Yup. Klinsi wants to play the ball out of the back, we all want to. So, to me, it seems kinda obvious Ream needs a good look on the left. His experience playing in the center adds another set piece marker and he can also deliver restarts at the other end. Garza has plenty of edge for this level, but needs control. As with Goodson on the last list, I have no idea why Parkhurst has disappeared from the scene. The USMNT had won his last eight starts (including nearly all of Gold Cup 2013) until a February draw with Mexico that saw him put in a solid showing at... dundunDUNNNN... left back.
Truthfully, I'm on the fence about Rogers at left back at this level, but a hot run of form down the stretch would draw attention. Klute has been hit by a series of injury setbacks this year, but his ability to get to the attacking corner and put crosses in remains tempting.
On the verge of needing a call: Robbie Rogers
Get back to fit and maybe we can talk: Chris Klute
I will have a congested #6 midfield spot up later today, the equally busy #8 tomorrow, the #10 on Friday and then get to the attack line next week.
- Greg Seltzer