I'm smelling the same overtly bad formation, and the same line-up except with Michael Parkhurst at left back and Carlos Bocanegra replacing Clarence Goodson in central defense. The latter is fine (it's what I wanted the last game), but the former is making me nervous.
If this fear bears out when the game starts and we are actually rockin' that configuration at home, I will officially start being worried. And this is from someone did not worry once in Game 6 of last year's World Series, nor did I in the recent NLDS game 5 with Washington.
I can't even remember the last time I worried the USMNT could miss a World Cup. Do we need a tactical intervention? Things seemed to be moving along so well, but it's gotten real hairy real fast.
Howard; Cherundolo, Cameron, Bocanegra, Parkhurst; Zusi, Williams, Bradley, Johnson; Dempsey, Gomez
- Greg Seltzer