Knighton: Should U.S. risk playing Altidore Tuesday?

Knighton: Should U.S. risk playing Altidore Tuesday?
June 29, 2014, 8:45 pm

There's a lot of excitement surrounding the United States' next World Cup matchup against Belgium.

One question mark that remains for the U.S. is Jozy Altidore. The striker could return to the lineup after suffering a hamstring injury early in the World Cup. 

Although Altidore is expected to be  available, Revs goalkeeper Brad Knighton doesn't believe Altidore should be in the starting lineup.

"If you put him out there in the starting eleven and he pulls up with a hamstring injury five or ten minutes in, it's a [substitute] that you have to waste." said Knighton, "I think he's someone you might pull off the bench during the bench if he's needed and use him as that type of reinforcement."

Is there a chance the U.S. can defeat Belgium?

"Belgium is an unbelievable team, player for player," said Knighton. "They've got some of the best players in the world, they just haven't seemed to mesh well and gel well together. I think the U.S. definitely has a chance to go forward, I think we can win this match against Belgium."