December 16th, 2011
Kyle Martino & Kickette: ‘Special Branch’ Squad Selection
Former LA Galaxy and USMNT midfielder Kyle Martino may have had the purest of intentions when he posted this on Twitter, but we aren’t going to apologise for jumping in, nicking his idea and exploiting it for all it’s worth.
For those who can’t be bothered to click the link, Kyle tweeted the following challenge last night:
“One player from each position (GK, Defender, Midfielder, Forward) under the tree this year, who is it?”
Now, we know Kyle was probably thinking in terms of skill levels, stats and benefits for your team as a whole, and you’re more than welcome to use those parameters in your selection process. But we figure there’s a bunch of you out there for whom a pick-up game wouldn’t be the first impulse if you rocked down the stairs on December 25th and discovered four players wrapped up like turkeys under your tree.
So, using whatever criteria you want to apply, who would feature in your elite ‘special branch’ squad? Why? Who wouldn’t make your trimmed tree’s cut?
And most importantly, how would you all spend the day**?