One of the major criticisms leveled against the US Men’s National Team in the 2010 World Cup was that the forwards couldn’t score goals. Maybe some of the problems were tactical and there were injuries as well, but when the 2014 World Cup in Brazil rolls around, we should at least see some changes in personnel.
The evaluation process will continue in South Africa, where Bob Bradley has brought along a group of youngsters for the match against Bafana Bafana.
Getting their first caps will be Juan Agudelo and Teal Bunbury, both of whom made their debut in MLS this season. The more experienced Robbie Findley is along for the ride as well.
Altidore, already a big name, should continue to develop, but have we already seen the best of Clint Dempsey? Will Edson Buddle earn a larger role? Will Charlie Davies eventually make his way back?
Here’s hoping that Bradley finds the right formula up front. Goals can’t come from midfielders all the time.