Dear Jill Ellis,
Since Pinoe and Holiday are out of the equation for Friday’s game vs China, I wanted to share some thoughts leading up to the game.
1. FREE KO AND HAO. I think to deal with the disruption in the midfield, you should move Kling to mid on Kriegers side, and stack the Irish soul sisters on the other. That alone makes the wings unstoppable.
2. Keep lil Moe in the middle, I don’t feel we have seen her full potential yet. Besides, let’s be honest, Lloyd has hers and the rest of the centrals backs.
3. Stop trying to pass Press off as a wing mid. She does not have the perfect combination of aerobic endurance and repeated sprint ability that make up a mid. Point is, she’s a forward, play her there.
4. Instead of relying solely on Abby, why not let the younger players (Press and Morgan) take the lead and bring some energy and speed to the attack. (If you don’t know them by name, coppertone and tampax)
So your starting line up would look a little something like this: Solo, Kriegs, Becky, JJ, KO, Kling, Moe, Lloyd, HAO, Press, and Morgan. Boom. Winning combination. Just a suggestion.
A concerned and soccer experienced fan.