The greatest rivalry in the Western Hemisphere picks back up tonight in Arizona as the United States square off against Mexico in a World Cup warm-up match. Jurgen Klinsmann has named a starting lineup that is made entirely of MLS players, but the big story is clearly the presence of recently-minted U.S. international Julian Green on the bench.
Green successfully filed his one-time switch papers with FIFA a few weeks ago and he was immediately called into camp ahead of this match. He won't be starting, though, as Klinsmann has elected to leave him on the bench and run out a 4-4-2 diamond. Tony Beltran, Brad Davis, and Chris Wondolowski have an opportunity to prove themselves worthy of the plane trip to Brazil in this match, as they get the start.
USA: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler, Michael Parkhurst; Kyle Beckerman, Graham Zusi, Brad Davis, Michael Bradley; Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey
Bench: Donovan, Edu, Gil, Goodson, Green, Hamid, E. Johnson, S. Johnson, Yedlin
Mexico: Munoz; Chavez, Valenzuela, Marquez, Maza, Layun; Zavala, Pena, Brizuela; Pulido, Fabian
Bench: Talavera, Perez, Ponce, Aguilar, Jimenez, Medina, Mendoza
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