Most right-footed forwards will tell you they favor service coming from the right; it's only natural. As such, I want table setters out there.
Choice #1? Duh-doy. His understudy? The same. Sure, some will insist Donovan must play as a forward, but they are confused. World Cup is one thing, MLS and CONCACAF are another. Sorry if that hurts, but it's real. And the last time I checked, Donovan's most impressive runs with strength of opponent factored in typically have come wide right (at Everton, World Cup 2002, etc.). At this time, Zusi is the most reliable pure wing type, but his game does need to rise again.
As for Corona, his last handful of USMNT appearances were pretty swell and bench players need to be able to make the big play. He's got a cool about him in those situations I like. If Josh Gatt can return with a vengeance in 2014, he may still have a bid here - but I'm not counting on it and waiting on him until the next cycle seems a lot less nervy then it was earlier this year.
- Greg Seltzer