Who Would You Start if You Were Bob Bradley?

U.S. national soccer team head coach Bob Bradley answers a question from reporters at a news conference in Irene June 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

You’re Bob Bradley and it’s the night before one of the biggest games of your career, and you have millions of USA fans putting the pressure on you to make the correct decisions.

But who would you start for the United States against Algeria tomorrow? And why?

Here’s my starting 11:

————–Howard————–
Cherundolo — DeMerit — Onyewu — Bocanegra
— Donovan — Edu — Bradley –Dempsey
——–Buddle — Gomez——-

The United States side needs a jumpstart in their attack. Out goes Altidore, who hasn’t looked 100 percent, and in comes Herculez Gomez. Out, too, is Robbie Findley who is replaced by Edson Buddle. With Buddle and Gomez up front and the attacking midfielders Dempsey and Donovan, goals are bound to come. As for the rest of the team, I don’t foresee any changes. My only concern is Onyewu and his fitness as well as his form, but there are few adequate replacements to step in and take over his role.

Which USA side would you pick to beat Algeria and make it through to the second round? Click the comments link below to share your opinions.

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Publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris founded the site in 2005. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who was born and raised in Wales, has lived in Florida since 1984, and supported Swansea City since 1979. Last but not least, he got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
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