Some might say, then we're up shit creek without a paddle. And that may be true. But really, what would we do? How would our tactics and formation change? And I just want to make the point that McBride getting hurt is entirely possible, if not likely. He could very easily have severe head to head contact with a defender and be lights out for the rest of the tourney. Or pull a hammy or something else. Let's just say it is at least somewhat likely and therefore worth considering. Of the players on our team, considering current form, McBride is probably the most irreplaceable player along with Donovan (I'd argue moreso than Donovan actually, as JOB/Convey could probably fill in for him at Amid). With the recent crisis in which we all realized we have no forwards beside McBride who we truly trust to perform at the WC, particularly no target forwards, what should Arena do if McBride goes down? Can EJ be our target...at least to check back for the ball and recieve it with his back to goal? We all know Donovan does not like doing this, and I think we're pretty sure Twellman and Ching would be turnover machines in the WC if they ever got the ball in the first place. Thoughts? Who'd be our forward(s)?