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Armchair coaching: The U.S. national team I would start Nov. 18 against Denmark — USA Soccer Stud

image10-300x224-1The United States will play at Denmark Nov. 18 as a warm up to next year’s World Cup in South Africa, which both teams qualified for. Denmark finished first in their group, ahead of Portugal. The U.S. finished first in their group as well, ahead of Mexico. Regional champs versus regional champs. Here’s who I would start I I were U.S. coach Bob Bradley, taking into account injures of course.

Tim Howard – The most obvious starter. Arguably the best American goal-keeper ever.

Defenders (the team’s biggest weakness)
Jonathan Bornstein – Not the best performance in recent games, but an unexpected and big goal in last game. Carlos Bocanegra – Not the best performance in recent games, but usually can be relied upon. Steve Cherundolo – He’s not bottom of the barrel.

Jonathan Spector – He’s not bottom of the barrel.

Midfielders Robbie Rogers – A ball hustler and good precision passing. Michael Bradley – Solid all around. Ricardo Clark – Defensively smart with an offensive mind. More threatening than Stuart Holden.

Clint Dempsey – In a recent slump, but the man can score goals. He’s sure to breakout soon.

Forwards Landon Donovan – Leading goal scorer thanks to his dangerous foot. ‘Nuff said.

Jozy Altidore – Hardest working forward on the team. Can create plays.

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