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Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Here's a look at John Hackworth's starting lineup for tonight's match against visiting Columbus:

GK ... MacMath
DF ... Valdes, Williams, Okugo, G Farfan
MF ... Gomez, M Farfan, Carroll, Cruz, Lahoud
FW ... McInerney
Bench ... Martinez, Hoffman, Harrison, Adu, Gaddis, Daniel, Hoppenot

A few observations:
No Adu ... again. For the second straight match, Freddy Adu will come off the bench, if he's to get any minutes at all. Doesn't seem like Adu's role, which used to call for starts and considerable minutes, has any sort of definition.
Same backline. If there's one thing that's worked this season, it's been the Union's backline. Sheanon Williams and Gabriel Farfan will be on the wings, with Amobi Okugo and Carlos Valdes anchoring the middle.
Lone striker? Jack McInerney will start in a one-striker formation. McInerney has told me he prefers a three-striker look, sharing looks up top with guys like Michael Farfan, Danny Cruz and Adu. Let's see how this works...or doesn't.

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