Edson Buddle: heading to the World Cup? (AP Photo).
Should in form Galaxy striker Edson Buddle be given a chance to make Bob Bradley’s World Cup squad?
What about former Galaxy striker Herculez Gomez, who is tied for the scoring lead in Mexico?
Hercules Gomez, left, made his Puebla debut in Carson during InterLiga against Monterrey in January. (AP Photo)
Read the column.
Then take the poll:
Feel free to explain the reasoning behind your vote.
More from Gomez here.
And let’s do a little video review:
Buddle 2 Real Salt Lake 1 Saturday in Carson:
And here’s a recap of the goals of Herculez Gomez in Mexico:
True Locker Room Reaction #1 (and a correction)
Funny thing. When I asked Landon Donovan after last weekend’s game about how an in form (or recently discovered) player coming from out of the blue to claim a World Cup spot can affect the national team I mentioned the experience of David Regis in 1998. Donovan corrected me, saying that occurred in 2002 (I just listened to the recording again).
I was pretty sure Donovan was wrong, but thought it prudent to check. So I did. He was wrong. It was 1998 when Coach Steve Sampson discovered Regis and drafted him in at the expense of Jeff Agoos. (Regis also made the 2002 squad, but didn’t play). So then I wrote the column and inexplicably wrote 2002 instead of 1998. Go figure.
Thanks to alert reader Taylor Canel for pointing out the error/typo.
True Locker Room Reaction #2
Which reminded me that I asked Buddle after his two-goal performance what the first thing was Bruce Arena said to him after the game, expecting it to be some recognition of his scoring streak. Buddle replied that Arena told him he was fined $100 for missing the post-game meeting in the locker room. Buddle was signing autographs for the crowd. That will keep you grounded.