Five key questions before Turkey tilt 

May, 28, 2010
05/28/10
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National team diehards know that Bob Bradley has rarely deviated from the Yanks' traditional 4-4-2 formation since taking over three and a half years ago. But that doesn't mean the U.S. coach won't have a trick or two up his sleeve in South Africa.

"I don't think it would be crazy to think we could change our formation," says midfielder Stuart Holden, who could end up playing several different spots in South Africa. But how the team will line up is just one of many questions circulating through the minds of fans ahead of the Americans' stateside finale against Turkey tomorrow. So allow us to try to answer five of the most pressing ones.


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Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.

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