Goodson can't be a starter in the backline/We're in deep doodoo in the centerback zone - While we saw a pretty sterling effort from Geoff Cameron, there wasn't much good news from that area. Carlos Bocanegra went down with an injury, and Clarence Goodson made poor decision after poor decision in his time on the field, with and without the ball. The January friendlies/camp is the next get together for the U.S. before the Hexagonal, I believe, and Juergen is going to have to keep a close eye on who impresses there. Jones and Bradley don't look like they can be in any kind of midfield set up together - At all. Individually, I would never think of calling either of these guys anything but top-notch players, and Jermaine Jones probably wasn't as bad as many fans ( including myself) will say he was this game. However, we're not going to generate anything offensively with these two next to one another in the midfield. No, neither of these guys are defensive midfielders, but putting them together is not enough to generate an attacking threat, at least in a 4-3-3/4-1-4-1 ahead of an actual defensive midfielder. For the moment, it seems best to have one (most likely Bradley) in front of someone like Danny Williams or Maurice Edu ( I'll get to that in a second) and next to/behind someone with more guile like Mikkel Diskerud (he's in here too, hold on ), at least if you're planning on playing a 4-3-3/4-1-4-1. For the moment, Jones is a lovely option off the bench that can play plenty of positions. Maurice Edu *inserts foot in mouth* - The guy had a good appearance. What else can I say? He looked sharp with the ball. Over dribbled/over-thought in some bad areas a few times, but he had a hand in the goal and did more than his part defensively. However, this isn't a full concession on my beliefs on Edu. I still think it was silly to ever have Mo as a #8, where Bradley and/or Jones were today. He's delivered some great performances as a defensive midfielder, however, and he should play no deeper or higher up the pitch than that exact spot it seems. I've always been okay with that. Mikkel Diskerud *grins wryly* - I've been calling for the kid for a while now, and he finally got his chance. This is only his third cap, and he was once again involved in some late game craziness, scoring the equalizer in the dying minutes. I still think he should have been brought on much earlier. Hell, I would have started the kid if I had my say. If the USA is going to continue playing a 4-3-3, then he's a good option as the most attacking of the central trio, just ahead/next to Michael Bradley. Jozy Altidore - Tough to judge here. He once again lacked any kind of service for a pretty significant chunk of the match. However, he didn't do a lot to cover himself in glory when he did get for a brief while, although he did set up Jermaine Jones with a good run and cutback that should have at least been placed on target. He needs to be seen with a full-strength U.S. side. in order for us to truly know if he can translate his club goals into something for country, and for us to know Juergen's plans with him. Other little things - Sacha Kljestan had another good performance. Can't see why he doesn't get a guarenteed role on the bench for the U.S. in the Hexagonal. Timothy Chandler looked good coming up the flank. Fabian Johnson looked fairly active going forward too, but he's still a little suspect defensively. Welcome back Juan Agudelo. He'll still need to work at Chivas USA, but it's nice to know he's got his head in the game (even with that mohawk...). Terrance Boyd was also involved in the second goal in his short time on the field. So long as he continues working hard over at Vienna, he'll keep getting looks and keep building for the future.