WDWBurghGooner wrote: I'm not a big fan of the U.S.'s roster for the Gold Cup. Being in the seeded pot for the WC is extremely important. I think winning the Gold Cup and drawing away and beating Mexico at home in WCQ's gives us a chance to be in the seeded pot. If Mexico is bringing their B squad as well then it makes more sense.
I think Mexico is bringing a B squad as well, since they had the Confed Cup and World Cup qualifiers. In any case, I don't think the US has any hope of getting seeded for the WC. I don't even know if FIFA uses their rankings to determine the seeds, but US is currently #28. They'll go up a bit next month based on their recent qualifier wins, but I don't see how they get anywhere near the top 8.
That said, I like the US roster well enough. They have some vets to look at to see if they can still be of use (e.g. Donovan, Onyewu, Holden), and some younger guys who have been on the fringes and might be ready to contribute more regularly (e.g. Gatt, Diskerud, Corona).