After having to play without DeAndre Yedlin against Ecuador, Jurgen Klinsmann has even more decisions to make when the US national team face the winner of Argentina and Venezuela in the Copa America Centenario semifinals.
After beating Ecuador 2-1 on Thursday, Alejandro Bedoya and Bobby Wood will miss the semifinal thanks to yellow card accumulation while Jermaine Jones will also miss the game after he was shown a straight red card in the 52nd minute.
Now the question becomes who will replace those players in one of the biggest games in the history of the US national team.
POSSIBLE REPLACEMENT:Graham Zusi or Christian Pulisic.
Klinsmann could go with Zusi on the right wing and push Gyasi Zardes to the left after the Sporting Kansas City midfielder has shown well during his substitute appearances. Zusi would be a similar player to Bedoya, with both showing the ability to complete passes at a high level, while Pulisic would be a bit different look with his ability to take on defenders in 1v1 situations.
POSSIBLE REPLACEMENT:Darlington Nagbe
There's no doubt that Jones is a huge loss for the US. Klinsmann could deploy Nagbe in a spot that would be similar to the one he occupies for the Portland Timbers. The 25-year-old would provide a little less bite in the midfield but would add some creative punch.
POSSIBLE REPLACEMENT: Chris Wondolowski or Zusi
Wood has been more at home when deployed at center forward during this tournament so, while they are very different players, Wondolowski would slot into that position next to Clint Dempsey. Klinsmann could also push Zardes up top and play Zusi on the right wing.