As you may imagine the topic of the day on social media after Jurgen Klinsmann released the roster for Wednesday’s friendly was Timmy Chandler. Although Jozy Altidore and Juan Agudelo were recalled and many youngsters were added, Chandler’s waffling on his international commitment has left many skeptical. Chandler shared some convincing words regarding his allegiance to the National Team.
I understand that a lot of people in the USA may be unsure. All I can say is that I am clear in my head about the commitment moving forward. This was about me being ready to accept the responsibility of being a part of the national team and everything that goes with it, and now I am ready. I hope I will get chances in the future. I am in 1,000 percent.
Actions speak louder than words so his play at right back could erase all doubt. For now, here is what people are saying.
I seem to recall Chandler saying he was on board with #usmnt a year ago. Could be wrong though.
— Chris N (@darthchris4) November 12, 2012
you know, it’s a good thing Timmy Chandler doens’t have twitter.Poor guy would never stop crying#USMNT
— PatrickSBrown (@PatrickSBrown) November 12, 2012
Mr. Brown may be right, but I am sure Chandler has gotten wind of the criticism he is receiving from fans. Do you think any of the other players would tell him what
people are saying? I doubt it. Not under Klinsmann’s watch.
The young players that were part of the under achieving under-23 team last summer are getting some attention. Josh Gatt may be leading the back, and although injuries have kept him out of the Olympic camp and one other National Team camp, he is the leader of a true second team that Klinsmann has felt necessary for Gold Cup matches.
— John Pollock (@thejohnpollock) November 12, 2012
Congrats on the league title and call up. Cant wait to get that 2014 #USMNT Gatt kit.Good luck in training and the rest of Euros!
— Jordan Jones (@jfly615) November 12, 2012
There does not seem to be a lot of discussion around players that were not called in. Some of those players just finished up a long Major League Soccer season or have issues with their club that needed sorted out. The roster has seemed to bring cautious optimism to U.S. fans. Of course, there are always a few concerns.
— Hashtag Beastmode (@hashtgbeastmode) November 12, 2012
I guess it’s possible that Jermaine Jones is awesome but I’m simply too stupid to see it. #usmnt
— Ted Bajek (@TedBajek) November 12, 2012
He said it, not me. What do you think of the roster?