Injuries have done a real number on the USMNT attack depth charts, and striker is no exception. At least two back-up quality choices for this spot remain on the mend, so there's been a bit of a deck shuffle.
In the frame: Charlie Davies, Juan Agudelo, Bjørn Maars Johnsen, C.J. Sapong
Holding out hope: Terrence Boyd
Altidore should be back from a knock soon... we certainly hope. I'm not really sure about switching Wood to this stable, but he's a change-up option and preferable to the other choices. The physical tools of Zardes nudge him ahead of some others, but barely. Thankfully, Johannsson should be back in a few weeks.
Davies knows the level and should really get a look at some point. Agudelo remains an enigma to me, he should have stayed in the Eredivisie. Johnsen needs a new club. One might say the same thing about Sapong for another reason, but let's give Philly's playmaking acquisitions some time to set the table for him. Boyd hasn't put on a US shirt in two years, and this fact is bumming me out.
- Greg Seltzer