Under Bob Bradley, the US moved the ball by and large up the flanks for the cross for our guys in the box. It would go, one of our sixes, to a striker or wing player to our overlapping defender in for a cross, dempsey or altidore or ching or casey in the box. It took time for Bob to realize that Dempsey finishing was probably better than Dempsey sitting back. JK, on the other hand wants to play a 4-2-3-1 but what ends up happening is our most clinical finishers are trying to assist players who can't rattle the cage. It is ponderous to watch the US have 7 or 8 men upfield and have no idea how to break down a defense. With Bob you rarely had more than 5 but they knew what they were about: finish the chance or retreat to fight another day. So it begs the question, do we use Dempsey to play the ball down the middle for Edu/Bradley/Williams/Shea to fumble away or do we use a combination of FJ, Dolo, Donovan to whip the ball in to the box for Dempsey and Altidore to finish? When we crowd the midfield with the 3 or 4 CM/DM imposters AND try to move the RB and LB up to overlap it leaves us entirely vulnerable to the counter and yet the RB/LB cross has proven to be very effective. My conclusion is that unless Torres/Feilhaber/Edu/Bradely learn to play the ball to the feet of Dempsey/Donovan/Altidore and create the chance, we are not taking full advantage of our strengths. The Beglium friendly is one of the most frustrating USMNT matches I have ever seen because we did so many good things and so many stupid things simultaneously that you got the feeling there was one really, really smart guy pulling the strings one way and another out to lunch. The spacing on offense was idiotic, but the defending and central passing was good. This is a long way to get to the point: Do we use Dempsey to set up players as CM or do we use him to finish the very few chances our other players provide him?