Originally Posted by Keano
Bernier deserves a call up from Stephen Hart. He's just dominant at times, and now has 5 goals and 5 assists.
I'd like to see him in camp, but I'm not so sure how far I'd take it. I thought he was playing unbelievably well for a while there, but I noticed he's had a fair amount of mistakes creep into his game at times. Giving away the ball at inopportune moments, rash challenges, etc... don't get me wrong, the 90% looks fantastic, it's the 10% that I worry about... especially in concacaf where it seems refs try to invent reasons to put us at a disadvantage.
Then again, if JDG can be average to below average for TFC every week and still get a call for the nats, I think Bernier deserves similar leeway considering he's playing much better at the club level.
Originally Posted by ag futbol
Colombus crew commentators last night called him and De Vaio "the two Italians" as they were sizing up the free kick near the end. Later, the commentatory called him De Vaio during the spot kick! Hilarous. They had no idea who this guy was!
I'd say he's been on a tear all right, and I'd put him on par with De Guz on his good National team games. He's playing very very well.
DeGuz on his great games though, there's no comparison. However, he is first choice cover for any of our central midfielders, DeGuz or Johnson.
Speaking of which, Dunfield has been preferred to deGuz lately. Does that reflect current levels of play? Surprises me.
Bernier is also adding a ton of heart to the IMPACT. I like Arnaud, but Bernier should be the captain of this outfit.
goalscoring and passing...sorely missing on our National team at the moment.
Originally Posted by Ruud
I wouldn't even put DeGuzman in the same sentence as Bernier. Bernier is showing passion, and a willingness to win games. Yesterday as skipper, he took the ball away from Di Vaio, and calmly converted a penalty.
I'd take the guy who's playing every game, contributing to his teams success, and opening eyes in MLS.