Lineup out for USMNT’s London test against Colombia; 4-4-2 with Rubin, Altidore up top
News out of London, where Jurgen Klinsmann has named his team for today’s 245pm ET kickoff against Colombia.
The XI tasked when upsetting the world’s No. 3 ranked team -- according to FIFA -- will have Brad Guzan between the sticks and a relatively-unsurprising cast of characters ahead of him.
Jozy Altidore will get a reprieve from his time of little use at Sunderland with a start and the captain’s arm band for the Yanks.
FC Utrecht’s teenage striker Rubio Rubin joins him up-top in perhaps the biggest eyebrow raiser. Jermaine Jones is again at center back, paired with John Anthony Brooks.
You can follow the match on Soccerly’s live matchcenter here, and our own Joe Prince-Wright is at Craven Cottage for the match.
USMNT: Guzan; Yedlin, Jones, Brooks, Garza; Beckerman; Bedoya, Diskerud, F. Johnson; Altidore, Rubin
Subs: Rimando, Morales, Besler, Beasley, Nguyen, Green, Wondolowsi, Wood, Cameron, ChandlerColombia: Vargas, Arias, Franco, Murillo, Armero, Sánchez, Abel, James, Cuadrado, Bacca, Teofilo
#USMNT lineup: Guzan; Yedlin, Jones, Brooks, Garza; Beckerman; Bedoya, Diskerud, F. Johnson; Altidore (c), Rubin pic.twitter.com/QRghfrZDvA— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) November 14, 2014