There are actually more potential candidates for this slot than you could shake a stick at, but with cohesion a big problem these days... umm yeah, keeping it trim. Besides, you might see a versatile one shifted over to that thinner left side later today.
Anywaaaaay, I am not really sure why Gonzo was usurped, just as I am not really sure Alvarado should be ahead of Orozco - arguably the best restart target threat in the back line these days, which is a real consideration for me. That is not to say I am sour on the young defender, but center back at the international level takes time. It is not the same game he sees in Liga MX by any stretch of the imagination. But, hey, you know who did look cool as a cucumber in his brief look? Hedges. Bring me Hedges.
Needs a call: Matt Hedges
Needs a January call (or sooner, because he can also play left center back): Shane O'Neill
- Greg Seltzer