Anyone playing a 4-1-4-1, with MB as the 1 in front of the defense, against a team like Curacao or tonight against Jamaica, is asking for problems. Especially when you combine it with an ineffective, unaggressive, half-hearted, confused and individualistic forward press. Ye Gawds. We don't have a left back! This is not a revelation. We haven't had one in a coons age. We are effectively playing a 3 man backline with Ream in there, so why not just play one and forget the overly complicated RB as also a CM that our resident genius on our bench has come up with! No need to overcomplicate this. Just play a 3-4-3 or a 3-5-2 and forget about it. Or, heck, even pull out Klinsi's old 4-4-2 Diamond if you have to play MB. He MAY be able to play as a deep lying regista spraying diagonal balls from deep - at least when he has some time - IF you surround him with a couple of box to boxers or one of them and a winger who will defend. If you want to play Zardes, he will do that work! I am afraid our brain trust is overly fond of its own genius. But if we trot out the formation we played against Curacao with MB as the sole windshield wiper in front of our back-whatever-it-is, we are gonna get worked - unless that press has improved about 200% in the last couple of days.