U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley has chosen his 18-man roster for Sunday’s World Cup qualifying second-leg match against Barbados. Here it is:
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA: 1/1 SO), Dominic Cervi (out of contract: 0/0), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake: 0/0)
DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract: 12/1), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland: 1/0), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC: 0/0), Drew Moor (FC Dallas: 0/0) Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: 8/0), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers: 15/4), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen: 1/1), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA: 0/0), Eddie Lewis (Derby County: 18/2), Danny Szetela (Brescia: 0/0), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire: 0/0)
FORWARDS: Freddy Adu (SL Benfica: 1/0), Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire: 0/0), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire: 0/0)
So what lineup will Bradley field to "protect" that 8-0 lead from the first leg? Here is a starting XI I could see taking the field:
I wouldn’t be surprised if someone like Califf or DeMerit played at right back, but since it’s Barbados, and there’s no real threat, giving Moor a run out is a very real possibility (hey, if he can start vs. Mexico then why not? Wait, don’t answer that.) I could also see Danny Szetela getting a look in the lineup. And no, I don’t see Chad Barrett starting, not after Thursday’s showing against Chivas USA, but stranger things have happened.
What lineup do you think Bob Bradley will use? What lineup would you like to see?
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