I don't often start threads on here these days but this has been on my mind even before the youth success at the youth world cup. When you look at the performance of our strikers game after game struggling in front of net and having to "do the best we can" with Ching and Johnson. Occasionally we get to watch twellman head some shots over the bar... Why don't we just drop them and bring in the kids. Most of these guys are quite young already but when you look at the talent that Altidor, Zimmerman, Possibly Ferrari (though I haven't seen him play I heard good things), even Adu if we had to, why don't we just bring them in and loose the guys who can only hit the net when donovan presents it to them on a silver platter. Obviously we can do different things like moving Dempsey up top and sometimes Donovan to help us out but it still seems to be that if you can keep Donovan a step behind the forwards you get a much better performance... Dempsey isn't the best Right Mid i've ever seen but hopefully he will learn to cross and if he doesn't he'll still find a way to do something to get himself in a great position to put one away. Now, I am realistic... you can't just decide to dump them into the first team on day 1 and wave goodbye to your "vets"... All I'm suggesting is, we might wanna take a chance in some of these friendlies coming up and start and play guys like Kamani Hill, Charlie Davis, Jozey Altidor, Preston Zimmerman and let Johnson/Ching/Twellman watch from the sidelines or maybe ever from the states. Maybe we could give em a shot in the early rounds of qualifying. The first round (if it's anything like it was last time around) will likely match us up with someone like the Turks and Caicos, Montserrat, Cayman Islands, or the US or British Virgin Islands. Teams that even we could beat in our sleep, let these guys have a go... I think it's time we try to phase them out, what could it hurt? It might even motivate Johnson (who is looking better) to maybe take it a step past a jog. Just a thought. The striker situation to me is so frustrating right now. I see our team developing rather impressive depth at every position on the field but our strikers..... Well, I'm loosing my hair. It's nice we keep getting goals from Midfield and even the Back line.