Thursday, November 15, 2018

Yes, hello, I'd like to make an order.

It's actually a tricky assignment to mock up a USMNT starting line-up for today's friendly away to England. There's a lot to consider, and for the sake of pragmatism, it doesn't simply come down to what I want to see. For instance, with only one left back on board (and an already familiar one at that), it might seem like a wondrous time to run out the 3-5-2. However, there's actually a ton of wide talent worth testing in camp, so that idea went out my window.

So... factoring in the MLS playoff participants in the squad, the varying styles of England and next foe Italy and other variables, this is what I'm hoping for on Thursday night.

- Greg Seltzer

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