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Fabian Johnson playing right back in USMNT training

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As expected, Fabian Johnson is an option at right back.

Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

Fabian Johnson is in the mix to play right back for the United StatesJohnson told the media on Tuesday that he has been getting work at the position, making him an option at the troublesome position.

It's not much of a surprise that Jurgen Klinsmann is giving Johnson a chance at right back. He has experimented with him at the position before and Johnson played there at the tail end of the season for Hoffenheim so Klinsmann is clearly open to the idea and he has experience at the spot.

Johnson has spent most of his career playing on the left side, either in defense or midfield, but he is excellent with both feet and has excellent range, making him an option on the right too. He won't be as aggressive going forward from right back, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing and he's still plenty capable of making the basic runs and tidy plays necessary from right back.

Brad Evans is the incumbent at right back and while he is relatively dependable, he is also limited. He's adequate and nothing more, but adequate against Cristiano Ronaldo could be a disaster. Geoff Cameron is also an option, but he is more of a center back internationally and can be exposed by pace. Timothy Chandler is back in camp and provides outstanding pace, plus he's a natural right-sided player, but he struggles defensively and may not even make the plane to Brazil.

It's not hard to make a case for Johnson at right back. The biggest question is whether moving him across the pitch is worth weakening the left side, and whether another player like Evans is good enough to keep Johnson from having to make the move.