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willymeaux
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With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?

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GK: Brad Guzan
GK: Sean Johnson
DEF: Geoff Cameron
DEF: Timmy Chandler
DEF: Clarence Goodson
MID: Maurice Edu
MID: Sacha Kljestan
MID: Danny Williams
MID: Graham Zusi
MID: Stuart Holden
FWD: Eddie Johnson
FWD: Herculez Gomez



Tennessee Jed
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
that looks about right. I still think we could see Chandler replace Cherundolo(35 in Feb 2014) or Beasley.

Cameron may have a spot when next year rolls around too. still interested to see where Hughes places him.


aaaaannnndddd, for better or worse. Jones typlically plays farther up the field than Bradley.
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Keys Open Doors
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
I am scared of Beasley against better teams. did you watch the last 5 minutes of the game where Panama kept attacking his side with long balls and set pieces? A better team can do that all day against him.

I like your starting line-up otherwise. I vaguely remember Chandler playing at LB a couple of times in friendlies. If he can play there, that would be perfect. Otherwise, we have to go with Fabian at LB.

Subs

GK: Guzan, any one of Rimando, Hall, Hamid, or Johnson although I am still pissed at Johnson for not getting to the Olympics
DF: Beasley, Cameron, Goodsen, Bocanegra
MF: Danny Williams, Zusi, Edu, someone dynamic like Shea/Gatt/Mix or a healthy Holden
Attack: Gomez, Eddie Johnson

Holden hasn't shown us yet that he has his 2010-11 Bolton form back yet. Hope he does in the Gold Cup.


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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
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although I am still pissed at Johnson for not getting to the Olympics


That loss is every bit as much Hamid's fault. He was (badly) hurt, knew it, stayed in the game and gave up a cheap goal in a game we were dominating.

Without that, there is no opportunity for the ref (same guy as last night, btw) to give them 277463264 minutes of stoppage time to get a winner.


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Dalosaqy
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
Jury's out on Gonzales for me. Caught napping at least twice v. Panama.


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darryljames30
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
What happened to Brek Shea?


The Boat
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
Not enough 35 year olds.


willymeaux
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
Stevie C > Timmy brah.


americanoutlaw
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
I mostly agree with the OP's XI, but I think Zusi starts on the right and landon shifts to the left. I really don't see beasley starting, and I think I'd want Fabian there. As much as the centerbacks still kind of worry me, I don't see anyone usurping them with only a year before the world cup. I know this is probably not realistic at all, but I hope a young guy like Jack McInerney gets a roster spot as an energy guy/ late sub.


tigerfan88
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
Why don't you and Jack McKinerney get a room already?


americanoutlaw
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
Something about young Philadelphia Union forwards, I was all aboard the Danny Mwanga train.
But I think giving a young striker a chance is a good idea. Between Jack McInerney, teal bunbury, terrence boyd, juan agudelo, and CJ sapong, I'd like to see the most in form guy get a shot (as a sub of course).


uway
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
We need another striker to emerge from the Gold Cup. Who is our top backup for Jozy right now? I would have very little confidence that any of them would score goals.


BobLoblaw
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
I think Klinsmann is making a huge mistake if he's counting on Beasley to be our starter at LB going into the World Cup. Our number 2 striker at this point is probably Boyd, followed by Herc and EJ. I think given our midfield depth, if something happened to Jozy in a big match we might see Deuce slide up top.


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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
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We need another striker to emerge from the Gold Cup. Who is our top backup for Jozy right now

Bobby Wood FTW


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etm512
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
Yeah striker depth is my biggest fear right now. If Jozy goes down Deuce sliding up top is probably our best option although I dont like it. He's best when playing off of the striker. Right now I would say EJ is right behind Jozy, then Herc, then I drink heavily.


americanoutlaw
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
I think we'll see a lot of experimentation up top at the gold cup. Hopefully someone rises above the rest of the group


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Tennessee Jed
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
Alpha and Omega - Conor Casey

1. Young Josmer
2a. Herc
2b. EJ
4. Wondolowski
5. Buddle
6. Agudelo
7. Bunbury


americanoutlaw
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
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1. Young Josmer
2a. Herc
2b. EJ
4. Wondolowski
5. Buddle
6. Agudelo
7. Bunbury

Where's boyd? I really hope we don't ever use wondo or buddle again.


Tennessee Jed
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
ooh yah, he totally slipped my mind. plug him in after EJ.


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Sheep
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re: With a year to go to Brazil, what's your XI look like?
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Right now I would say EJ is right behind Jozy, then Herc, then I drink heavily


Robbie Findley has been playing well for Real Salt Lake.

AND he already has World Cup experience.















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