Haha, I have mentioned this to someone else recently & I pretty much bought up the pros & cons about it on my own. I’m gonna try to keep this short before this becomes an essay.
I do like the idea about Cheney & Tobin in the center. Cheney is a #10 player & Tobin has the potential to be. IMO Tobin is out of place when she plays on the outside wings, she’s not that type of player. She’s never gonna kill you with speed on the outside like Pinoe or HAO. She def just looks way more natural on the inside. Even the way she tries to set up a goal isn’t with crosses, but with through balls to try to cut through defense. Cheney on the other hand can play anywhere & she’ll most likely do good. She’s just great all around IMO.
So quick pros
Okay now the cons
I personally am not in love with the 4-4-2 system, but at the same time I have no idea what kind of formation would work for this team. Abby & Alex are great together, so a 4-2-3-1 goes out the window. Maybe a 4-3-3 could work, an attacking one (no holding middle) Something like
Krieger LePs Rampone KO
Cheney Heath Pinoe
HAO Wambach Morgan
Morgan has created a lot of damage to teams without having to be right in the middle & she has plenty speed to cut in & put shot on goals. HAO is a natural winger type, so she’ll be at home. Honestly tho, Idk how well this would work.
I’m gonna say a formation I wanna see, the 4-2-3-1, & who I wanna see play in it & well, no one is gonna like it but here goes:
Krieger LePs Broon KO
HAO Pinoe Morgan
I know, that looks crazy but let me explain. Tobin would move up with attack. Cheney would, but not as much, she would be the deep lying player maker. Pinoe is a creative type, she can make stuff happen, I think she can play in that hole behind the striker. HAO, again, will just naturally fit in the outside right flank. Now Morgan. Not only does she have the most goals, but also the most assist. She is fast, quick, strong, she can play as the left winger & then, if she sees a chance, try to assist yet another goal or cut in a take a shot on goal. It may seem crazy, but I think it can work. I would def test drive this many times in friendlies to see how it works out, but alas, we are americans and americans don’t really do the 4-2-3-1 much, & like I said, we are sorta forcibly married to the 4-4-2 for the moment.
Okay this turned out longer than expected. I hope this at least shows that I do like talking formations.