If I were Bruce: The US Lineup For the Opener

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Keller
Onyewu Pope
Cherundolo Lewis
Mastroeni
Dempsey Reyna Beasley
Donovan
McBride
First subs of the bench:

Convey
Johnson
O’BrienI would employ a 4-5-1 or more truly a 4-4-1-1 formation that utilizes Landon Donovan’s playmaking by using him as a withdrawn striker/attacking midfielder. I have doubts about John O’Brien’s fitness and believe that Clint Dempsey is currently playing at a very high level and thus should start. Eddie Johnson should come off the bench, because much like game changing subs for Trinidad and Mexico the other day, Johnson’s pace and fresh legs could devestate an injured and aging Czech side late in the match. Bobby Convey should be the first sub regardless of the game situation. Convey is versatile and can play anywhere in the pitch.

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