As much as the United States has struggled under Jurgen Klinsmann, maybe it's not a huge surprise that he has altered his lineup to go with a more "American" look. For the first time under their new coach, the USA will feature two forwards, with Edson Buddle getting the start alongside Jozy Altidore up top.
That wasn't the only significant change Klinsmann made, either. In perhaps another nod to his predecessor, Michael Bradley has been given his first start since Klinsmann's debut against Mexico. Bradley has only even appeared in one game since then. He'll start alongside Kyle Beckerman to create a midfield that will, tactically at least, look a lot like that of Bob Bradley. Fabian Johnson and Clint Dempsey will be the wide midfielders.
Also of note, this will be Carlos Bocanegra's 100th cap for the United States. He will also wear the captain's armband.
Slovenia starters: S. Handanović; Brečko, Šuler, Cesar, Jokić; Vršič, Bačinović; Ljubijankić, Iličić, Kirm; Matavž.
USMNT starters: Howard, Cherundolo, Goodson, Bocanegra (captain), Chandler, Beckerman, Bradley, Johnson, Dempsey; Buddle, Altidore. Bench: Hamid, Orozco Fiscal, Williams, Edu, Jones, Rogers, Shea.