British North Americas Union

British North American team includes all nations in Northern Americas and British Caribbean, is basically base on American players combining with some Canadians and the only one from Trinidad & Tobago. As soccer is known as an unpopular sports in USA and Canada, there are none of world-class legends to have been produced from the country. However, its first legend was early created in 1930 when USA successfully achieved the third place in World Cup. In the far distance of history to the late 1990s saw Dwight Yorke as the best Northern American player ever. 


British North Americas


Location     :  North America
World Cup Participation :  10 Times (1930, 1934, 1950, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010)
Achievement  :  None
Most Caps  : Cobi Jones (164 Games)
Top Scorer : Landon Donovan (42 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever :  William Gonsalves
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All-Time British North American XI



1. Brad Friedel

Date Of Birth : 18 May 1971
Nation  : United States of America
Height  : 191 cm, Position :  Goalkeeper
Caps  :  82 Games, Major Club  : Blackburn Rovers         
World Cup Participation : 1994, 1998, 2002
Club Honours : 1 Time Turkish Cup
1 Time English League Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1997 MLS Goalkeeper of The Year
2002 US Soccer Athletic of The Year
Class :  Prince Silver


2. Paul Stalteri

Date Of Birth : 18 October 1977
Height : 181 cm, Position : Right-Back
Nation : Canada, Caps  : 79 Games
Major Club  :  Werder Bremen      
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 1 Time Bundesliga 
1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours : 2000 CONCACEF Gold Cup Winner
Individual Achievement :  None
Class :  Princess Gold




3. Bruce Wilson

Date Of Birth :  20 June 1951
Height : 183 cmม Position : Left-Back
Major Club : Vancuver Whitecaps, Toronto Blizzard
Nation : Canada, Caps : 51 Games        
World Cup Participation : 1986 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time NASL Championship
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : IFFHS Canada Greatest Player Ever
Class :  Prince Bronze





4. Thomas Dooley

Date Of Birth :  5 December 1961
Nation   :  United States of America
Caps : 82 Games   
Height :  185 cm, Position : Center-Back
Major Club   : DC United    
World Cup Participation : 1994, 1998
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga
1 Time DFB-Pokal, 1997 UEFA Cup
International Honours :  2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Individual Achievement : 1993 US Soccer Athlete of the Year
Class :  Princess Gold



5. Marcelo Balboa

Date Of Birth  : 8 August 1967
Nation  : United States of America
Height : 185 cm, Position : Center-Back
Major Club  : Colorado Rapids
Caps  : 128 Games   
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994, 1998
Club Honours  : None
International Honours : 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Individual Achievement :  
2 Times US Soccer Athletic of The Year (1992, 1994)
MLS All-Time Best XI
Class : Princess Gold


6. Walter Bahr

Date Of Birth  : 1 April 1927
Position : Center-Back/ Destroyer
Height : 173 cm
Nation : United States of America
Caps  : 19 Games 
Major Club :  Philadelphia Nationals     
World Cup Participation : 1950 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time NASL Championship
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  : 1950 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Class :  Prince Bronze



7. Claudio Reyna

Date Of Birth : 20 July 1973
Nation :  United States of America
Height : 175 cm, Caps  : 112 Games 
Position : Central Holding Midfielder
Major Club : Glasgow Rangers, Manchester City    
World Cup Participation : 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
Club Honours : 1 Time Scottish Premier League
1 Time Scottish Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Princess Gold



8. William Gonsalves

Date Of Birth  : 10 August 1908
Nation  :  United States of America
Position :  Attacking Midfielder
Height  :  188 cm
Major Club  :  Boston Wonder, Fall River
Caps  :  6 Games     
World Cup Participation  : 1930, 1934 (4 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time US Open Cup
International Honours  : 1930 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : IFFHS USA Greatest Player Ever
Class : Prince Bronze



9. Bert Patenuade

Date Of Birth  :  4 November 1909
Nation : United States of America
Caps :  4 Games (6 Goals)
Height : Unknown, Position : Striker
Major Club  : Fall River
World Cup Participation  : 1930 (3 Games/ 3 Goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times American Soccer League
1 Time US Open Cup
International Honours : 1930 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Prince Bronze



10. Landon Donovan

Date Of Birth : 4 March 1980
Nation :  United States of America
Caps  : 120 Games (42 Goals)
Position :  Left and Right Wing-Forwarder
Height : 173 cm, Major Club  : Lose Angelis Galaxy             
World Cup Participation : 2002, 2006, 2010
Club Honours : 3 Times MLS Cup
International Honours : 3 Times CONCACAF Gold Cup (2002, 2005, 2007)
2009 FIFA Confederation Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2009 MLS MVP Soccer Award
3 Times US Soccer Athletic of The Year (2003, 2004, 2009)
USA All-Time Top Scorer, MLS All-Time Best XI
Class : Prince Bronze


11. Dwight Yorke

Date Of Birth  :  3 November 1974
Nation  : Trinidad and Tobago
Height  : 179 cm, Position :  Fast Striker
Major Club : Aston Villa, Manchester United
Caps  : 72 Games (19 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 2006  (3 Games/No Goal)
Professional Scores Record : 148 Goals/ 472 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times English Premier League
1 Time FA Cup, 2 Times English League Cup
1999 UEFA Champion League, Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Premier League Top Scorer
1999 European Cup Top Scorer
Class : Prince Bronze






Manager

Bob Bradley


Year Of Birth :  3 March 1958
Nation     : United States of America
Major Team :  USA
Major Achievement :  2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winner
2009 FIFA Confederation Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times MSL Coach of The Year (1998, 2006)
Class  :  Prince Silver







Formation XI (4-3-1-2)



Explanation of Formation

The team strategy is direct ball with high discipline and physical combat. Brad Friedel beats other great keepers like Meola, Keller and Howard to stand as a first choice. Both full-back are from Canada like Bruce Wilson and Paul Stalteri. Thomas Dooley was born in Germany but he was a USA legendary footballer and Marcelo Balboa was selected in All-Time MLS best XI, will stand as central defender. Walter Bahr is a legend from WC 1950, is set as defensive midfielder. Reyna and Gonsalves would be divisible as left and right-midfielder respectively. Donovan is already selected as free-role forward behind the main strikers like Patenaude and Yorke.


Stadium

Ros-Bowl




Opened : 1922
City :  California
Capacity : 91,136 Seats


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The Greatest Northern American Footballers of All-Time

1. Dwight Yorke
2. Walter Bahr
3. William Gonsalves
4. Landon Donovan
5. Bert Patenaude


7 comments:

  1. Anonymous2/12/15

    Alexi Lalas?

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    1. I’m impressed by Lalas but he get very low seasonal average points by media during his career at Series A.

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  2. Anonymous6/3/16

    Has Tim Howard (GK---USA) achieved enough to be an Honorable Mention?

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    1. I’m not always rely on rating in dbscalcio but the case of comparison between Friedel and Howard is exceptional when they’re in a same position, same era and same competition. Fridel obtained the seasonal average rating much higher than Howard so I’d not name Howard in honorable mention.

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  3. Anonymous6/10/16

    Kasey Keller should be in comtention

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  4. Anonymous9/10/16

    It's true that North America did not produce players par excellence, but Marcelo Balboa princess gold?

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  5. Anonymous10/10/16

    Shaun Goater was a great player when Manchester City were sruggling

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