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Yesterday's first XI represents current starting unit

Here is the first lineup coach Sigi Schmid sent onto the pitch yesterday against Vancouver.

Michael Gspurning, Adam Johansson, Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leo Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez, Fredy Montero, Mike Fucito.

During a conference call today, I asked Schmid if those are the players he likely would have started had it been a meaningful game, say a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Santos Laguna.

"Yeah, I think you could consider that fairly close," he said. "Obviously there are guys that are pushing: Lamar neagle is pushing to get into that group. Marc Burch is as well. He’s pushing as well. There’s always the possibility of moving Fernandez inside, which we did in the other game. Ochoa needs to push as well Fucito. So there are certain guys that are pushing. But I think all in all, if that was the Santos Laguna game yesterday, that would have probably been the lineup."

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