Projected Lineups/Depth Charts 2012 version

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  1. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone who thinks they know their team, provide the board with your best guess as to the proected lineup or depth chart of your favorite team.

    I will try with LA.

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]
    Keane, Buddle,
    Stephens, Donovan, Sarvas, Beckham,
    Dunivant, de la Garza, Leonardo, Franklin,
    Saunders[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Typical Bench:

    Perk, Boyens, Meyer, Nakazawa, Cardozo, Barrett, Jordan
     
  2. ssanchez

    ssanchez Member

    Oct 15, 2000
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Magee in for Stephens.
     
  3. burud111

    burud111 Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Connecticut
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As of now for New England:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Moreno, Cardenas(withdrawn), Feilhaber, Simms, Joseph, Rowe, Barnes, Soares, Lozano, Alston, Reis[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    In case you want a 3-5-2:
    [LINEUP-3-5-2]Moreno, Cardenas, Rowe, Simms, Feilhaber, Joseph, Guy, Barnes, Lozano, Soares, Reis[/LINEUP-3-5-2]

    Subs: Tierney, Polak, Fagundez, Guy, Schilawski, Shuttleworth, McCarthy

    Formation might be different of course
     
  4. core34510

    core34510 New Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DC:

    Pontius - Salhili
    DeRo - Branko - Najar
    Kitchen
    Woolard - McDonald - Dudar - Russell
    Hamid

    Subs: Cronin, Wolff, Santos, White, King, Cruz, Jakovic

    Honestly, it's hard to guess how Branko and DeRo will play together.
     
  5. Dills

    Dills Moderator
    Staff Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Union, kind of a 4-1-3-2 for home games, with Carroll as the lone CDM:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Mwanga, Martinez^, Daniel*, Adu /\, Carroll \/, Khalfan/M Farfan, Lopez, Califf (c), Valdes, Williams, MacMath[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    The Union, in a 4-2-2-2 "empty bucket" for away games, with a CDM tandem of Carroll/Gomez:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Mwanga, Martinez^, Daniel*, Carroll \/, Gomez \/, Khalfan/M Farfan, Lopez, Califf (c), Valdes, Williams, MacMath[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Unless Nowak decides to sell of some of those guys too. But like our forum tagline says, we're taking bets on his starting XI. Nowak's lineups are like a box of chocolates.

    SUBS: Harrison, G Farfan, Torres, McInerney, Hoffman, Okugo, Pfeffer

    ^Assumes the rumored Pajoy signing doesn't go through
    *Assumes his visa issues are squared away and he will return to the team.
     
  6. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    -Switch DeRo with Pontius, as that is where each player was positioned last year.
    -Switch Willis for Cronin, as Cronin is no longer on the team.
    -Not sure Wolff is an automatic back-up. DeLeon offers more versatility as far as tactics and ability to provide coverage for most of the offensive positions.
    -Switch Korb for White, as Korb is the more versatile wide defender.
    -King will probably lose out to one of the DM trialists (Svard/Saragosa), but for now he makes the sub bench.
     
  7. AmeriSnob

    AmeriSnob Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Queens
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A few ways we can go with this with all the new names, but here's what I think will be the lineup:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]
    Henry, Rodgers/Cooper,
    Lindpere, Marquez, Tainio, Richards,
    Miller, Conde, Holgersson, Solli,
    Vuolo[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Bench: Meara, Keel, Borrajo, Ballouchy, McCarthy, Agudelo, Cooper/Rodgers

    But I've seen people projecting a 4-3-3, which would probably mean this (bench is the same):

    [LINEUP-4-3-3]
    Richards, Henry, Agudelo,
    Lindpere, Tainio/Marquez ▲, Marquez/Tainio,
    Miller, Conde, Holgersson, Solli,
    Vuolo[/LINEUP-4-3-3]

    The forwards can also be Henry/Rodgers/Richards.
     
  8. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As of right now in Colorado once everyone is healthy:

    [LINEUP-4-3-3]Mullan,Casey,Cummings,Larentowicz,Castrillon,Mastroeni,Freeman,Moor,Wynne,Kimura,Pickens[/LINEUP-4-3-3]
     
  9. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    D'oh, I knew I forgot someone important in that LM spot. :eek:
     
  10. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's tough to say at the moment for the San Jose Earthquakes since they're still trying out trialists and are still trying to get last year's loanee Simon Dawkins to return for at least one more season, but as it stands right now, the starting lineup will likely be:


    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Lenhart, Wondolowski, Baca/Salinas, Alexandre, Moreno, Chávez, Corrales/Morrow, Bernárdez, Hernandez/Opara, Beitashour, Busch[/LINEUP-4-4-2]
     
  11. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounders are relatively easy as we pretty much know who will be starters. The only exceptions are who will be LB and whether or not Sivebaek will be a starter or depth. There is also Zakuani's health to consider, but that's not really going to be an issue until the summer anyways.

    With Sivebaek as sub:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Ochoa, Montero, Fernandez, Evans, Alonso, Rosales, Gonzalez/Burch, Hurtado,Parke, Johansson, Gspurning[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Bench: Scott, Ianni, Sivebaek, Neagle, Fucito, Carrasco, Burch/Gonzalez

    With Sivebaek as starter and Montero or Rosales as a withdrawn forward:

    [LINEUP-4-3-3]Ochoa, Montero, Rosales, Fernandez, Alonso, Sivebaek, Gonzalez/Burch, Hurtado, Parke, Johansson, Gspurning[/LINEUP-4-3-3]

    Bench: Scott, Ianni, Evans, Neagle, Fucito, Carrasco, Burch/Gonzalez

    With healthy Zakuani:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Ochoa, Montero, Zakuani, Fernandez, Alonso, Rosales, Gonzalez/Burch, Hurtado,Parke, Johansson, Gspurning[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Bench: Scott/Ianni, Evans, Sivebaek, Neagle, Fucito, Carrasco, Burch/Gonzalez
     
  12. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First XI for RSL is pretty much exactly the same as in years past:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Espindola, Saborio/Paulo Junior, Johnson, Morales, Beckerman, Grabavoy, Wingert, Olave, Borchers/Schuler, Beltran, Rimando[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Bench (total shot in the dark):
    Paulo Junior, Gil, Alvarez, Martinez, Toia, Schuler, Reynish

    Saborio had knee surgery in the offseason and is questionable to start the season. Hence the slash with Paulo Junior

    Borchers also had offseason surgery and is questionable (though very likely) to start the season.

    Depth (listed from likely to contribute to likely not making it in reserve matches)

    FW: Paulo Junior, Agorsor, Arnoux, Bonfigli

    MF: Gil, Alvarez, Martinez, Velasquez, Muniz,

    DF: Schuler, Toia, Cruz, Alemdia

    GK: Reynish, Fernandez


    Players in camp now but not certain will be on squad:
    Neal (MF)
    Steal (MF)
    Bengelloun (DF)
    Knight (DF)
    Tanaka (DF)
     
  13. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    ------------------------SALIHI
    ------------------------------DEROSARIO
    PONTIUS--------------------------------------------NAJAR
    ----------------BOSKOVIC
    ------------------------------KITCHEN
    WOOLARD--------JAKOVIC------------DUDAR---------RUSSELL
    ---------------------------HAMID

    bench : WILLIS, MCDONALD, KORB, KING, CRUZ, WOLFF, SANTOS

    I reckon there will be at least one more player to the top 18 before season starts. Probably a left back that would push Woolard to the bench and Korb to the reserves. Possibly a new center mid that would challenge for King's bench spot.
     
  14. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [LINEUP-3-5-2]Puppo,Oduro,Pappa,Robayo,Grazzini(c),Pardo,Nyarko,Segares,Gibbs,Gargan,Johnson[/LINEUP-3-5-2]

    Subs:Nolly,Barouch,Dube,Pause,Bone,Anibaba,Kinney
     
  15. X@V!3R

    X@V!3R Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Land of the Lost
    Not sure I see too much on the bench, but on pixel, the starting XI looks pretty good. Besides Puppo being somewhat of an unknown, it remains to be seen how much Pardo has left and whether that defense will put up much resistance.

    Very curious to see how Robayo performs since I was really hoping DC would pick him up.
     
  16. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pappa and Nyarko as wingbacks? That might actuaully work out.
     
  17. pdxsoccerfan

    pdxsoccerfan Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Portland Timbers
    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Nagbe, Boyd, Alhassan, Jewsbury, Chara, Songo'o, Chabala, Brunner, Mosquera, Palmer, Perkins[/LINEUP-4-4-2]
    Bench: Gleeson, Danso, Wallace, Alexander, Zizzo, Perlaza, Dike

    Frank Songo'o hasn't actually been signed yet but he is a trialist who has been very impressive in all the practices so far and it looks like the Timbers are planning on signing him. There is a lot of competition at some positions and some of the players listed as being on the bench could end up being starters.
     
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  18. Soccergodlss

    Soccergodlss Member+

    Jun 21, 2004
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Houston
    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Bruin, Carr, Davis, Camargo, Moffat, Clark, Ashe, Cameron, Boswell, Hainault, Hall[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Bench: Weaver, Taylor, Watson, Dixon, Sturgis, Sarkodie, Deric

    We desperately need another forward and another probably another player on the right hand side.
     
  19. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    There is no way that Klopas is going with the 3-5-2. Our line-up will look more like this to start the season:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Puppo, Oduro, Pappa, Grazzini, Pardo, Nyarko, Segares, Gibbs, Anibaba, Gargan, Johnson[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Imagine Grazzini tucked in behind the forwards in a 4-3-1-2
     
  20. chiladd

    chiladd Member+

    Mar 21, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I was just going to say the same thing.right side we may see pause as a wingback mf .something like this

    —-------------—puppo-----------
    -----------------------------------------oduro-
    ---------------------grazzini------------------
    pappa-----------------------------------------
    ----------------------pardo-----------pause
     
  21. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just basing it off your projected lineup, I agree with you forward is definitely the weak link. An upgrade of either Clark and/or Moffatt/Camargo wouldn't hurt as well.
     
  22. Formulaic

    Formulaic Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First XI for SKC seems mostly agreed upon in our forums along these lines-

    [LINEUP-4-3-3]Convey, Sapong, Kamara, Espinoza, Cesar, Zusi, Sinovic, Besler, Collin, Myers, Puma[/LINEUP-4-3-3]

    Subs haven't been talked about as much. My take: Bunbury, Nagamura, Harrington, Saad, Kronberg/Kempin, Cyrus, Diop. A couple of the draft picks will get some time too as players are gone for NT duty (particularly Bunbury on the Olympic team). Hopefully they can really challenge for roster spots.

    Bunbury and Sapong are probably interchangeable in the first XI (I personally think Teal will get the starts, but I would rather see CJ).
     
  23. Soccergodlss

    Soccergodlss Member+

    Jun 21, 2004
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe Houston's Defense/GK combination may be the best in the league. Unfortunately, their attack is entirely dependent on a Brad Davis Corner/FK up to this point.
     
  24. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Close. With the current players signed to contracts, the starting lineup will almost surely be:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]
    Buddle, Keane,
    Magee, Sarvas, Beckham, Donovan,
    Dunivant, Boyens/Meyer, DeLaGarza, Franklin,
    Saunders[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    It seems that, barring a last-minute signing of another center-back, Boyens and Meyer are fighting for the starting spot in place of Omar Gonzalez, at least until Leonardo returns from injury in April.

    And then for CCL games, with Sarvas being cup-tied, Stephens or Nakazawa would be the obvious choices to replace him....
     
  25. whiteisthecolour

    whiteisthecolour Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    Miyazaki, Japan
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    [​IMG]

    A lot of people had us billed as a 4-3-3 based on Rennie's preferences in the past, but he's been playing a 4-4-2 lately in training:
    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Hassli, Le Toux, Camilo, Thorrington, Marques, Harris, Rochat, DeMerit, Bonjour, Lee, Cannon[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Main subs: Nguyen, Tan, Mattocks, Watson, Boxall, Mitchell, Koffie
     

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