Herculez Gomez has been largely invisible for 64 minutes, which was all Jurgen Klinsmann apparently had to see. Gomez's day is done and Jozy Altidore is on, giving the United States the same lone striker formation that they have had all match, but now a more physical striker as opposed to the quicker, more active Gomez.
For Altidore this is a chance to re-establish himself as the best striker in the U.S. pool. He has been struggling to get fit for the last three weeks and hasn't started for the U.S. as a result. Meanwhile, Gomez has played well, becoming the top striker option. That means Altidore has been pushed aside. A good final 26 minutes might push him back atop the U.S. striker pool.