2022 World Cup
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A mix of experience and youth in a new formation ranked in order of inclusion. A continuation from my USA Juve 11, the top ten outfield players are my starters and the bottom ten are subs. Setting up in a 3-5-1-1/5-3-1-1, with two wingbacks in Yedlin and Johnson, a center midfield three, three center backs, and Pulisic playing underneath a striker. Starting from the back, the center backs are mobile and ball comfortable, thus relegating Gonzalez to the bench. This team looks to dictate play with the ball and without, so thus Ream and Cameron start in the defense alongside Brooks, our anchor and best defender. The midfield three are a take on the 2015 Juventus center midfield group of Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal. Our closest approximation of that is Bradley, Nagbe, Williams. Acosta serves as Nagbe's backup and Bedoya as Williams'. Now the wingbacks can also be changed to wide midfielders in a 3-3-3-1 so with wingbacks, Johnson and Yedlin start. Wide mids Gooch, Arriola, Lleget can deputize.