Pre-match: 2018 World Cup Qualifying: USA vs Honduras; March 24th in San Jose

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  1. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Country:
    United States
    2018 World Cup Qualifying:
    USA vs Honduras
    Friday, March 24th 2017
    Avaya Stadium
    San Jose, California
    10:30 PM (ET)
    Fox Sports 1 and Univison

    Current Hex Standings:

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    Other games that day:

    Trinidad and Tobago vs Panama in Port of Spain
    Mexico vs Costa Rica in Mexico City
     
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  2. Susaeta

    Susaeta BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 3, 2009
    Country:
    United States
    I would play something like this:

    ----------- Altidore ---- Wood

    -- Nagbe -------- Kljestan --------- Pulisic
    ------------------- McCarty

    Johnson - Brooks - Birnbaum - Chandler

    --------------------- Guzan
     
  3. Tony in Quakeland

    Jan 27, 2003
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Country:
    United States
    So what do we want? We want everyone else to tie every game while we win all of ours.

    More realistically, here is what I expect the standings to look like at the end of the day:

    Mexico - 7
    Panama - 7
    Costa Rica - 6
    Honduras - 3
    US - 3
    T&T - 0

    US behind Honduras on goal differential. Jorge Pinto's teams are organized defensively and hard to breakdown. The game will not be a blow out, but I think 2-0 it a reasonable expectation.
     
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  4. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Country:
    United States
    That's a brutal start time for you east coasters, and lately the games have actually started 30 minutes after the website lists them. At least it's a Friday
     
  5. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Country:
    United States
    So I know Howard and Deuce are likely out due to health, and Jones is out on yellows. Any other regulars unlikely to go or suspended?
     
  6. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Country:
    United States
    I wouldn't rule out T&T getting a home result against Panama, though overall you're probably right. Hopefully that 2nd game in Panama City can get us back in the top 4
     
  7. Tony in Quakeland

    Jan 27, 2003
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Country:
    United States
    It's the game I debated the most. I can see them losing, but a tie is possible. That would obviously drop them below Costa Rica. It would make third place that much closer for us.
     
  8. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Chandler is also suspended

    At this point Cameron is questionable at best
     
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  9. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    uh-oh

    Sciaretta http://americansoccernow.com/articles/4-thoughts-on-the-united-states-win-over-jamaica

    has this in mind

    -------------------------------------jozy---wood---------------------------
    -----------------------------------------Feilhaber




    -----johnson---------------------------------:eek:-----------------------------------pulisic





    -------------------------------------------Bradley---

    ---v.fana------------brooks---------------------------------z.man--------Yedlin?
     
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  10. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Country:
    United States
    Woody--------Jozy

    Nagbe-----Lletget-----Bradley-----Pulisic

    FabJo-----Brooks-----Hedges/Zimm------Yedlin

    ----------Guzan--------

    Subs I'd use: Manneh, Morris, and either Benny or Sacha

    If we're sticking Fab in midfield then I'd put Villafana at LB (which I hope is the case)
     
  11. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Zimmerman based on 90 minutes against Jamaica "C" is now starting a must win qualifier. O.K.
     
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  12. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    A must win game and people are putting Chandler and Zimmerman in the back line and Fabian Johnson in midfield?

    Maybe we don't deserve to qualify.
     
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  13. Mahtzo1

    Mahtzo1 Member+

    Jan 15, 2007
    I could live with this but I would change Yedlin for Chandler and Bradley for McCarty. I know Acosta had to leave camp early due to injury but I wonder where Arena sees him in hte 23? I know there are a lot of people that disagree with me on Bradley.
     
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  14. Susaeta

    Susaeta BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 3, 2009
    Country:
    United States
    My guess is most (including Arena) would prefer Bradley. I think he slows the game too much in attack and does not offer enough defensively. But I expect him to start.

    I forgot Chandler is suspended, so Yedlin probably does start. The other option is to put Johnson on the right and put a player like Villafaña left, but I think that is a pretty risky move.
     
  15. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    #15 Eighteen Alpha, Feb 5, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
    If we don't it won't be due to opinions on BS.
     
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  16. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Like the lineup. My only possible changes are to give Benny the start over Sascha. Also I am done with Chandler. Give Yedlin the start.

    Also, dont be afraid to pull Jozy in place of Morris. I think Morris/Wood has better potential chemistry. If it comes down to starting Wood OR Jozy, go with Wood hands down.
     
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  17. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    This game is a must win, and Bradley slows things down way too much. If we are preserving a lead, then yes, bring in Bradley.
     
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  18. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    I don't think it's a lock Guzan starts

    I think we might see this from Bruce

    Rimando/Guzan
    Yedlin-Brooks-Birnbaum-Villafana
    Pulisic-Bradley-Kjlestan-Johnson
    Wood-Altidore
     
  19. FreekickSmurf

    FreekickSmurf Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    United States
    I would go with a 4-3-3 consisting of-

    Pulisic--------Wood------Johnson
    ---------Feilhaber-------
    --------------------Nagbe----------
    -----------Bradley-----------------
    Villafana---Brooks---Gonzalez---Yedlin
    --------------Howard----------------


    I think we will see some combination of this or a 4-4-2 in which case I'd probably take out Feilhaber and put in Altidore. Also idk what would be better, a Howard coming off of injury or a Guzan coming of the bench???
     
  20. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Front line:
    ------------morris---agudelo---pulisic

    mids:
    -------------zardes--dax---Bradley

    back 4:
    some combo of

    -----Besler/fab---?-----?----Yedlin/fab


    subs: zusi or Feilhaber, jozy or wood

    if Zardes isn't fit I would use Zusi. Wood might get the nod over Agudelo based on match fitness.
     
  21. Techsan111

    Techsan111 Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    LW: Wood
    ST: Altidore
    RW: Pulisic
    LAM: Lletget
    RAM: Nagbe
    CM: Bradley
    LB: Johnson
    CB: Brooks
    CB: Cameron
    RB: Yedlin
    GK: Hamid

    Top subs: Morris, Manneh, Feilhaber, Villafana, Zimmerman, Guzan
     
  22. tbonepat11

    tbonepat11 Member+

    Jun 21, 2001
    My ideal lineup:

    Wood - Morris
    FJ - Nagbe - Benny - Pulisic
    Villa - Brooks - Birmbaum - Yedlin
    Guzan

    Subs: Carter-Vickers (for the cap tie), Lletget, Jozy. Dax if we need to tighten it up.

    What I expect:

    Wood - Jozy
    Nagbe - Lletget - MB - Pulisic
    FJ - Brooks - Birmbaum - Yedlin
    Guzan


    I think calling in and capping CCV is important. England fans/press are starting to talk about him more and more. He looks like he might break the starting 11 with the way they are playing.

    Brooks-CCV I hope is our CB pair for the next decade.
     
  23. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Country:
    United States


     
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  24. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    Man I'd like Johnson to not be called in for a while.
     
  25. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    You're gonna have to break Honduras and Panama down, and that means creativity and passing. Also gotta watch out for the counter

    ---------------------------Rimando----------------------
    --------------Hedges----------------Brooks------------
    ---Yedlin-------------------------------------FJ----------
    ----------------------Bradley------------------------------
    ---------------Sacha------Benny-------------------------
    -----Pulisic----------------------------Nagbe------------
    --------------------Green----------------------------------

    BENCH
    GK - Guzan
    CB - Birnbaum or Zimmerman
    FB - Villafan
    DM - Dax
    CM - Emo
    AM/ST - Wood
    ST - Jozy
     

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