Torres is no attacking player - even a cursory glance at his career goal and assist totals or watching him should demonstrate that to anybody. Neither Bradley or Arena would have have called a roster that defensive, so maybe I am old school in wanting the USMNT to have players actually capable of hurting defenses. Given that Gomez is simply a poacher (at best), that leaves only Shea, Donovan, Dempsey and Altidore with this ability. I hope Klinsmann isn't ready to give up and go defensive. Once again, I pray that your assessment of his prognosticating abilities is inaccurate (and I think there is very little chance that Gatt will come and most likely that spot will be taken by a real forward, though I would drop a defender as well, since Fabian Johnson can cover a defender position. My projected roster (trying to think like Klinsmann, though I don't really get him so far): Goalkeepers Tim Howard - Everton Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake Brad Guzan - Aston Villa Defense Carlos Bocanegra - Rangers Clarence Goodson - Brondby Steve Cherundolo - Hannover Timothy Chandler - FC Nurnberg Tim Ream - Bolton Oguchi Onyewu - Sporting Lisbon Eric Lichaj - Aston Villa Fabian Johnson - Hoffenheim Midfielders Michael Bradley - Chievo Verona Jermaine Jones - Schalke Danny Williams - Hoffenheim Maurice Edu - Rangers Jose Torres - Pachuca Brek Shea - FC Dallas Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy Freddy Adu - Philidelphia Union Forwards Jozy Altidore - AZ Alkmaar Herculez Gomez - Santos Laguna Clint Dempsey - Fulham CJ Saphong - Sporting KC My point about Shea is that he did not fail with the U-23s. The team was set up poorly, but still scored a lot of goals, which is Shea's job, which he did adequately even though he is a little burned out (probably from playing in the off season instead of resting). He is seen as a failure either because the BSers declaring him as such had unreasonable expectations or he doesn't look like their expectation of a USMNT player.