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What Lineup And Formation Would You Prefer At Columbus Crew?

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has difficult choices in front of him for the next match.
Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has difficult choices in front of him for the next match.

The Seattle Sounders and Sigi Schmid have a bit of an injury, fitness and form 'crisis' on their hands right now and have just about 48 hours before their game against the Columbus Crew. The old Arrow has been gone for a few games now and a more traditional 4-diamond-2 has been employed. Against a bad team it looked good, against an average team it had issues, and against a good team .... Let's play the lineup/formation game.

First off let's assume that Seattle isn't going to fly out a single additional body. That is really just to simplify things, but this does not mean that yesterday's 18 are your only options as Lamar Neagle traveled. From yesterday's 18, Lamar Neagle and one other play build your starting formation (use notation similar to our tableau widget in the left sidebar), and then who you would put in your Starting XI

Keepers: Kasey Keller, Terry Boss
Fullbacks: James Riley, Tyson Wahl, Leo Gonzalez - also Levesque, Neagle, Evans
Centerbacks: Patrick Ianni, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Jeff Parke - also Wahl
Defensive Mids: Osvaldo Alonso, Servando Carrasco - also maybe Evans
Wide Mids: Erik Friberg, Alvaro Fernandez, Brad Evans, Mauro Rosales - also Neagle, Levesque, Riley, Gonzalez, Fucito
Center Box2Box or Attacking: Friberg, Evans, Alvaro, Rosales - also Montero?
Forwards: Nate Jaqua, Fredy Montero, Roger Levesque, Mike Fucito, Lamar Neagle - also Evans

Now, there are some caveats guys like Rosales, Jaqua and probably Montero aren't likely to go 90, so if you list all three have a plan in place on how you are going to make that many subs and how the shape may need to change.

In the subject line list your formation, use right to left notation in the body.

Give it your best shot, because it is going to be a tricky weekend.

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