both those guys will be back to Europe during the tournament and will likely been searching out new loan destinations, too.
Mostly, just disappointed that Pineda got a long look in camps this winter and spring, but Berhalter passed him over this time. I’m being a homer.
(It's funny that you made this mistake, because 30 mins ago I did the exact same thing. That Glad is uncapped is my personal Mandela Effect. I feel like I've seen him play in a January camp friendly.)
I'm rather surprised that Luca de la Torre didn't make the roster, though perhaps that decision was due to club considerations.