I'll start. While it's a Gold Cup tune-up against Guatemala tonight, I want to see the top USMNT line-up, as if this was a final. And frankly, the line-up below is rather close to the clipboard version I'd post with a full pool available. Of course, that sort of opinion still has a lot of pull left over from last summer's exploits and it is time to move past that effect. So, effectively, I want the last known default setting tonight. It deserves a chance to show it's still the goods around these parts.
I'm really not quiet sure how to shake out the entire right side, though, so let's give the match fitness-challenged duo of Bedoya and Yedlin 45 minutes each to start settling that attack position first. We can work back from there, I think, because the eventual best option may be starting them together. In fact, that sounds like a very deadly flank combo, fast and fastidious. And for crying out loud, give Ream his left back look already. Far less accomplished players have received far more to date. It's his turn now.
Oh... and I do not want to see a diamond. No no no. Any small, quick team that likes to tic-tac-toe up the middle would thank you.
- Greg Seltzer