Aron Johannsson continues his scoring run to start 2014 by scoring his 20th goal of the season across all competitions in AZ’s 2-0 win over Roda JC in the Dutch Cup. Here is his goal.
What a finish.
The more I think about it, the more I think Johannsson might take the starting spot in Brazil from…….Bedoya (not Altidore)
Specifically, Bedoya is now the starting USMNT RW (not Zusi) and he seems to have lost his starting spot at Nantes. Further, he is not playing RW as consistently (often playing CAM instead). With that being the case, I think Klinsmann could decide to move Dempsey to RW and move Johannsson underneath…
No way Klinsmann sits Altidore at any cost…he has too much invested into him…and with Johannsson committing to the US and playing so well, how could you not reward him???
@CP: No way Dempsey plays at the RW, he will stay as the false 9 behind Altidore. I wouldn’t mind seeing Johannsson at the LW (Even though it’s not his best position) and moving Fabian Johnson back at LB.
Agree with john, there is a 0% chance of dempsey not playing his spot in the hole behind the striker. I think its best not to force players out of position, id like to see maybe 20 minutes or so for johansson off the bench, and then maybe start him for a game (or two). Also, depending on the situation, we will probably play 4-4-2 at some point in the tournament, and its better to bring in a fresh guy when you’re switching formations than to move someone’s position on the field.
Playing 4-4-2 would be great. That’s when we play our best, I think. I’d guess we see that against Portugal and Ghana, but not Germany.
@daniil: I would like to see Aron start but if he doesn’t then coming in a super sub around the 60th minute would be good.
@Trent Hill: I think the 4-2-3-1 is best and then switching to the 4-4-2 in the second half if necessary.
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