I have no goddamn idea what Klinsmann is going to do with the US’s WC lineup, what formation they’ll use, etc. and he has some tough decisions. Some of the best options in certain spots (eg Fabian Johnson at left back) probably work better in other places (eg Fabian Johnson at left midfield) and some of the other best options at spots (Geoff Cameron at RB) are REALLY needed elsewhere (centerback) so this should be interesting.
I have the US in a 4-4-2 below, but they could easily go with that 4-5-1 diamond they’ve been playing a lot as well. Note this is what I hope he does, not necessarily what I think he’ll do
I guess? I could also be persuaded to like Beasley at LB with Johnson at left mid (and they might need to do that against Ghana, where they need the 3 points), and Parkurst at right back. If they like the 4-5-1 look, I think Dempsey stays in a somewhat withdrawn striker role, which is what you’ll probably see from him anyways.
i do this every year, they’re always super wrong. can’t wait to see how dumb i look in 6 months!
AL West - Oakland A’s
AL Central - Detroit Tigers
AL East- Tampa Bay Rays
AL Wild Card - Texas Rangers
AL Wild Card - Boston Red Sox
A pretty boring collection of picks here, I guess. i think the rangers and red sox could each win their divisions, and the yankees have an outside shot at a wild card thanks to additions to their rotation.