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Sports Illustrated predicts U.S. starting lineup for World Cup — USA Soccer Stud


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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?

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