Who should the USA start vs. Argentina?

Who should the USA start vs. Argentina?

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Who should the USA start vs. Argentina?

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The United States will take on No. 1 ranked Argentina in a friendly that is expected to draw more than 70,000 fans to Giants Stadium. It is the third of three very difficult friendlies, and the last match before the Americans begin World Cup qualifying.

In other words, it’s a pretty important match.

Now we still don’t know what the roster is for the Argentina match, but that doesn’t mean we can’t think about the possible lineup we will see, and should see, against the ‘Albiceleste.’

Here is the lineup I think we will see on Sunday:

Potential USA lineup vs. Argentina

———————–Dempsey————————

Lewis——————Adu——————-Beasley

————Bradley————Mastroeni————–

Pearce—–Bocanegra——-Onyewu—-Cherundolo

————————Howard————————

Now, if Landon Donovan and Jozy Altidore are healthy (which is uncertain right now), here is the lineup I would like to see:

————————Altidore————————-

Beasley—————–Adu——————Donovan

————–Bradley————Edu——————–

Pearce——Bocanegra—–Onyewu——Cherundolo

———————–Howard—————————

Why no Dempsey? He has looked sluggish in the past two friendlies and seems like he needs a rest. I put Beasley on the left here but could just as easily slot Eddie Lewis in there given how well he has played recently. If Altidore can’t go I would actually really like to see Kenny Cooper get a start, but for some reason I don’t see him getting a start when he hasn’t even gotten call-ups in a year. (I replaced Mastroeni with Edu in the lineup I’d like to see. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mastroeni get one more run at his native Argentina, but I would rather see Edu match up against Argentina and see if he can improve on his Spain performance.)

Now it’s your turn. What starting XI would you like to see Bob Bradley use against Argentina? Share your thoughts below.

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