He would have a role if he were a DCM with Wes as a 2-way middie and someone else as either an ACM or CP as an ACM and someone else as a creative/attacking wide midfielder. Morales/Wes/Trapp does not have enough combined technical skill/attacking creativity. Both Wes and Morales right now have ACMs in front of them - playing league. If you are not a top domestic quality "ACM," it's unlikely you are a top international quality "ACM." Wes is learning to be a 2way holding middie at Schalke at the moment. He will grow into that role, but he can't do that and be a regular attacking fulcrum for the US. He's not that good yet (if ever). Sometimes the old tried and boring true - like say a diamond, Xmas tree or even 4-3-1-2 if you want to be defensive... but the idea this side can play without a strong central creative midfield presence against top teams is madness.