USA Vs. Jamaica: Lineups And Game Thread

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - SEPTEMBER 07: Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States battles for the ball with Ryan Johnson #9 of Jamaica during the United States and Jamaica World Cup Qualifier at National Stadium on September 7, 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Well, at least we can't call Jurgen Klinsmann complacent. Regardless of what you think of the team he's selected for tonight's match against Jamaica, at least he's making changes. The United States will have five new starters in Columbus and will likely be in a new formation. The old 4-3-1-2 with three defensive midfielders appears to be making way for a narrow 4-2-3-1 without true wingers. Ideal? Not really. Better? Yes.

United States lineup (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard; Fabian Johnson, Carlos Bocanegra, Geoff Cameron, Steve Cherundolo; Jermaine Jones, Danny Williams; Jose Torres, Clint Dempsey, Graham Zusi; Herculez Gomez.

Jamaica lineup (4-3-3): Dwayne Miller; Jermaine Taylor, Adrian Mariappa, Nyron Nosworthy, Lovel Palmer; Rodolph Austin, Jason Morrison, Je-Vaughn Watson; Ryan Johnson, Luton Shelton, Omar Cummings.

If you were concerned about Dempsey not being fit enough to start again after he looked tired at the end of Friday's game (I was!), hopefully you're a little more confident about this game now that you've seen him in the lineup. The most interesting move is probably the dropping of Jozy Altidore, though it's not too shocking. Graham Zusi is making his full competitive debut, which is awesome.

Kickoff is at 8:11 p.m. ET from Columbus Crew Stadium. You can catch this game on ESPN2, or also on ESPN3 if you aren't by a television machine at the moment.

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