cwil177 LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jun 2011 8243 posts
re: Stuart Holden (Posted on 3/24/13 at 10:08 am to USAjurgen2011)
Depends on the formation, but I would think he would probably move into Clint's position behind the striker and Clint would move out left. Gomez could shift right, thereby removing Zusi from Friday's lineup.
It's possible if it's a 4-2-3-1 that he plays in one of the 2 positions, but I think Jones and Bradley have that on lockdown.
Crede15 Alabama Fan Member since Jun 2009 12586 posts
re: Stuart Holden (Posted on 3/24/13 at 10:26 am to USAjurgen2011)
I'm not really expecting anything. If he makes it all the way back, great. He's a pretty long way away I would think.
As for a position, he's just a central midfielder to me. Don't like the idea of him playing as a 10 at all. He could fill in on the right, although I'm kind of tired of central midfielders playing out wide. He at least crosses the ball well, whereas I have no idea what Williams adds when he's on the right.
He's a central mid. Very similar to Arteta in that he is a volume tackler and a hard worker. He does a good job of getting attacks going when possession turns over, and one of the few american players that understands (like Bradley) how to play the simple passes and keep possession.
I really believe that Bradley and Holden in our midfield would give us the ability to complete with the top 20 teams in the world.