Friday, January 30, 2009

A stab at a starting lineup

I know it's early still and lots will happen between now and Feb. 11, but I'd venture to say that this is what the US lineup could look like when they line up to face Mexico.

I'd say 10 of the 11 are pretty safe, with the exception being DaMarcus Beasley as Bob Bradley may opt for Jose Francisco Torres on the left given the youngster's knowledge of Mexico as well as his ability and form. An outside shot I'd say may be Jonathan Bornstein in place of Heath Pearce on the left, as Bornstein had success against Mexico in two wins over El Tri in 2007.

But the rest look pretty safe bets to start right now.


Anonymous said...


Start JF Torres.


Anonymous said...

Luis, will you be doing a starting line up for Mexico? Curious to see who you think will start.

Roberto A. said...

Possible line-up:

Cherundolo Bocanegra Onyewu Pearce
Bradley Clarke
Dempsey Kjlestan Torres
Donovan Ching

Also, Donovan can go to central midfield (instead of Sacha) with Jozy Altidore playing on top, but I like the idea of him coming off the bench with Freddy Adu for a change of pace.
José Fco. Torres said yesterday that he's been officially called up by the US.