Oct. 21, 2005
CHICAGO (October 21, 2005) - For this section, we usually confine the labeled “superstars” to an rising youth player that has made an impact on the field and has shown the ability to become one of the top stars on the full Men’s or Women’s national team. At 31, Eddie Lewis is no youngster. But, he is pulling off a feat that we felt deemed him a “superstar” in our book (see “impact on the field”). The MNT vet is making the not-so-simple transition from left midfielder to left back, with a goal of winning the starting position on the back four when the U.S. kicks off the 2006 World Cup next summer. Will he pull it off? Dunno. But, it could help the U.S. cement a wide-open position and get a dangerous, intelligent and accurate striker of the ball on the field. Sounds good to us.