The latest Men's National Soccer Team roster was recently posted and one of the names listed that came as a surprise to most people was Sporting Kansas City's Striker Teal Bunbury.
My first reaction was that is awesome and he deserves another chance at it and what could be better for his confidence right now then something like this. Most people's first reactions were that of surprise followed by congratulating him. I can easily see how most people are surprised that he got called up based off how he had kind of been playing, but I also think they failed to remember that this team is going to be changing a ton in the next 3 or so years. With Jürgen at the helm now he probably wants to check out every person that Bob Bradley has recently used despite their current form because it is not like Bradley was a freaking idiot or something. Hence the recent call up of Teal Bunbury.
Everybody should also view this an excellent training experience for Teal because how often do you get to train with a coach that has not only played on a national team but has coached a national soccer team in a World Cup and did well. Yes Germany didn't win the 2006 World Cup but when was the last time USA did that well?
In my opinion I think Teal has actually been playing pretty well. Yeah it might not be as good as he has been but for the most part his form has looked pretty good. The main problem that be has been having and naturally the main thing that people look at when it comes to strikers is how many goals have they scored. Yes obviously scoring is what wins games and that is jus what everybody looks at but you have to look at other things that he provides for the team and that is the chances that gives the rest of the team so many of the goals they have scored and obviously if he is driving at the goal and holding onto the ball then that is less time that the over team has the ball and could potentially beat Sporting KC.
Having him get more goals would be nice though for Sporting seeing that they have been beaten twice recently after having the game seemingly won.