Thursday, September 8, 2011
Enough Holding For Stuart Holden.
The influential American midfielder could be making his long- awaited return to Bolton's first team squad this Saturday as they they take on Manchester United. The victim of injury from Nigel De Jong flying karate kicks, Holden has been a missing link in Bolton's and the US National side's midfield. Much has come out since the USMNT fell at the hand s of Belgium, about who Jurgen is building the team around. Approaching 2014 the Bocanegra's and Donovans' will be elderly by that time, so making youth the focal point in the build up to the tournament is key. Jose Francisco Torres is a sweet passing center-mid, who looks the possible future lynch-pin in the US set up, an in-cahoots with Holden is a tantalizing prospect. Identifying your best players' is something Jurgen has not yet done, but picking those two consistently over the next few years could build that foundation Americans crave. This is assuming that Holden is not the violated by any more Dutch midfielders', which is a guarantee that I cannot make.
Holden has played a few matches in Bolton's reserve games, picking up some important game time in his return to fitness. In this light, keep your eye on Bolton's bench come Saturday, for you should be seeing the bleached blonde locks of the American.