Friday, November 15, 2019

Your USMNT Line-Up v Canada

Hmm. So I'm looking at this XI and, at first glance, one might think this is another 4-3-3 with surprise fullback starters. But then I find myself wondering... is this actually a 3-5-2 or (gulp) a 3-6-1 with Dest and Arriola as legit wingbacks?

Any way it plays out, color me intrigued. And insisting on a better performance in the crunch rematch. I'll see you all on the other side with ratings for both teams over at MLSS.








- Greg Seltzer

5 comments:

DaMa said...

well... i like the 3 man midfield choices given who is available. Very disappointed Sargent isn't starting. Equally disappointed to see Ream back at LB. Any chance this is a 3-5-2?

reanalyst said...

I see no surprise fullbacks. This is likely Ream-Brooks-Long-Dest along the back line.

DaMa said...

yeah its half time so obviously thats the case. but Arriola's best postion is probably wingback so he and dest would make a legitimate choice for those spots. luckily we are somehow up 3 so it wont matter.

ZackL said...

Pretty good result on the whole, now it would be great if the team can string a couple of games like that together. I thought Lletget and Yueill looked pretty good too, though they both faded somewhat in the second half. I'd like to see the two of them get more minutes together in the future.

DaMa said...

yeah there was definitely a nice result. a bit flattering i think. not complaining. i agree yueill and lletget showed things they needed to (bite and creation respectively) to continue being considered. still seemed a bit too easy against us in the midfield. part of that, in fairness, is probably MAK. Part of it is cured by Tyler. BUt still... when the shape gets flat our midfield feels easy.