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Like on the right side of midfield, Klinsmann faces an abundance of choices at the left midfield position with no candidate standing out as the clear-cut favorite.
However, as things currently stand, it would be tough to argue that there is an option at left midfield in better form than Joe Corona.
Corona was a consistent starter and contributor for Liga MX Champions Tijuana in 2012 and has showed no signs of slowing down in 2013.
While Corona is certainly one of the most exciting choices, it also wouldn’t be shocking if Klinsmann gave the start to Brad Davis on the left. Davis did enough in this year’s January camp to earn a call-up for the Honduras game. Although he didn’t feature in the match, Davis has continued to play well for the Houston Dynamo, even scoring the 89th-minute game-winner in this week’s CONCACAF Champions League match against Herculez Gomez’s club, Santos Laguna.
Davis can also provide the service from the flanks that the U.S. forwards have been starved of in recent USMNT matches.
Brek Shea is another option and, although he has recently broken into the lineup at Stoke City, he was not involved in their loss this weekend to Newcastle.
Klinsmann could also push Eddie Johnson, Graham Zusi, Sacha Kljestan or Jose Torres out to the wing if needed.