Striker: Dennis Pitta

As I've said many times, this is an inexperienced team -- they don't actually play soccer, so of course it is. That's partially why I chose a defensive formation, but also because I knew we could have a do-everything forward up front in the form of Pitta. I envision him holding up play and letting the midfield join the attack, dominating aerially in the box, and being everything Jozy Altidore was supposed to be for the U.S.
Mitch Stringer, USA TODAY Sports
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