As promised, it's my updated "if I were boss" depth chart. I'm sure a few of the names will provoke scoffage and snickery, but do remember this listing is tuned to the present and I would want to know exactly what I'd get in these next two World Cup qualifiers. Never underestimate experience in a big match.
Sean Johnson looks in line to crack the top three by Brazil.
The two back-ups have some versatility, always nice in bench players.
This was one of the tougher calls today - but watch out for Gonzo soon.
I know, I know. Where's Cameron? Patience, my friends...
What will the beef be on Pearce now? That's he's become a better defender by playing some center back?
I really want to see this. It's up to some center back(s) gaining form, I think, for that to happen.
Zusi gaining comfort makes it easier to wait until we can get Gatt out of the wrapping.
Mikey returned to Roma training on Monday. We like it, we like it.
While disconcerted about Gomez losing club PT and Boyd cooling off in Austria, I'm not ready to furtively glance over at Wondo/EJ/Cooper just yet. Talk to me in mid-October and we'll see.
I'm tired of only trying new things in the back half of the field. I want Mix on the bench, man.
Say whatever you want, I'm after Johnson's best. And the same goes for our attack.
- Greg Seltzer