Altidore...is it worth it?

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    Jul 01, 2014 5:24 AM GMT
    I don't know about Altidore subbing in and starting this match vs. Belgium. The guy has been out on bench recovering...but at the same time Bradley's poor performance needs to be explained as well. Any thoughts on this minute decision vs. Belgium?
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    Jul 01, 2014 5:27 AM GMT
    Sometimes you just got to try and shake things up
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    Jul 01, 2014 5:56 AM GMT
    I wouldn't call it a major change. This is possibly to get Bradley back on par for Hazzard
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    Jul 01, 2014 7:04 AM GMT
    We have to make a similar decision with out captain Vicent Kompany. Makes a big difference if he plays or not. I'd only let them play when they are 100% fit otherwise it's not worth it.
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    Jul 01, 2014 7:17 AM GMT
    In my opinion the way Belgium has been playing is undesirable to watch. Tomrow will be a bunch of unessary injuries from the Belgium defense. No doubt in my mind.

    As for Kompany, I wouldn't be too worried about him not playing. It would be worth it to stick him in on the right wing to pressure our weaker side.

    If we were to play Altidore and Dempsey as a 5-3-2 to support Bradley at mid field you WILL need Kompany.
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    Jul 01, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    Accidently posted this to the wrong spot. whups.
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    Jul 01, 2014 2:25 PM GMT
    Justinlooking saidIn my opinion the way Belgium has been playing is undesirable to watch. Tomrow will be a bunch of unessary injuries from the Belgium defense. No doubt in my mind.

    As for Kompany, I wouldn't be too worried about him not playing. It would be worth it to stick him in on the right wing to pressure our weaker side.

    If we were to play Altidore and Dempsey as a 5-3-2 to support Bradley at mid field you WILL need Kompany.

    Not really. Even if Kompany doesn't play, we have two very solid experienced central defenders still. Van Buyten (Bayern Munich) who is currently in the top 5 of best players at the current world cup according to FIFA and Lombaerts who plays for Zenit Sint Petersburg and is one of the strongest players there. On top of that we have arguably the best goalkeeper in the world.

    But chances are pretty high Kompany is going to play.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 03, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    well after the fact. USA has the best keeper hands down as far as performance lmao