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Although I think DaMarcus Beasley is a player with the tools to be a top contributor for the US National Team, I would not say that his recent form means that he should have an automatic place back in the US National Team. Beasley needs to show consistent form for a longer period of time and needs to show that he can perform on the international stage. Beasley has only been playing against fairly weak opposition in Scotland. I think he needs to be called into the US National Team for the Honduras friendly, even though he isn’t on the training squad. If he lights it up in that game, then I would consider him to have earned a spot back onto the team.

He still shouldn’t be a starter until he has proven himself against tougher opposition. The March friendly against Holland ought to be a tough enough test. If Beasley is still performing well in Scotland or for any other club he moves to in the January transfer window, then he should get a chance against Holland. If he performs ok against Holland and doesn’t make any major mistakes like in the Confederations Cup, then I would pen him in as a starter. I thought it was a little ridiculous that on soccerbyives.net they were claiming that Beasley was back and should be back in the US National Team as a starter. I want Beasley to succeed, and I think he has the tools to be a star caliber player, however, he needs to consistently live up to expectations before he should have a shot on the US National Team.


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Welcome back, DaMarcus Beasley.

After months of languishing on Rangers’ bench in the Scottish Premier League (and a brutal Confederations Cup), Beasley has drawn everyone’s eyes with his last week of play. On Tuesday, he scored a sweet goal in a 3-0 win over Dundee United that was his first league goal in a year and a half. That followed two other matches in which he had two assists and set up a third.

Andrew mentioned Beasley’s form in his look at the U.S. youth national teams, but after Tuesday’s beautiful goal, Beasley deserves some more props. Is he back? Did the U.S. national team just pick up another (forgotten/lost/broken/unexpected) weapon who could indirectly replace the injured Charlie Davies at the World Cup?


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