Friday, October 11, 2013

It's totally not gonna happen, but...

This is what I'd choose to see from the selection available for tonight's game against Jamaica in KC. We'd have my own current #1 center back tandem, a few stable presences in key spots and a small handful of "Okay, let's see what ya got" cases. And, yes, I would give Guzan the other start on Tuesday.









UPDATE:
And here's what we'll actually have...
Howard; Evans, Cameron, Besler, Beasley; Bedoya, Diskerud, Jones, Donovan; Jóhannsson, Altidore




- Greg Seltzer

21 comments:

dikranovich said...

oh my god, what a lineup. this is all out attack tonight... WOW

dikranovich said...

oh, I forgot the actual lineup

jozy up top. Donovan, bedoya, and johannson.

jones and disk.

and you know the rest.....

matthewhamlin said...

Starting XI: Howard; Evans, Cameron, Besler, Beasley; Bedoya, Diskerud, Jones, Donovan; Johannsson, Altidore

dikranovich said...

Altidore really looks out of it, my god, coach klinsmann needs to have a conversation with this guy. And he is the only player during the anthem to not put his hand over his heart.

dikranovich said...

trying to beat Jamaica with speed and through balls is not the way. this eleven for the USA needs to learn to connect better. there are some new parts out there and they are not familiar yet.

not a pretty first half, but the dee looks solid and brad evans just has a knack, and so does DMB, of being in the right place at the right time.

jozy, get it together buddy. such a big baby. play and play well, and don't exude such a sense of entitlement. its to much for me, but im sure he will come good once we figure out the debt ceiling.

Greg Seltzer said...

NO politics at NSC. Period. End of. Leave it out.

UnitedDemon said...

Alright, Greg. One of those times you get to say "I told you so."

You were right about Klejstan and Mix, to the tune of two goals in the last 15 minutes. Klejstan's Bradley's backup, Mix is Dempsey's. I know you think Jones is second on the depth chart for Bradley, but his lack of composure this game made him look like a child.

dikranovich said...

Tuesdays lineup

-----------klinsmann---------

---zusi------mix--------Donovan--

---------jones-----kljestan------

--dmb-----besler--Cameron---evans--

-------------howard--------------

John said...

@dikranovich: Castillo over DMB at LB but you pretty much got it right haha.

dikranovich said...

i think the best thing about the sounders winning MLS cup would be that it would probably have EJ riding sky high. and we all know his game is predicated on being confident.

if EJ can push Jozy a little bit, our national team will be better off. we got a grown ass man, and a petulant child as our strike force, and if we can harness the powers of these two properly, we can really have something.

whatever it is, jozy has too much on his mind other than soccer. he really just needs to focus more on the game he is playing in. somebody really needs to tell this guy to grow up. I guess he is getting there.

Greg Seltzer said...

Thanks for your input, Dr. Fraud.

dikranovich said...

greg, I attack your opinions, some of the time. you try to eviscerate mine, all of the time.

Greg Seltzer said...

That's just not true; often times I simply don't have the energy... but seriously folks, you've "attacked" (as you call it) me personally many-a-time. That doesn't even come close to bothering me the most, though. The things of yours I'm so compelled to "attack" have been spelled out, as has why (including the admissions that I have no patience for fact invention and a smart mouth).

But, in this case, I'm fairly sure aggressively negative psychological diagnoses (including some personal insult taunting of the "patient") from watching a game on television don't technically count as opinions.

dikranovich said...

dude, quit acting like you don't have the time or inclination, because you obviously have both.

Greg Seltzer said...

Actually, the word I used was energy.

dikranovich said...

I thought it was interesting commentary last night during the game regarding the fact that USA came out against bosnia in a 4-5-1 and switched to a 4-4-2, whereas last night, we came out in a 4-4-2 and switched to a 4-5-1, both times with great success.

each game really is different and unique and the more seamlessly the USA can move between these formations, the better.

Kirk Diggler said...

Has Klinsman ever given Sacha a full run out? He needs to give him 90 minutes. I know it's a little too easy to take the small sample from last night when the U.S. changed their formation and say, "Look how much better we were with Sacha on the pitch!" But he looked good. I wonder just how much was due to Sacha and how much do to formation change? 50/50 perhaps? He deserves a start against Panama.

dikranovich said...

sacha is going to get the keys on Tuesday. jones, besler and Donovan are out of the panama game, and guzan is the keeper.

KB in, mix moves up from the start of the game, and probably a Cameron goodson duo.

john, I think DMB gets the armband, so he will not be on the bench.

John said...

@Kirk Diggler: Yes, Klinsmann gave Sacha a full run out against Belgium back in May.

Greg Seltzer said...

While Kljestan started against Belgium, it was in the same role Diskerud had last night and also with Jones as the partner.

The only other time Kljestan was played as a #8 in a three-man central midfield set-up (this time, with Bradley behind and Diskerud ahead) was the last 20 minutes of the Bosnia game.

The Streetsweeper said...

I doubt it will happen but I'd love to see:

-------Altidore------
--------Mix--------
AJ ----- Sasha --- Zusi
------Beckerman-----
Casillo - G'dson-Cam-Evans