Your (revised) Starting Lineups?

Looks like the current roster (below) is the one we’ll be facing Panama with on Saturday.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Troy Perkins (Valerenga), Luis Robles (FC Kaiserslautern)

DEFENDERS (5): Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Jay Heaps (New England Revolution), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (Out of Contract)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Colin Clark (Colorado Rapids), Sam Cronin (Toronto FC), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Logan Pause (Chicago Fire), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)

FORWARDS (3): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United)

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Here’s what I think we’ll see:

Ching

Rogers         Arnaud      Holden

Cronin        Beckerman

Pearce                                                Evans

Marshall     Conad

Perkins

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Here’s what I’d LIKE to see:

Cooper

Rogers             Arnaud         Quaranta

Cronin     Holden

Pearce                                               Conrad

Marshall   Goodson

Perkins

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Who SHOULD start against Panama?

Who do you think WILL start against Panama?

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4 Responses

  1. Not sure who we should start but id like to see:
    Cooper Arnaud
    Rogers Quaranta
    Holden Beckerman
    Then the same defense that you have. Granted I didn’t get to see that much of Cronin but I’d like to see if Holden can have a calming effect on Beckerman.

  2. Like Bryce, I also have the same back 4 and keeper as you. Here’s my midfield and strikers:

    ——–Beckerman—–Holden—————
    Quaranta————————-Rogers
    ——-Cooper———–??????—-

    Very simple 4-4-2. I really don’t want to see Arnaud or Ching, but we’ll probably see both, knowing Bradley. Sam Cronin and Beckerman are interchangeable IMO, but for a knockout game I’ll take Kyle’s experience. Holden can be moved up in the middle of Tino and Rogers, or above Beckerman but below the two wingers. It doesn’t really matter; he seems to have a free-roaming role (which is good for a player like him). I’m amazed at how well he has taken over for De-Ro in Houston, and he’s not doing too shabby with the Nats, either.

  3. ———————–Perkins———————-
    Evans——Conrad—-Marshall—-Pearce
    Quaranta—Beckerman–Holden—-Rogers
    ———Ching——–Cooper/Arnaud——–

    I’d lean towards Arnaud because Panama are a bunch of hacks. He’ll be able to deal with that better than Cooper. Goodson in place of Conrad? Fine. Holden on the right and Cronin in the middle? Fine. Holden on the right, Cronin in the middle and Quaranta w/Ching? Fine.

    This is where the defense of our home undefeated streak really gets difficult ( I care more about that than this edition of the Gold Cup).

  4. I think your second lineup is more likely, except I would leave Conrad off and insert Evans at right back. Conrad is more of a known quantity and I’d like to see a little more of Evans

    I’d also be very unpopular and insert Heaps at left back. Pearce is pedestrian at best and I’d like to see what Heaps can do now that he’s more settled.

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