This should be fun.
I find it pretty odd that the biggest divergence I take from Klinsi comes at this position. Despite the fact these three have made most of their money in recent years at this station, the USMNT boss really would currently have none of them in the depth chart at this spot. And I am sure there will be arguments from the esteemed NSC gallery. Bradley is now the incoming team talisman, he should be allowed to do what he does best, which is pretty much everything one would expect from a true central park ranger. If Jones is to slide back to defense, I would be more inclined to give him looks at left back, but there is no way I would pull him out of midfield so soon after that World Cup show. Dude was on pure fumes and madness the last hour against Belgium. People will whine about Kljestan, but in my Clipboard world, he has a set place that fits his best role. Hey, when a guy has three goals and seven assists in 20 Champions League games during a World Cup cycle, and so many cannot think of any use for him, maybe do not laugh at the guy who can. All of these players should bring consistent heat, though, because the next generation of Trapp and Hyndman soon cometh.
- Greg Seltzer