For those of you who may have missed it, Jonathan Spector is in Nashville and ready to take the field for the U.S. national team in its must-win Olympic Qualifying semifinal against Canada on Thursday.
Fresh off his second straight 90-minute performance from West Ham, Spector is expected to slide into a central defense position for the USA and will be called on to neutralize Canadian star striker Will Johnson.
With Spector on the field, you can expect Maurice Edu to slide into central midfield, with impressive central defender Michael Orozco looking like a good candidate to partner in the back with Spector.
It is T-minus three days until USA-Canada. Are you ready? Here’s a little something to get you in the spirit of things. Here are the members of the U.S. Under-23 national team: