Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Your USMNT Line-Up v El Salvador

Considering the way our man Deuce likes to drop deep for the ball and run off Jozy Altidore, I suppose we're back in a 4-2-3-1 (and that goes even if it's intended to be the empty bucket). You'll hear no gripes with the XI from me. Tonight, I think we'll finally get the comfy win we've all been waiting on.





- Greg Seltzer

5 comments:

Kirk Diggler said...

Zardes? C'mon Arena. Yeah he played decent against Martinique. But he's bang average and barely an International at this point..

Kirk Diggler said...

Weren't you the guy calling for more Lichaj? Or was that Matt Doyle? Either way....

More Lichaj!

DaMa said...

In fairness, a lot of people (myself included) were calling for Lichaj. The entire back line was pretty bad. Sometimes worse than that. I think the biggest loser was Hedges. He was supposed to be the guy to be able to organize the backline in the absence of Cameron and it was not in any way organized.

dikranovich said...

Kirk, you care to revise your opinion on zardes? He was the best player on the pitch last night!

Patrick said...

Zardes is good when he doesn't have to think much. He excels on the give and go; because he knows exactly what to do. He gets into good places, because he is moving without the ball. It is when he has the ball and is trying to improvise, or do anything but give and go, that he tends to just lose possession. When Bradley is there, he can add, "pass to bald guy in midfield", and he looks better.

The team is not looking that much better than it did last Fall. Seems, the real improvement in the last 6 months is simply a vastly improved Pulisic.

Off topic: Fabian Johnson shaved his 'Fro, maybe he is looking to get 2016/2017 behind him and really get back in 2017/2018. We could use him.