Our midfield is the position that most fans brag about having the most talent and by far being the most crowded. But we are fooling ourselves if we think we are set at center defensive midfield. For the record, Klinsy refuses to deploy Jones as a center defensive midfielder and Bradley is best utilized further up the field as well. Then, Zusi, Kljestan, Torres, Corona, Diskerud, Feilhaber, and Bedoya...none are defensive midfielders. So, look at who we have. Williams is our best bet, but he's still questionable and has not done that great this year in the Bundesliga. Edu is our second best bet, but he can't even make the bench for Stoke City. Edu is an excellent stopper, but he offers nothing as far as creating the attack. Then things get a whole lot more desperate. Kyle Beckerman is next in line. There's no nice way to say, but that Beckerman is poor, and he's only going to continue to be poorer. He's better than Edu as far as passing, but he's very clumsy, slow, and loses his mark. Who's next? Alfredo Morales. The guy who cannot even crack a Bundesliga2 squad. Not much hope there. And in MLS, we have Sam Cronin, Ricardo Clark, Jeff Larentowicz, and Perry Kitchen who are most natural center defensive midfielders, and Dax McCarty (who is more of a two-way midfielder too). None of these options were considered good enough for Klinsy to even take a look at. The good news is that Jones could be a good defensive midfielder if we needed him to be. Also, a midfield of Jones, Bradley, and the return of an in-form Holden would make most teams across the world afraid. Furthermore, Williams and Morales are both very young, and we can hold hope that they develop more. Also, Edu could be a good veteran presence if he can figure out his club situation. Finally, while chances are very bleak, there might still be an ember (a very small ember) that Osvaldo Alonso could make the switch too.