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The Gold Cup captain has shot up the national team depth chart with his new position in the defense. While he may not get the start, he will definitely be there to support the team
One of the recently cap-tied players, Fabian Johnson has already made an impact for the United States. Form either left defense or left midfield, we know that Johnson will be attacking the net.
I’ll list him as a defender, but he certainly has the versatility to play midfield as well.
Michael Parkhurst impressed during the Gold Cup. While the competition wasn’t at the highest level, his extended playing time shows that he is in good graces with Klinsmann.
Parkhurst has an outside chance to get a start or two because of his consistency.
Brad Davis was involved in a lot of World Cup qualifying in June, and I expect Klinsmann to bring him back aboard. Cherundolo is coming off a few knee injuries and is past the age where he can compete with quicker attacking opponents.