Considering his season's work at Stoke thus far, I was actually tempted to slide Geoff Cameron back into defense. However...
In the frame: Maurice Edu, Kyle Beckerman
Cameron remains my guy here, thanks to his passing ability from deep positions and because of how much I crave an extra set piece defender. He can also drop back when Brooks goes on one of his jaunts forward. Williams is one to continue grooming and can be a late pawn now. I'd always thought of McCarty as a #8 at the international level, but his RBNY showing last season and the crazy depth at the next midfield slot has changed my view. Why he was not called into January camp remains an utter mystery to me. I'm not ready to turn my back on Edu's skill set and high level experience, while Beckerman could still be useful in a pinch despite the fact that he may be set to retire. Maybe I'm being sentimental, but one can afford such luxuries with the added frame places. Meanwhile, Perry Kitchen needs to get a job. Like, for reals. Right now, he's just an overplayed hand.
- Greg Seltzer