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By IVES GALARCEP
The U.S. Men’s National Team faces an extremely tough test on Sunday against Turkey, and Jurgen Klinsmann will have to think about just how much he wants to change from the lineup that defeated Azerbaijan last Tuesday.
Clint Dempsey is expected to make his return to the USMNT after sitting out the Azerbaijan match with groin soreness. He will slot back into the lineup for Chris Wondolowski.
Just how many other changes should we expected on Sunday? It doesn’t seem likely to be too many if Saturday’s open training session at Red Bull Arena is any indication. We might just see one other change to the starting lineup (aside from Dempsey’s return).
Here is a look at the starting lineup Klinsmann is expected to trot out against Turkey:
Projected USMNT starting lineup vs. Turkey
——– Davis———————– Zusi————–
Brad Davis had himself a very good performance off the bench against Azerbaijan and Alejandro Bedoya had an up-and-down showing, so the Davis-Bedoya switch isn’t a complete shock, if only for this match.
Klinsmann could be tempted to give Timmy Chandler a start, but Beasley looks like he will be holding on to the left back roll one more match.
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