Callups: Goalies (3): Howard, Guzan, Hamid Defenders (9): Johnson, Boca, Goodson, Cherundolo, Castillo, Spector, Gooch, Ream, Whitbread Mids (11): Bradley, Edu, Torres, Williams, Jones, Beckerman, Mix, Donovan, Chandler, Adu, Shea Forwards (7): Dempsey, Altidore, Gomez, Buddle, Boyd, Wondo, Wooten Themes: 1) Main idea is to use the Scotland, Brazil, Canada friendlies to get the team ready for the qualifiers. Spread out the playing time some to get an idea of who is in form. 2) Use Scotland and Canada matches to test the second team. Brazil is the marquee match and that one is for the first team. 3) Invite a couple of the U23 Euro based players purely for a getting their feet wet experience. Mix and Wooten in particular. 4) Bring in Whitbread to see what he's got. If Gooch has resumed playing with his club bring him in too. If not bring in another centerback such as Parkhurst or Cameron. 5) Have a look at Chandler both at right back and right mid. 6) Look at Danny Williams at his natural center mid position. 7) Look at Jones both at the 6 and the 8. Playing time Against Scotland: Goalie: Howard Left back: Johnson (half) Castillo (half) Right back: Spector Centerback: Ream Onyewu Defensive mid: Beckerman (half) Williams (half) Center mid: Jones (half) Torres (half) Right mid: Chandler Left mid: Donovan (half) Adu (half) Forward: Boyd Second Forward: Dempsey (half) Gomez (half) Playing Time Against Brazil: We should not treat this one as a friendly. Play hard. Start the first team. Make subs as the game situation requires. I only post the starting lineup for this one: Goalie: Howard Defense: Johnson, Boca, Goodson, Cherundolo Mids: Edu, Bradley, Chandler, Donovan Forward: Altidore Second Forward/Attacking mid: Dempsey Playing Time Against Canada: Goalie: Guzan (half), Hamid (half) Left back: Castillo Right back: Chandler Centerbacks: Whitbread Onyewu Defensive mid: Jones Center mid: Torres Right mid: Donovan (half) Adu (half) Left mid: Dempsey (half) Shea (half) Forward: Buddle (half) Boyd (half) Second forward: Gomez (half) Wondo (half) Although the starters against Brazil are the presumptive starters in the qualifiers, JK should finetune the lineup for the qualifiers based upon what he sees in the three friendlies.