Let us shove aside my FIFA rage and get back to fun/games. Below you will find my final 23 forecast for the 2018 World Cup squad, followed by the projected game one line-up. We shall save those tactical particulars for tomorrow.
And, yes, I am aware there are three strikers and only three wingers. Having Pelosi and Yedlin in the wingback stable means also having a couple of quite acceptable emergency wingers with more typically defensive back-ups.
G - Guzan, Johnson, Clark
D - Yedlin, Lichaj, Gonzalez, Packwood, Brooks, Besler, Pelosi, Klute
M - Cameron, Williams, Bradley, Trapp, Gil, Diskerud
A - Johnson, Rubin, Green, Altidore, Boyd, Jóhannsson
So... who is ready to storm Russia with this lot in four years?
- Greg Seltzer