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Broski
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Cherundolo admits he's old and makes sure to do some extra stretching. He admitted so in an interview.


Well no shite he's old and he has to do more conditioning than a younger guy like Chandler to be match fit, but when both he and Chandler are match fit, Dolo > Chandler.






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hendersonshands
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Dolo probably isn't as good as Chandler anymore, even before the injury. He's given better performances for the USMNT but Chandler is currently the better player.





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225bred
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Dolo probably isn't as good as Chandler anymore, even before the injury. He's given better performances for the USMNT but Chandler is currently the better player.

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tripleLindy
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Dolo probably isn't as good as Chandler anymore, even before the injury. He's given better performances for the USMNT but Chandler is currently the better player.


I haven't watched Chandler for his club team yet, but his showing against Honduras was about as bad as it gets.






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fightingtigers98
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I haven't watched Chandler for his club team yet, but his showing against Honduras was about as bad as it gets.

the whole backline played like shit






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Stewie Griffin
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I haven't watched Chandler for his club team yet, but his showing against Honduras was about as bad as it gets.



I'm going to chalk that up to fatigue because of travel and weather.

I think using vets on the road like that, guys who know how to prepare their bodies for Central America weather and who have the mental fortitude to fight through fatigue, is the best option.

But Chandler will be our right back in 2014, should we qualify.

As to the original question, Holden is certainly capable of playing a right mid. But he's best in the middle.

With F. Johnson's ability to get forward, I think our best bet is a three man midfield of Bradley, Jones, and Holden, with Dempsey narrow on the left, F. Johnson overlapping him, and a true wide right, hopefully Landon. If not Landon, a Gatt or Zusi or even Eddie Johnson might work, but it needs to be someone who can get to the touchline and swing the ball in. Jones has the ability to cover for Johnson on the left, and Bradley and Holden can hold down the middle as excellent tacklers. Holden can provide, hopefully, the creative impetus out of midfield to play balls forward into feet, while Bradley can spray the long balls, make the driving runs, and be the disruptive force.

That's my dream scenario, anyway.






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225bred
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Stewie I couldn't have said it better myself





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tripleLindy
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Fatigue did seem to play a big part for a majority of the guys that day. It will be nice to see that group back on US soil.





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Stewie Griffin
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I'm also a fan of Danny Williams as a defensive mid, but he's too inconsistent for us now, and a three-man midfield of Williams-Jones-Bradley is too defensive and static in skillset.





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225bred
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Also agree with you there.. How do you think a 4-4-2 would do with Jozy and Deuce up top, Shea at LM and Zusi/EJ/Donovan the RM and Stu and Bradley be the 2 central mid's with Stu staying further up the pitch and Bradley stay deeper with his long passing ability and well timed runs.





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McRebel42
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Yes.

Now depending on how you want to play, you can switch Holden with Jones for a more defensive team or vice versa.


ETA: I would probably start chandler instead of Cherundolo JMO

Gatt is another winger I'd look at ...



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Stewie Griffin
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Also agree with you there.. How do you think a 4-4-2 would do with Jozy and Deuce up top, Shea at LM and Zusi/EJ/Donovan the RM and Stu and Bradley be the 2 central mid's with Stu staying further up the pitch and Bradley stay deeper with his long passing ability and well timed runs.



I love a 4-4-2 because of the type of player Dempsey is.

I don't know if Shea is ready to be a starter in a World Cup. I'm not sold on him yet, but he can be a spark off the bench.

I also don't see Jones coming off the bench. He's probably the third best field player behind Bradley and Dempsey.






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Broski
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I also don't see Jones coming off the bench. He's probably the third best field player behind Bradley and Dempsey.


Yup, which is why I like that initial starting XI I posted. Dempsey is still very good on the wing and Shea is so feast or famine right now.






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