Alejandro Bedoya picked up a knock and his status is in question for Tuesday’s match at MAPFRE Stadium.
The under-fire U.S. coach also refuted what seems to be obvious knowledge: that he played several players out of position on Friday.
Klinsmann: “I’m not playing anyone out of position.” #USMNT
There’s a kernel, a mere kernel, of truth in that bag of readied popcorn, but it’s all quite refutable.
— DeAndre Yedlin started at right mid on Friday. He has done that before for the USMNT, but is used as a weekly right back by Sunderland.
— Geoff Cameron played right back to start Friday, and has played plenty of the position for Stoke City in his day, but is a center back when all Potters are healthy and prefers to play center defensive mid (to overly simplify positions).
— Alejandro Bedoya started at left mid. He’s an attacking mid, more comfortable on the right for Nantes.
— Mix Diskerud began the match in the back of the midfield. He has done this on occasion, but is deployed in an attacking role or further up the pitch by New York City FC.
Big game on Tuesday. Let’s hope Michael Orozco isn’t starting at forward with Jozy Altidore in goal.