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The last World Cup qualifier of the year for the U.S. men’s national team is two days away, meaning the last chance for U.S. fans to see some of the team’s younger prospects, as well as a chance to see some veteran faces back in the mix.
The game won’t be an easy one as Guatemala enters needing a victory and some help to reach the Hexagonal round of qualifying. It should provide a good test for this group of players:
- GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan, Troy Perkins, Matt Pickens
- DEFENDERS: Jonathan Bornstein, Sean Franklin, Cory Gibbs, Clarence Goodson, Drew Moor, Michael Parkhurst
- MIDFIELDERS: Freddy Adu, Davy Arnaud, Ricardo Clark, Sacha Kljestan, Pablo Mastroeni, John Thorrington
- FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore, Conor Casey, Brian Ching, Kenny Cooper, Chris Rolfe
So what lineup might we see on Wednesday? Here is one possible combination you could see against Guatemala:
Projected USA starting lineup vs. Guatemala:
Drew Moor is probably a more likely option at right back since he’s actually been in national team games before, but Sean Franklin is so talented that it isn’t out of the realm of possibility for him to have impressed enough to start.
Could we see a Cooper-Altidore forward line? I wouldn’t bet on it. You would imagine that Bob Bradley would want Brian Ching’s veteran presence on the field, though you wonder if Bradley will want to take a longer look at both Altidore and Cooper.
Now it’s your turn. What lineup would you like to see US national team coach Bob Bradley use on Wednesday night? Share your suggestions below.