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How will the USMNT line up vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Portugal vs USA - International Friendly

LEIRIA, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 14: Antunes of Portugal competes for the ball with Tyler Adams of USA during the International Friendly match between Portugal and USA at Estadio Municipal Leiria on November 14, 2017 in Leiria, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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United States caretaker manager Dave Sarachan puts his unbeaten -- one match, one draw -- record on the line Sunday night when the USMNT takes on Bosnia and Herzegovina in Carson, California.

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BNH manager Robert Prosinečki is helping his team pick up the pieces after missing the World Cup under previous manager Mehmed Baždarević.

Prosinecki will bring a heavily domestic-based side for friendlies against the U.S. and Mexico, though Haris Medunjanin of the Philadelphia Union and Nebraska-Omaha product Elvir Ibisevic are on the roster with Eintracht Frankfurt teen Marijan Ćavar.

Who will Sarachan run out in red, white, and blue on Sunday? Well, that depends. There are precious few “regulars” in the bunch aside from Paul Arriola, Jordan Morris, and Juan Agudelo.

Here are some options, remembering that this is beyond a B-team... perhaps even a C-team (nothing against these barely capped mostly youngsters).
Safest and soundest XI

Bill Hamid

Matt Polster -- Walker Zimmerman -- Ike Opara -- Justin Morrow

Paul Arriola -- Cristian Roldan -- Tyler Adams -- Kelyn Rowe

Jordan Morris -- Juan Agudelo

No one rents a car XI (All under 25)

Zack Steffen

Nick Lima -- Tim Parker -- Justin Glad -- Brandon Vincent

Wil Trapp -- Tyler Adams

Paul Arriola -- Ian Harkes -- Marky Delgado

Rubio Rubin

Finally, what almost certainly won’t happen, an Uncapped XI:
Alex Bono

Matt Polster -- Justen Glad -- Ike Opara -- Danilo Acosta

Marlon Hairston -- Marky Delgado -- Russell Canouse -- Brooks Lennon

Ian Harkes

Christian Ramirez

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