I realize that by starting this thread i am bound to stir more controversy than it is probably worth. But for entertainment's sake i'm going to create MY starting XI i would like to see take the field in the first friendly. ( I'm aware that i will be lambasted for including rolfe due to my home-town bias but i think his play against scotland warrrants his inclusion.) If you wish to view the roster to see whose available the linke is here: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=291966 I actually took the time to write this down on paper so it wouldn't just be a sloppy, unbalanced 11. Formation: 4-4-2 Starting 11: Eddie Johnson, Chris Rolfe, Pablo Mastreoni, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Kyle Martino, Chris Albright, Heath Pearce, Jimmy Conrad, Eddie Pope, Matt Reis. Forwards: Rolfe, Johnson. (I think they could make a great pairing for the future if they learn to play off one another.) Midfield: Martino on the left, and Donovan on the right but also drifting into the hole to support the strikers. Dempsey and Mastreoni in the holding roles in the center. Defense: Albright on the right playing more as a wing-back to allow Landon more freedom to roam inside, with Heath Pearce on the left. Pope and Conrad holding down the centre back slots. Goalie: Not sure to be honest so i pluged in Reis. Subs I'd like to see: Wolff for Rolfe in the 70th minute. Hejduk for Albright in the 55th minute. Carroll for Mastreoni in the 65th minute.