Kyle Beckerman (7) has taken advantage of the national team lifeline tossed to him by Jurgen Klinsmann. (Photo credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
As Jurgen Klinsmann prepares his US men's national team for what could be its toughest test since he took over as head coach, the big question heading into Friday's friendly against France is which approach will he take with regard to his lineup.
Will Klinsmann go with an older and more experienced lineup against a young but still dangerous France, or will he continue to try newer faces, like he has in recent friendlies? Will he turn to Kyle Beckerman and Michael Orozco Fiscal, who he has publicly raved about? Or, will he field a team that is closer to being the very best lineup?
That question probably wouldn't have been asked three months ago, when Klinsmann first took over - when all the talk was about rebuilding and reshaping the national team. In that climate, going with a young and experimental lineup was seen as the natural proc...