Ever since Charlie Davies’ injury in October 2009, the USMNT formation has been the epicenter of some of the fiercest debates in US Soccer history.
With little forward depth and a plethora of midfielders, Bob Bradley has been forced to create some of the most anomalous formations known to date; formations where even the players are probably confused where they are supposed to be based.
Well, after a year-and-a-half of criticism, I think we can all agree Bob Bradley has finally found the right formation.
The 4-2-3-1 formation seemed to spawn a lot of terrific attacking opportunities for the US despite only playing a lone striker up top. The formation also seemed more comfortable for players such as Kljestan and Bedoya, who in the past, have had trouble finding a specific spot in the first XI.
The only question now is: Was it too late?
Bradley spent nearly half his career trying to figure out which formation might be best suited for a team he may not coach for much longer. With Charlie Davies, Jozy Altidore and Juan Agudelo becoming more respectable forward options, he would most likely rather have two strikers up top instead of the lone wolf.
Did Bradley really do all that work for nothing? We will know soon enough.