In a World Cup where nothing has been predictable, Jurgen Klinsmann has returned to his center back pairing of Omar Gonzalez and Matt Beasley for the final match in the group stage between the United States and Germany. It's Gonzalez' first start for either club or country since May 3rd; he last went 90 minutes on April 19th.
Gonzalez replaces Geoff Cameron, who did have a terrible flubbed clearance against Portgual that lead to Nani's opening goal. Klinsmann has told reporters the changes are not injury related, so Omar Gonzalez' inclusion is simply tactical.
Brad Davis also comes in for Bedoya, raising the number of MLS players in the starting XI to seven. Brad Davis' only other national team start came in the 2005 Gold Cup. Klinsmann has them in the 4-2-3-1 which like Gonzalez was favoured during the last year of qualifying but not seen as much in 2014.
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