Who will the USMNT start vs. South Africa?

Who will the USMNT start vs. South Africa?

U.S. Men's National Team

Who will the USMNT start vs. South Africa?

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Now that the roster is out, we can start to think about potential lineup combinations for the U.S. national team against South Africa.

Figuring out a potential lineup from such an inexperienced field won't be easy, but it will be a good exercise to think about which way Bob Bradley will go.

He has called in some very young players, but that doesn't mean he will start any or all of them. For some relative veterans like Clarence Goodson and Brad Guzan, the match should allow them a chance to serve as leaders.

So who might we see take the field in Cape Town? Here is one possible combination:

Projected USA Lineup vs. South Africa

 

————-Agudelo———Findley————–

Rogers————–Bedoya—————–Gaven

———————-Carroll———————–

Bornstein—-Goodson—-Spector———Lichaj

———————–Guzan———————–

 

Bedoya can play centrally, though he hasn't yet for the national team. If Bradley wants to play it safe, he could go with a more standard 4-4-2, like this:

 

————-Agudelo———Findley————–

Gaven—————————————-Bedoya

—————-Carroll——-Pause——————

Bornstein—-Goodson—-Spector———–Lichaj

———————–Guzan————————-

 

What do you think of this lineup? Which lineup would you trot out against South Africa?

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