Captain Clint Dempsey hinted the U.S. would try a different formation for Tuesday's World Cup elimination game with Belgium.
And he was right, with Coach Juergen Klinsmann, in need of attacking strength, moving midfielder Alejandro Bedoya into a striker's role and moving central defender Geoff Cameron to midfield in place of Kyle Beckerman.
Those are a pair of bizarre changes at this stage of a World Cup but the rest of the lineup is pretty standard: Tim Howard in goal, Fabian Johnson, Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler and DaMarcus Beasley on the backline. Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones joining Cameron in the midfield and Graham Zusi Dempsey moving up front with Dempsey and Bedoya in a 4-3-3 alignment.
In releasing the lineup, U.S. Soccer said none of the players held out of the lineup were injured. They will be available off the bench.