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Klinsmann inserted midfielder Kyle Beckerman into the starting lineup alongside Jermaine Jones for the first time since the clinching September qualifier against Mexico. Initially a 4-2-3-1 formation, it shifted as Beckerman remained at the base of a midfield diamond at times, with Jones pushing wide left alongside Bradley in the center and Clint Dempsey on the right.
Bedoya, who started last month’s 2-0 win over Azerbaijan and was replaced by Brad Davis for last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Turkey, was back in the lineup. Graham Zusi joined Davis on the bench.
DaMarcus Beasley returned at left back in place of Timmy Chandler, who started against the Turks.
NOTES: The U.S. Soccer Federation took away what had been credited as a win for Howard against Turkey because Brad Guzan had come in by the time Dempsey scored the go-ahead goal. Because of that, the Nigeria game gave Howard his 54th win, one more than Keller’s previous American record.
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