5 Predictions [3.3.10, at Netherlands]

1. Heath Pearce’s performance against El Salvador won’t be enough to surpass Jonathan Bornstein. Bornstein will get the start, and despite looking lost out there for 65 minutes before getting replaced, he will still be widely regarded as our first-choice left back.

2. Robbie Findley will finally get a chance to impress with something resembling our first team (let’s face it–we’re facing a lot of injuries). Unfortunately, he won’t see much of the ball and will walk away from this game about where he was going in.

3. Someone in the American soccer media will regard Thomas Rongen as a key component to breaking down the Dutch in the lead-up to the game. They will be wrong.

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