Options without Altidore 

June, 4, 2010

We're not usually this pessimistic, but the news of Jozy Altidore's sprained ankle forces us to examine the contingencies for the June 12 grudge match against England, a game the U.S. might now have to play without its most experienced striker.

Granted, there seems to be good news coming out of the U.S. camp about the severity of the injury. Still, if Altidore can't start, who will the U.S. turn to up front, and how will that impact the rest of the lineup? Here are a few possibilities.

To see the three best alternatives to using Altidore up top against England -- including one Bob Bradley might consider even if Altidore is healthy -- you must be an ESPN Insider.

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.