When the U.S. opens against England at the World Cup this summer, here’s who will start the game, says SI soccer columnist Grant Wahl:
Keeper: Tim Howard.
Defenders: Jonathan Spector, Oguchi Onyewu, Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra.
Midfielders: Stuart Holden, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Landon Donovan.
Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey.
With the improbable return of Charlie Davies at forward, Wahl moved Dempsey to forward “because [he] scored all three of his goals at the Confederations Cup from the forward position and has been hot-and-cold for the U.S. as a midfielder.”
Not a bad lineup. But I worry about Spector and Holden. Who do you see as our biggest liability?