This is what I suspect Klinsi will go with against Colombia on Friday:
Guzan; Yedlin, Cameron, Brooks, Johnson; Bradley, Jones, Bedoya; Zardes, Dempsey, Wood
For this game, I'd have no great complaint, even with my normal FabJo-at-left back beef. Zardes and Wood were too good the other night to sit now, and the thought of a tired Castillo trying to defend Colombia is admittedly a bit nervy. This is the same reason I'm not too upset Gonzalez was left out and, thus, fine with Cameron in defense. I would rather have Nagbe starting than Zardes (with Bedoya moved to RW), but hey, beggars can't be choosers. If he holds general tactics, I'm inclined to roll with the boss' play into this contest.
To get inspired for Friday, here is a good Guardian bit on another time the USMNT made some entertaining Copa history.
- Greg Seltzer