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Surprising Stat: Gooch Outpaces Bornstein

Thought I’d use the calm before the storm to catch up on some US stats from the group stage, in particular Top Speed during the World Cup.  The full listing of U.S. players follows, but here are some interesting overview stats.

Top Speed

  • Robbie Findley, the US’s fastest player, has hit a top speed of 18.72 mph at the World Cup.
  • Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s fast forward, has hit the exact same top speed as Findley.
  • Mexico’s Javier Hernandez leads the tournament with a blazing 19.98 mph top speed.
  • Jozy Altidore’s the U.S.’s second-fastest man: 17.86 mph.
  • BTW, in the Confederations Cup, Charlie Davies’ top recorded speed was 18.06 mph.
  • Onyewu’s 13.81 mph is faster than Bornstein’s 13.48 mph.
  • The caboose of the US train: Stuart Holden, 10.64 mph.
  • Jay DeMerit has run faster than any U.S. midfielder in the World Cup.

And here’s the entire team, broken down by position:

Forwards Top Speed
Robbie FINDLEY 18.72
Jozy ALTIDORE 17.86
Edson BUDDLE 16.17
Herculez GOMEZ 13.76
Midfielders Top Speed
Michael BRADLEY 16.60
Landon DONOVAN 16.16
Clint DEMPSEY 15.25
Maurice EDU 14.70
Ricardo CLARK 14.47
DaMarcus BEASLEY 14.43
Benny FEILHABER 14.12
Francisco TORRES 12.96
Stuart HOLDEN 10.64
Defenders Top Speed
Jay DeMERIT 16.85
Carlos BOCANEGRA 16.40
Steve CHERUNDOLO 14.80
Oguchi ONYEWU 13.81
Jonathan BORNSTEIN 13.48
Goalkeeper Top Speed
Tim HOWARD 11.65
Categories: MNT Lineups, Trivia, World Cup
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