Starting 11 for tonight's match is:
Hopefully Feilhaber for Evans And Bedoya for Beckerman are 2nd half subs. Slide Bedoya out wide and move Davis centrally. Feilhaber plays at the top of diamond Davis more defensive and responsible. You don't need a trud Def Mid in a game like this and Davis is responsible enough to fill the role in a agame like this
The other option is to scrap the 4-4-2 diamond and move to 4-2-3-1.
Bring Benny on for Wondolowski, bring Bedoya on for Evans.
Leave EJ up top as the 1, Bedoya out left, Benny Central, Zusi right and Davis and Beckerman the other CM mids. Then you Beckerman defensively and Davis plays that Paul Scholes role coming in late using that lefg foot to strike from distance.
Either way Jurgen needs to change things this is terrible
Here are the guys that were called in for Wednesday's match...
Goalkeepers - Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Sean Johnson
Defenders - Matt Besler, Carlos Bocanegra, Geoff Cameron, Edgar Castillo, Timothy Chandler, Omar Gonzalez, Fabian Johnson, Michael Parkhurst
Midfielders - Michael Bradley, Brad Davis, Clint Dempsey, Maurice Edu, Brad Evans, Jermaine Jones, Sacha Kljestan, Jose Torres, Danny Williams, Graham Zusi
Forwards - Jozy Altidore, Herculez Gomez, Eddie Johnson
The match will be televised on beIN Sports at 3 central.
Looks good to me. Game watch at The Keg Stand on Wednesday for anyone that wants to join.
I'm feeling much better about the potential back line with Fabian Johnson & Chandler called in. It will be interesting to see if JK goes with Cameron & Boca in the middle or if he tries to get Omar some experience. Possibly both with Omar coming on as a sub at some point? Parkhurst is a solid guy to have on the bench as well since he can cover pretty much everywhere.
Midfield is about what should be expected. Evans and Davis don't excite me AT ALL but I suppose there is no harm with having them around as long as they don't make the game day 18. There's not much speed in there, but that's probably going to be the norm as long as Landon decides he's not playing. Gatt could help down the road, but I just don't think he's there yet. Shea can help too, but I'm sure JK is thinking he needs to get settled in at Stoke & get back in form.
We'll probably see Zusi on the right and Dempsey on the left & rely on Fabian & Chandler to push things wide. I really don't care to see Torres anymore. He's pretty clearly Klinsmann's Bornstein at this point, but he's had lots of chances and has never really impressed in my opinion.
They should take Bornstein down to Honduras just so they can have a parade for him. He doesn't have to play in the match, just let him bask in the glory of being a Honduran national hero.
Gotta love Jose Torres' jersey name for his club team --
How did I ever miss the Torres "Gringo" jersey tag? Awesome!
Here's a good preview of the Hex with comments about all 6 squads. I really think this could be a nail biting qualification cycle as the quality of the bottom teams in the Hex has really improved in recent years.
Monday Postgame: Hex could be toughest ever for USMNT | MLSsoccer.com
I freaking hate that Mexico has cycled ahead of us again.