Adrian Melville examines the two starting positions on the U.S. national team still likely up for grabs and which players have the edge at each spot with less than two weeks remaining until the USMNT's first World Cup match.
Tom Marshall projects the formation and starting 11 that coach Jose Manuel de la Torre will likely select for El Tri's hexagonal in February. With so many quality players at de la Torre's disposal, there are tough decisions at several positions.
Doug McIntyre and Luke Cyphers interview Bolton defender Tim Ream, who has been transferred to the EPL and jumped right into regular Premiership minutes amid a relegation battle in the past three months.
The U.S. soccer blog looks at recent examples of position shifting -- Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector, Ricardo Clark, and more. The entry also delves into how youngsters fit into Bob Bradley's system: by playing simple.