Tuesday, November 10, 2009

News Watch: US National Team Names Roster for Slovakia Friendly and FRANKIE is On Board!!!

USMNT Coach Bob Bradley announced his squad for Saturday's upcoming international friendly against World Cup qualifiers, Slovakia. The game is at 9am CT on Fox Soccer Channel.

Major League Soccer is represented well, although missing heavy hitters Landon Donovan, Stu Holden, and Brian Ching because their clubs are still competing for the MLS Cup in the playoffs. More important that all of that COMBINED is the inclusion of one very special man:

Mr. Frankie Hejduk!!!!!!!

Look at that intensity, that focus, that hair!

Frankie, despite some up and down play in the MLS playoffs is going to get another solid look from Bradley heading into the crucial run up to the 2010 World Cup. The FBM is keeping their collective fingers crossed that coach sees the value in keeping veteran leadership around in the squad for South Africa.

We had hoped that Mr. Hejduk would give us a call immediately after the Columbus Crew's tough loss to Real Salt Lake in the playoffs, but we understand that the healing process is a long one. Now with his Eurotrip book it looks like our "Recruit Frankie" drive has a little more time to collect signatures. Your's could be next!!!

We'll announce our own details for where the FBM is going to be on game day later this week.


  1. FBM Watch Party:

    Which friendly: Slovakia
    What time: 9:00 am CST
    Where: Sweetwater Bar and Grill, St. Paul, MN
    Map link/Yelp link: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=sweetwaters+st.+paul&fb=1&gl=us&hq=sweetwaters&hnear=st.+paul&cid=10824949552466756847
    Cost: (if any): Just money for beer
    Other/Summary: Must be 21, must ask bartender for the 2 for 1 tap beer special to get it

  2. About above watch party, bring some newbies and find me (2006 McBride jersey) and I'll buy them a drink.


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