A couple of comments; One, I believe that the 4-4-2 works quite well for the US. It could work better if Aly was given less defensive responsibility. Having a midfielder slipping forward is a great way to confuse defenses vs the standard 4-3-3. The problem with the 4-3-3 is that you just mark them all and forget about it. With 2 forwards they can roam a lot more making marking assignments difficult. Also with the 4-4-2 you possess the ball more because you have more passing options. I hope we don't get back to an over the top style of play that is what makes soccer boring. Example being Canada and Norway. It can be effective but it sure is ugly. Possess, possess and possess some more. As long as you possess the ball the other team can't score. It seems the US really had their way with Canada as they dominated all the statistics except for penalties and offsides but that is what we have seen from Canada before. 13 to 6 on shots, 7 to 3 on goal, and 6 to 1 corners. I'l take my chances with the US.