an interesting conversation. I like the way he views things.
And if Klinsi absolutely must run a two-forward set, then I'd say just stuff the ceremony of experiments and go back to the empty bucket. Once healthy and back to regular business, it says here T-Boyd is the second-best support striker-type in the pool behind Dempsey. Yeah, right now I'd have a game-warmed Boyd ahead of AJ, Agudelo and anyone else you could place there outside of Deuce (who, as we all know, is now 32).
I don't think the US has figured out how to use Boyd yet, but he would run wild in the wake of Altidore drawing multiple defenders, and guys like Mix, Mikey and Ale certainly are capable of shooting low and on target from distance solely for the purpose of producing the types of rebounds the recovering Red Bull ace snacks on like chum.
As a bench option, repeat all that, but with tired defenders. I am still left wondering what might have occurred with Boyd on the World Cup roster.
- Greg Seltzer