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Project the US Lineup for Japan

We are less than 24 hours away from Team USA’s Olympic opener versus Japan tomorrow. What lineup would you like to see? I know I’m dreaming but I’d like to see a 4-5-1 where Jozy Altidore becomes a reserve and We utilize our width to push the ball up the flanks.

Here is my ideal lineup:

——————————Guzan————————————

Wynne————Edu——————–Parkhurst—————Orozco—

—————————-Szetela————————————–

Kljestan———————-Feilhaber—————————Holden—

——————————Adu————————————-

—————————McBride————————————–

I know this is a major shakeup but much like Bruce Arena’s decision to shake up his side in the wake of poor performances in friendlies leading up to the 2002 World Cup, Nowak needs to make changes. It worked that time and could work again. What are our readers thoughts?


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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