USMNT vs Ecuador: 5 Takeaways From Friendly

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Mar 12, 2014; Carson, CA, USA; Club Tijuana defender Greg Garza (24) during Champions League match against Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center. The Galaxy defeated Club Tijuana 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

5. Greg Garza: Our Future Left Back?

Greg Garza looked like he came out with a point to prove. He was a rock defensively, making great stops and positioning himself in very good positions. He also made some very good looking runs forward. He looked very comfortable in that spot. Not only that, but it looks like Klinsmann already has a lot of confidence in that left foot of his as he was the one taking all of the left footed free kicks. I think if Garza continues to play like this each chance he gets, we may be looking at our left back starter for a time to come.

Now where might that leave Fabian Johnson? After this World Cup and the performance Johnson put in for the USMNT, many thought he would be the one to take over for Beasley. Johnson showcased his quality in Brazil this year and was definitely one of the many bright spots on the team. This would allow for Klinsmann to experiment more with Johnson, whether it is at a winger type role or maybe he would stay at right back. Klinsmann has plenty of time to work this out, but the versatility Johnson brings you makes this possible.

Do not expect Garza do push Johnson out of the lineup completely. Garza has to keep this type of performance up, but if he does, he may be the left back and Johnson could stay a right back which if you ask me, is a pretty good fullback lineup.