When Bob Bradley sits down to pick his CONCACAF Gold Cup team, deciding on the forwards he is going to bring won't be easy.
There are cases for several forwards, and cases against many of those same forwards. Whether it's players who are or aren't scoring goals, or even in the case of Juan Agudelo, a player who isn't starting at the moment in MLS, there will be plenty for Bob Bradley to consider.
Assuming Bradley selects four forwards, which four will he pick? He still has a month to decide, but Bradley is likely going to choose from a pool of forwards we are all very familiar with.
Here is a look at the candidates (along with your chance to pick which forwards should go):
Not starting at Bursaspor, but getting minutes. He did score a goal last month, and is in no real threat of not making the Gold Cup team. At this point the only question is whether Altidore is starting against Canada or not.
Has looked good since returning from an off-season elbow injury. As looked as good as fellow young striker Juan Agudelo, and has earned more playing time. His battle isn't with Agudelo though. It's with veterans like Gomez and Buddle.
A speedy threat who also has the strength to ward off defenders, Agudelo isn't starting for New York but he has still managed some magical moments in MLS play this season. He's only 18 but it's tough to see him not making the squad.
The lack of quality speed forward options coupled with Davies' strong form in MLS makes him a very good candidate to make the Gold Cup team. As much as Bradley might want to take his time with Davies, it is tough to argue with the impact Davies is making in MLS play and the qualities he is showing.
A hot streak to end the Mexican League regular season put Gomez back on the radar, but with Bunbury looking good, Gomez could be on the outside looking in. He has nudged ahead of Edson Buddle though for the time being.
Getting minutes if not starting regularly for German second division side Ingolstadt, Buddle has helped the club climb out of relegation danger. Has he done enough to climb back into the Gold Cup picture? It's a toss-up between him and Gomez, but Bunbury remains the player Buddle will most likely have to compete with for a spot.
Getting regular minutes during his loan to Preston North End, but hasn't done all that much with the playing time. He's an old stand-bye who has a good chance of at least getting a camp invite, but it's tough to see him cracking the top four.
Still doing well in MLS, but the reigning MLS Golden Boot winner just doesn't look like a realistic threat to edge out any of the top six.
Only recently back from a long-term injury, Findley can't possibly be chosen ahead of Agudelo or Davies. Can he?
Injuries have curtailed his MLS season and he's a LONG shot. Honestly, he's got no shot at this point.
A very promising start to his rookie season, Bruin is a perfect candidate for the January national team camp, but he's not ready to beat out the leading candidates on this list for a Gold Cup place.
Now it's your turn to pick. Select the FOUR forwards from the list below that you think should be on this summer's Gold Cup roster:
Who did you select and why? Which forward do you absolutely NOT want to see on the Gold Cup roster? Which forward combination are you hoping to see against Canada?
Share your thoughts below.