Geoff has been one of the better players. But he had a bad game against CR. The problem is who are you going to play in the back?
John Brooks - injured and not available. Talent wise he's our best CB. But he isn't perfect. He was a disaster in November down in CR.
Geoff Cameron - Horrible game against CR. Should be playing DM so Bradley could move forward. But he should be paired with Besler if Brooks is out.
Omar Gonzalex - He's good for at least one major screw up a game defensively.
Matt Besler - solid and should play almost every match in my book
Tim Ream - much like Gonzo. Just too inconsistent.
Matt Miazga - did you watch the Gold Cup? Just not ready. Could be but for the last two qualifiers.
Walker Zimmerman - Like Miazga.
Emerson Palmer-Brown - He needs playing time this winter. He might have a shot for next summer if he has a good winter.
Matt Hedges - Ok but not anything special at least not yet.
Ike Opara - does play alongside Besler at Sporting KC. Worth a look this winter?
Jorge Villafana - Promising. Good in the attack and fast enough to track back. Still a bit weak defensively.
Fabain Johnson - Doesn't want to play in the back but its where he belongs on this team.
DeMarcus Beasley - I love his effort. But he's small. And now he's 35. Can't be at the WC. Just can't.
Justin Morrow - Acceptable. Solid defensively and did ok in the Gold Cup.
Graham Zusi - can not play at this level anymore. Too slow and gets torched by fast wingers so has to stay back which means he can't support our wingers.
DeAndre Yedlin - clearly out best and he's good. Need him to be healthy. Hopefully he's back for the October quals.
Timmy Chandler - A good choice IF he wasn't such a flake about plane travel and being on the MNT. Arena needs to have a heart to heart with Timmy. He should have been playing last weeki.
So here are my choices depending on the formation (I prefer three in the back).
I like Besler Brooks and Cameron. Until Brooks is back I think Besler Gonzalez Cameron
4 in the back
LB I like Villafana or Johnson
CBs Besler and Brooks (Cameron until Brooks is back)
RB Yedlin backed up by Chandler