A Ryder Cup for soccer?

1024px-RyderCupLogo.svgWith the Ryder Cup underway and in the afterglow of a good World Cup performance some American soccer fans are suggesting that there should be the same type of competition for soccer. One of them wrote in to the Men In Blazers and suggested the Americas (North and South) could make a team to take on a Europe team in a series of games.

It’s an amusing idea, but the North American (CONCACAF) representation on such a squad would be so minimal that they would hardly be worth including. The only obvious choices would be the goalkeepers (who shone in the World Cup) Keylor Navas, Tim Howard and Guillermo Ochoa. Even one of them would have to be left out in favor of Chile’s (and Barcelona’s) Claudio Bravo.

Are there any outfield players from North America who would belong on a team of the Americas?

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