DaMarcus Beasley Retains Eye of Tiger, Thrill of Fight

American winger DaMarcus Beasley has returned from an eight-week layoff due to a thigh injury and appears to be picking up where he left off in December—that is, as a man possessed with the quest of making the U.S. roster for South Africa 2010.

He played 45 minutes in Rangers’ 3-0 win over Hibernian this past weekend, making several dangerous runs that drew free kicks, and yesterday, he went 70 minutes for Rangers’ reserve team, scoring a goal in a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock. He nearly added another just before halftime, and was dangerous throughout his time on the field. Click here for the match report from Rangers’ website.

We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but if Beasley maintains this level through the spring, we say his combination of experience, speed, and ability to unbalance opposing defenses makes him the best candidate for the left wing spot in the U.S. national-team pool.

One comment on “DaMarcus Beasley Retains Eye of Tiger, Thrill of Fight

  1. M says:

    I finally agree with you Mr. Backpost. Beasley was a train wreck last summer, but seems to be rounding into form. With all of the injuries in midfield, I would actually be surprised if he doesn’t get a call up and serious minutes against Holland in two weeks.

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