With the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualification back underway in five days and the United States still somewhat hanging in the balance, Jurgen Klinsmann has decided to lean on much of the core group of players he has for the last couple of years. However, with Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes both finding themselves on the sidelines in recent days, the U.S. manager has been forced to include a couple of unexpected faces. Usual suspects in Tim Howard, Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, and Jozy Altidore glue together the roster. Brad Guzan is in as well, after having started twice in Premier League play for Middlesbrough in place of an injured Victor Valdes.
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(CNN)Many soccer fans consider Hope Solo the best goalkeeper, male or female, U.S. Soccer has ever seen. She has played in 202 international games and delivered shutouts in more than half of those. She's won two Olympic gold medals and helped secure the United States' 2015 World Cup win. She's dominated the field for more than a decade, which is why her behavior off the field has been tolerated for so long. She has trashed her coaches, berated teammates and frustrated the federation. And until now, U.S. Soccer has given her behavior a slap on the wrist. Last Wednesday, that came to an end. To me, this is not a story about soccer. It is a story about organizational dysfunction and how we as a