Originally Posted by RedTeamGo!
What players from the B squad deserve consideration for the WC squad?
Donovan - obviously
Beasley - I was pleasantly surprised by his defense, but it is possible he would get ripped apart by european and south american talent.
Diskerud - Really enjoyed his abilities in the middle of the field and seems like a sharp passer.
Goodson - Solid defender
Brek Shea - Like his size and strength, able to physically dominate smaller defenders. Can be inconsistent. Good player to come off the bench and play physical against tired defenders.
I feel like Beasley will lose out on a spot as Donovan moves into the starting XI and pushes Fabian Johnson to left back. I think Beasley played well in this tournament, but I agree that he'd get exposed against better competition.
I think Brek Shea is an interesting case -- he's raw, but I agree with the assessment that he has the potential to be dynamic off the bench due to his combination of size and speed. The main problem with Shea is that, unless things change dramatically, he just doesn't get enough PT w/ Stoke City to develop and keep his game sharp. I don't know that he'll be in a position to contribute in Summer 2014 after riding the pine for a full season in England.