Well I guess that is what the Team USA is going for today against Italy, one of the powerhouses in the world soccer scene. From ESPN's Ives Galarcep:
First, let's take a quick look at the Italians? How talented is this Azzurri squad? Well, according to LD, if the World Cup were March madness, Italy is Kentucky. In other words these guys are stocked with blue chip talents:
The one to watch is between the pipes. Gianluigi Buffon, along with group rival Petr Cech, is one of the world's best keepers. With a solid defense ahead of him, goals will be tough to get. And do not bet against Italy in the event of penalty kicks.
The U.S. starting line-up should be:
Keller in goal
the defense should be Gooch, Lewis, Conrad, (Pope seems to be out), and Cherundolo who's height won't be exposed by the Italians because outside of Luca Toni, they're pretty short, too.
the mids should be Donovan and Reyna (O'Brien) in the center with O'Brien (Reyna) on the right and Convey on the left.
McBride should be paired with Johnson up front...a runner with a holder. Even having Josh Wolff play up front would give you the same set-up.
The U.S. stands a better chance of winning against Italy IF, and it's a big if, Arena's poor tactical choices haven't completely sapped the U.S. of confidence.
This is our game thread.
USA! USA! USA! (Go Bruins)