US to rejig midfield for Algeria decider


The United States are likely to restructure their midfield once again as they head into today’s final Group C match with Algeria knowing they must win to guarantee reaching the World Cup second round.
USA coach Bob Bradley will be without suspended striker Robbie Findley and is expected to bring in Edson Buddle in attack alongside Jozy Altidore.
But Bradley is also likely to field a different midfield for the third successive match as he searches for a way to end a frustrating habit of conceding early goals.
Jose Torres replaced Ricardo Clark against Slovenia but that did not work well as Michael Bradley was left with too much defensive work on his own and the USA trailed 2-0 at the break.
Maurice Edu, an effective second-half substitute, could start alongside Bradley’s son Michael.Edu brings a more physical presence to the centre of midfield and frees up his partner to make more forward runs. —Reuters