Take Them Outright

2017 World Cup Qualifiers: USA v Panama

Friday October 6th 7:35 pm

Orlando, Florida


Suggested Lineup and Formation


Yedlin        Cameron    Gonzalez    Villafana


  Arriola                Nagbe


           Wood        Altidore


I ! I Believe! I Believe That ! …. You know the rest. It’s put up or shut up time for the USMNT. Two games left in the Hex for them to punch their tickets to Russia. After a brutal start to this campaign, the US control their own destiny, Win and you are In.

Panama is going to keep 10 men behind the ball and just wait this game out. Arena needs to be in his guys face to be on the offensive, constantly probing and lobbing balls in the middle of Panamanian defense. Pulisic should be moved into the middle with the freedom to do as he pleases. He has been bottled up on the outside and teams are keeping 2 guys on him. Allow him to be creative and set up looks for Wood and Altidore, who won’t have men marking them as a result. Hey Jozy how about you actually show up for a big game for once. I could care less what you do in Toronto, this is what counts, score a F’N goal. I’d rather start Dempsey in his place but he has been way more effective off the bench as of late. Having Yedlin back in the lineup should help push the ball up the wings and get another level of added pressure. Arriola has to help Bradley stay back and clean everything up that comes his way. 

Top teams in any sport come out and WIN games like this. They take it to the opposition and dictate how the game will be played. No ties, No dropping points, and No excuses. Come out and dominate this game.

Pick: USA -1 goal (-110)

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