March 21, 2013
NO PROBLEM AT ALL
Meola: Guzan should do only excellent in goal
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan is approaching to start for a United States in a subsequent dual World Cup qualifiers and former U.S. general screw Tony Meola could not consider of anyone some-more suitable to male a net.
Guzan should get a call for Friday night’s qualifier opposite Costa Rica in Commerce City, Colo. in a arise of No. 1 Tim Howard being suspended from movement after violation some skeleton in his back.
“I consider we’re going to be OK,” Moela pronounced in a new interview. “When you’re a backup — and I’ve been in both positions — and we consider Brad Guzan understands that’s partial of his job. That’s partial of what he needs to be prepared for. This is a small bit opposite with a inhabitant group since a not a coax of a impulse thing that someone got harm 10 mins into a game. He’s got time to prepared himself mentally and be physically prepared to go. we don’t know if we’re going to skip a kick in that position.”
Guzan has backstopped Aston Villa this deteriorate and a English Premier League side has constructed some of a lowest and porous defensive opening this season. Usually a repairs has been finished in front of Guzan.
“I don’t consider you’ll see a dump off,” Meola said. “I consider you’ll see a rallying cry around Brad. though we don’t consider anyone in that locker room thinks there’s going to be a drop in a movement in that position. Quite honestly, it’s not a position that we wish to be depending on right now entrance home opposite Costa Rica.”
In fact, Meola felt Guzan deserved to have seen some-more movement during new general friendlies, including a 1-0 win in Russia late final year.
“When he didn’t play opposite Russia, a garland of us were surprised,” he said. “It was a large diversion in Russia, though it was a diversion that we could have gotten some knowledge for Brad. we pronounced we was repelled that Tim Howard played in that diversion only since we suspicion it was a diversion that set adult unequivocally good for Brad to play.”
Guzan’s deputy? That would be Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando.
“Personally, it would have Nick Rimando,” Meola pronounced before a USA register was unveiled. “He is a many experienced. It would be Nick Rimando for me today. Six months it would be a opposite story. You consider about guys who have experience, guys who have been around a program, guys who have played in big, large games, Nick Rimando fits a check right now.”
Like Guzan, Meola has been there before himself when he was called in for a critical qualifier opposite Barbados in Oct 2000 in a arise of injuries to Kasey Keller and Brad Friedel.
The U.S., that indispensable a win to advance, available a 4-0 victory. Meola was a ideal fit since he had played for afterwards USA conduct manager Bruce Arena before during a University of Virginia. Besides, Meola was in a midst of a career year with a Kansas City Wizards, en track to MLS MVP honors and an MLS Cup.
“Bruce called me and it was a knockout game,” Meola said. “The guys in front of me were injured. we was personification unequivocally well. The unfolding was a small bit different, for sure.”
Meola is in Commerce City, operative with Allstate, putting on a warn soccer hospital in that he and Allstate will give a girl group rigging and tickets to Friday’s World Cup qualifier.