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Bosnia's second goal was clearly offside
No matter what the United States does on offense, they still have a problem defensively. However, I will admit that none of the goals were particularly the defense's fault.
The first goal was Eddie Johnson's fault. He gave the ball up right outside the penalty area, which is a really basic mistake. However, if you watched Tim Howard's reaction, you can see his anger at his defense. They didn't run back and cover the net quickly enough to possibly block second opportunity.
The second goal was offside, as you can see in the picture above. Just another case of the Yanks not getting a call that they would need.
The third goal was a great play of Edin Dzeko, but I wouldn't hold that against John Anthony Brooks. Brooks had that challenge of keeping up with Dzeko for the entire game and he finally made a minor mistake in the 90th minute.
Dzeko's little run caught Brooks offside, but it was simply a great play by the veteran forward.
Moving forward, the United States needs to establish who their starting defense is. I see Brooks as a shoe-in for the qualifiers moving forward. His rare combination of size and speed are undeniable. The other center back spot is a challenge between Geoff Cameron, Clarence Goodson, Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler.
The outside defender spots are a different story. Brad Evans played well against Bosnia, but I don't think he has done enough to guarantee himself a spot. The left defender spot is Fabian Johnson's to lose. However, he plays much better in an attacking role than playing behind the midfield.
This was a good test for Johnson as he played both roles in the game. But we will see how Klinsmann uses Johnson in the future.