Gosh, I wonder if this depth chart will set off any furious debate - but seriously, if anybody knows of a striker that can legitimately do all the things Altidore does at this level, speak up. "He sucks" is not an argument and it is not true anyway. The Duke of Bacon has a chance to show he can be the guy. I am not sure his Swiss army knife has every tool, but he is a hell of a bench option. Same goes for Zardes, who I would like to see used as a striker more often. Wondo is not here, which does not mean I am anti-Wondo... just that there are so many younger forwards that need time.
And, of course, Boyd should be back to playing for RBL before too long. His development needs to come off hiatus when he is fit again. The three MLS strikers all have things to prove and some level of positive USMNT experience. Davies is closest to a call at the moment, but thanks to the top three, that is still a good distance. Meanwhile, Johnsen edges into frame because, holy hell, his athletic skills are enticing.
Please get fit: Terrence Boyd
Keeping an eye on: Juan Agudelo, Charlie Davies, Bjørn Maars Johnsen, C.J. Sapong
- Greg Seltzer