"We are not Brazil or Argentina or Germany or Spain. We have to have an eye on what Colombia is coming with, with [Juan] Cuadrado or [Carlos] Bacca or James Rodriguez, and then we have to put the pieces together. "

Nagbe's strengths, at this point, make him a better option coming off the bench against Colombia, when he could use Fifa 17 Coins his attacking qualities to punish a potentially tired Colombian defense. Also, given the amount of work Bedoya would have to put in to try and contain Colombia, Nagbe would be a very good option to start against Costa Rica in the second match.

And what of Jermaine Jones? His starting role seems pretty assured, and with his toughness and big-game experience, it seems extremely unlikely Klinsmann won't have him in the lineup against Colombia. In fact, if there is a game the U. S. needs Jones' bite and attitude in, it is the Colombia match.