Re: United States Men's National Team --- World Cup 2010 South Africa
Originally Posted by Betterread
Pirlo had a great 2006 WC but he's past his prime. You like DeRossi as a replacement. Interesting. I'm a Roma fan and DeRossi showed creative midfield ability enough to hope for more... but he was very inconsistent this year. Pizarro was their top midfielder - he passed more accurately, he controlled tempo much better and was more disciplined.
Giovinco could have helped but was not selected.
Giovinco was injured and didn't play much this year. He's not in form.
DeRossi is tireless. He had to play a defensive midfield role all too often to cover the suspect Roma defense. Many Italians I know are not thrilled with this squad, either.
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