All-Virginia Team

On Jason Davis’ blog, Match Fit USA, there is an experiment to try and create soccer teams of people just born in one of each of the 50 states.  As I live in Virginia, and feel more affinity to it right now than Ohio(born and raised) or North Carolina(grad school), I took at stab at creating the Virginia team.  It has some decent parts, but it doesn’t hold up; in particular, the lack of forwards would doom this team. So, in addition to MLS/NASL/USL players, I started to look at colleges as well.

Bill Hamid-DCU
Matt Van Oekel-NSC Minnesota Stars
Alexander Stopa-Louisville

Devon McTavish-DCU
Clarence Goodson-IK Start
Danny Cruz- Houston Dynamo
John Gilkerson-Carolina Railhawks
Josh Rice-UNC
David Walden-UNC

Corey Ashe-Houston Dynamo
Conor Shanosky- DCU
Brian Carroll-Philadelphia Union
Bobby Foglesong-Richmond Kickers
Jordan Cyrus-University of Maryland
John Sterzter-University of Maryland
Nicholas Abrigo-College of William and Mary

Brandon Massie-Charleston Battery
Roger Bothe-Richmond Kickers
Jordan Evans-Richmond Kickers
Trevor McEachron-Richmond Kickers
Alan Koger-College of William and Mary
Brian Ownby-UVA

Head Coach: Wade Barrett-Dynamo assistant
Assistant Coaches: Steve Jolley, and Greg Vanney
Captain: Clarence Goodson

So with that group of players, I come out with a 4-4-2

McTavish Goodson Cruz Gilkerson
Ashe Shanosky Carroll Fogelsong
Bothe Evans


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