Again, we can all debate who should go exactly where. You all know I tend to like a playmaker type from the right wing and a cut-in guy who can look for his own shot on the left. It is for this reason, you see several of these names below.
Green is an obvious pick to start in Russia, whereas the next three will fight it out, including for club PT. Watch out for Rodriguez and Bailey, who by then will bring a good physicality on the dribble and plenty of good German seasoning (a la T-Boyd) from growing up with 'Gladbach and Bayer.
With Nguyen, this is where PSV and (occasionally) the US Under-20 national team once envisioned him fitting best and I still agree with them. As for Wood, something is not clicking on the natural flank at 1860, and I feel he may better take to this side.
Also being monitored: Lee Nguyen, Kainoa Bailey, Jose Villarreal, Bobby Wood
- Greg Seltzer