The whole point of January camp is to try out some new faces, work on some new tactics and push players to see what they've got. And that is exactly what Jurgen Klinsmann is doing with the United States' friendly against Chile.
The U.S. is going with Steve Birnbaum in defense, Mix Diskerud in a deep midfield rule, Bobby Wood is starting and Brek Shea is even making an appearance. But most striking is that the U.S. is playing with three at the back in what looks to be a 3-5-2 with DeAndre Yedlin and Shea as wingbacks.
Klinsmann is going all-in on this experiment and push players out of their comfort zone thing.
Chile is a good team, but, like the U.S., they do not have all of their best players available. The match isn't on a FIFA international date and clubs do not have to release their players so it's a bit of a mix-and-match squad for both sides.
The match gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and UniMas. You can also stream the match on Fox Sports Go so tune in and chat away here as the U.S. looks to get a win in their first match of 2015.
United States lineup
Nick Rimando; Steve Birnbaum, Jermaine Jones, Matt Besler; DeAndre Yedlin, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Mix Diskerud, Brek Shea; Jozy Altidore, Bobby Wood.