Alright. Selection woes all around. Obviously, the first thing I'm gonna do is slot Eric Lichaj in at left back... erm, wait... never mind.
The long story short explanation? Yes, Guzan may deserve a shot to start, but not today. Dempsey isn't fully fit, so it could be best to concentrate his strength in crunch time. Instead, Bedoya gets his big shot under the striker, where he thrives. Beckerman stays home, Jones is freer to roam and lead Beasley's El Tri experience down the flank all night. As for Johannsson, Mexico likely has next to no idea what to do with him defensively.
UPDATE: Rising out of my pre-game nap, I forgot Cameron is also out. Urgh. I don't particularly like the interplay up the wing with DMB behind Johnson, maybe it'll be better switched. Castillo is an option, and he did well during Gold Cup, but he can be a little scattered defensively for my nerves' tastes.
- Greg Seltzer