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You wanted to see the youngsters and now you will see the youngsters.
U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley has called in a very young squad for Wednesday night’s world Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago and we should see a very interesting lineup taking the field.
With no TIm Howard, Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onewu, Carlos Bocanegra and Michael Bradley, the next U.S. lineup will feature the first major national team opportunity for several players. Players such as Jose Francisco Torres, Jozy Altidore and Freddy Adu should all earn starts, while players like Robbie Rogers and Charlie Davies could also get looks.
So what lineup will see on Wednesday? Here is one potential starting XI:
POTENTIAL USA LINEUP vs. Trinidad & Tobago
I think we’ll see either Edu or Mastroeni will start in central defense. Both have played there before, but Mastroeni is more experienced in senior level games playing there. Michael Orozco is on the roster but I’m not sure we will see him start.
I have Kljestan listed on the right flank and think he can be effective there. He played their briefly against Cuba and is well-suited to play there. Charlie Davies could also play there but I’m not sure if he’s healthy enough to start. The same applies for Danny Szetela, who is also nursing an injury.
What lineup would you like to see on Wednesday night? Share your thoughts below.