David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
In a fiery reminder to Jurgen Klinsmann and U.S. fans on Friday night, Stuart Holden showed that no preliminary World Cup roster discussion should exclude Holden.
On Friday, Holden entered the game at the half and promptly jump-started the U.S. attack, spraying balls all over the pitch and switching the point of attack with 50-yard pinpoint passes.
He sprang through the middle on a number of occasions, almost ending up on the scoresheet himself and proved to anyone watching that he is healthy and ready to contribute. If Holden is able to put together more performances like he did against Guatemala, he will likely knock Sacha Kljestan off the roster completely.
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