Sunday, June 11, 2017

Your USMNT Line-Up v Mexico

I really did not expect to see quite so much turnover. And I'm not sure what formation this group will take up (3-6-1??). Oh, and I can't stand these new line-up reveal GIFs they are suddenly using. 







- Greg Seltzer

9 comments:

Dany Tzvi said...

4-3-3 cameron in the 6?

downintexas said...

Well he did say he might change 7 players out, and so he did. I figured he was just trying to play some mind games on Mex. It will be interesting how he uses his subs. I figure Alt and Demps might have some fire in their bellies by not starting.

DaMa said...

It's funny how unsurprising this surprising lineup is. A lot of experience, a lot of Azteca/mexico experience, a lot of defensive cover and guys who are ready for the 3 man back line. I agree with everything Lalas said, but I'll just say right now, I won't be surprised if Arena pushed some right buttons here.

downintexas said...

Micheal Bradley is only playing cause his dad is the coach. Can I get an amen

Dany Tzvi said...

Amazing whay bradley can do when he's not literally the only midfielder.

Tony M said...

"it's funny how unsurprising this surprising lineup is."

Especially since we used it in the second half against Venezuela. A far cry from JK emerging from his sweat lodge with a new peyote fueled vision.

DaMa said...

@Tony: exactly. JK knew what point A was and he knew what point B was he just had no idea how to get between them. That's the part of "he needs a technical director" that never went away. Bruce knows how to get there and he knows how to bring people with him. (though I was referencing both the formation and the 7 subs there, everyone knew what was expected of them from day 1)

Patrick said...

Instead of Low he had Herzog. Maybe Herzog had no idea. Certainly did not impress with Olympic squad.

DaMa said...

@patrick yeah I'm not sure what use Herzog was. he always seemed like more of a yes-man to me. Obviously we have seen what Low is worth on his own, but no real track record with Andi other than some failure at the youth level (though I have no clue how his Austrian u21 team did).