Thread: Esche Snubbed
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04-06-2005, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabid Ranger
It came down to Esche or Conklin as the starter. Conklin got the nod for two reasons:

1) He has actually played this year.

2) He led the U.S. to it's first WC medal since '96 last year.

Didn't Chico start all but one game last year in the WC?
Not that Ty should not get the nod, because he should, having been in some game action this year, but I don't think he led that group.
Am I wrong - I just looked up the 2004 WC USA site to verify.

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