Playing two true defensive mids just invites opposing pressure. It's what killed us in Jamaica on a shitty field. Who knows what the conditions will be in Honduras in February? If Williams is playing, Jones should not be on the field and vice versa. Bradley acting as a deep lying playmaker is enough defensive cover.
I also have no faith in Clarence Goodson at this point. That penalty he gave up in Russia was moronic and in a long line of recent defensive gaffes.
I'd much prefer us to play with two true center forwards to allow Jozy to get on the ball more often. Unfortunately Klinsmann prefers a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 which leave Altidore isolated without constant service. If we had a midfield trio that could retain possession with simple passing (i.e. not Jones and Edu), then a 4-3-3 would work.
Dempsey-Kljestan (Zusi or Corona)-Donovan
Having Bradley in the hole and a confident playmaking center mid like Kljestan (or Zusi or Corona) would solve the black hole that has developed between our midfield and Altidore recently. Watch Kljestan's assist in the Anderlecht game today. It's a pinpoint curving through pass; quality totally missing from our games recently.
In an old Bob Bradley bucket 4-4-2
This post was edited on 12/4 at 11:38 pm