So, what we have are:
Known Knowns: Things we know we know.
Known Unknowns: Things we know that we don't know.
Unknown Knowns: Things we didn't know that we actually do know.
Unknown Unknowns: Things we don't know that we don't know.
Got it? Kinda? Good. Let's dance.
Known Knowns: Center of the Park
The Yanks will go as far as Michael Bradley will take them.
Building off this, Kyle Beckerman brings out the best of Michael Bradley. So, Kyle Beckerman should probably play... a lot.
Known Unknown: Center of the Park
Is the Jermaine Jones we saw against Nigeria the Jermaine Jones we'll see against Ghana, Portugal, and Germany?
Unknown Known: Center of the Park
Kyle Beckerman and Jermaine Jones are not mutually exclusive options in midfield.
Unknown Unknown: Center of the Park
Considering the three most suitable holding midfielders are now candidates to start alongside each other, Klinsmann regrets his decision to leave Maurice Edu at home.
Known Known: Center Back
Geoff Cameron has looked shaky in the pre-World Cup friendlies.
Known Unknown: Center Back
Are Geoff Cameron and Matt Besler going to miraculously find their chemistry as a partnership in the opener?
Unknown Known: Center Back
Omar Gonzalez's knee injury has him pretty seriously dinged up.
Unknown Unknown: Center Back
John Anthony Brooks is ready to play in a World Cup.
Known Knowns: Full back
I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to Jurgen Klinsmann's tactical plans.
Building off this, Fabian Johnson is starting at right back.
Known Unknown: Full back
Will the Yanks' be punished by Fabian Johnson getting caught too far upfield?
Unknown Known: Full back
Demarcus Beasley is our starting left back and it's time everyone's happy about it, honestly.
Unknown Unknown: Full back
This man was always destined to become the USMNT's starting left back.
Known Known: Fourth Midfielder
Ale Bedoya, Graham Zusi, Mix Diskerud, and Brad Davis all competed for the same starting eleven spot during the tune-up friendlies.
Known Unknown: Fourth Midfielder
Which one of the aforementioned batch ends up starting?
Unknown Known: Fourth Midfielder
The Yanks need a somewhat unorthodox inside-out wide midfielder to complement the Beckerman-Jones-Bradley trio.
Unknown Unknown: Fourth Midfielder
Landon Donovan would have perfectly suited this role.
So, there it is -- hard science at its finest. Feel free to disagree while knowing you're wrong.