We name our the best XI from outside Europe.
To celebrate Europe’s dramatic Ryder Cup victory, we named our European Dream XI earlier this week.
With all due respect to the USA, we think our European side would probably just about beat them, so to make it a bit more even, we’ve named our Dream XI of players from outside Europe. Who do you think would win?
GK: Brad Friedel (Tottenham & USA) WILDCARD
Well we had to have one American, didn’t we?
As we’re sure you know, every Ryder Cup team has two wildcards (or captain’s picks) – players who are not not ranked high enough in the world to automatically qualify but nonetheless have qualities appealing to the captain (or manager in this case).
We’ve opted for Spurs 78-year-old goalkeeper Brad Friedel as our first wildcard. The veteran has bags of experience and is still impressively holding his own in the Premier League, keeping one of Europe’s finest stoppers – Hugo Lloris – on the bench at White Hart Lane in the process.