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Position fits for USMNT players in flux: Yedlin, Johnson, Zardes, Evans

Both DeAndre Yedlin and Fabian Johnson have played multiple positions for the United States.
Both DeAndre Yedlin and Fabian Johnson have played multiple positions for the United States.

United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann emphasized experience when naming his 2015 Gold Cup team. The 23-man roster consists of 17 players from the 2014 World Cup squad (that's down to 16 with Brad Davis out with injury), and the manager sees this as a competitive advantage because the players not only understand what Klinsmann expects of them but also are cognizant of their roles within the team.

However, a handful of players have yet to establish one clear position on the national team, whether that's due to positional need, opponent matchup or player strengths and weaknesses. Versatile players like DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Johnson, Gyasi Zardes and Brad Evans are able to play multiple positions, and while each contributed to the team's 2-1 victory over Honduras in the Gold Cup opener, it is unclear whether any of them will continue playing in the same spot by the end of the summer.

Here is a look at where each of these four players fits best within the USMNT, based on their individual strengths and weaknesses along with team and positional needs.

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