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Formation switch sparks U.S. win

Updated: November 15, 2011, 3:59 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

When the U.S. national team thinks back to this game, Tuesday's 3-2 win over Slovenia might feel like a fog. There was the dense air, severely restricting visibility and making for a spooky scene in Ljubljana. And then there was the action-packed, helter-skelter game itself.

After mostly implementing a 4-1-3-1-1 formation in recent games, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann opted to lift the central midfielder wedged at the center of his midfield diamond for a second advanced striker in ...

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