Only a few weeks remain before U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann names his preliminary World Cup roster, and one position where places are still up for grabs is forward.
Klinsmann has what could be the deepest (though not necessarily the most talented) pool of forwards in U.S. history, and that will make for some tough decisions ahead of this summer’s trip to Brazil. How many forwards Klinsmann brings will likely depend on how he views other positions, like central midfield and centerback, but it is unlikely that any scenario ends with him not cutting at least one talented player.
From Jozy Altidore to Eddie Johnson to Chris Wondolowski and more, each of the U.S. forwards that are realistic options for the World Cup provide different qualities. That is why Klinsmann will need to think long and hard about who takes to Brazil as the Americans try and advance from a tough Group G.
This is the area I feel that we are the most weakest right now, Jozy Altidore as been a none factor at his club Sunderland where he is struggling for goals and playing time. Eddie Johnson is not doing so well at D.C. United either, he is still searching for his first goal after six weeks in the MLS season. Chris Wondolowski, Aron Johnnson and Juan Agudelo are having a good season at their club level but their is no clear proof that they are ready to shine on a international level.