The U.S. Men’s National Team embarks on a difficult two-game stretch in four days starting on Thursday night against Trinidad and Tobago at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
USMNT manager Bruce Arena has a few important decisions to make involving his starting XI due to the quick turnaround at altitude.
The forward position presents Arena with an interesting decision, as Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood are all capable of getting the job done up top, but at least one of the trio will need to be fresh for Sunday’s trip to the Estadio Azteca.
Each brings something unique to the table. Dempsey is one goal short of the all-time record and brings a level of creativity unmatched by the other two. Altidore boasts an overwheling physical presence as well as a knack for punishing T&T. Wood, finally, brings speed and the ability to break a defense with one simple run.
Taking everything into account over the next four days, we want to know which forward you would rest on Thursday night to have fresh for the trip to Mexico City on Sunday.
Vote in the poll below and state your reasoning in the comment section: