With my team, I’m going to go for a 4-2-2-2 gegenpress. We’re going to play narrow, try to win the ball back immediately after losing it, let transition moments be our main creator, and do a lot of running. Therefore, I’m going with mostly a youth revolution here since this system is going to require a lot from our heroes. Here’s my starting 11:
I decided to go with two different kinds of forwards here. First, I wanted a target man who was going to win physical duels and who we could just lump the ball to in emergency situations. Atom Smasher’s growth ability will be useful for this. My second striker just needs to be a bit quicker and accurate, so I gave the nod to Arrowette.
Again, I wanted two different types of player here. I thought it would be good to have at least one strategic creator, so I gave that honor to Damian. On the other side, I wanted an obnoxious midfielder who was going to pop up out of nowhere to win the ball back. Hence why I picked Sideways for his rift portals.
Their main job is to protect, to shield the backline. However, sometimes I will need them bombing forward to link the offense with the defense, so they’ll need speed and strength. Why overthink this? Jon Kent and Shazam are the obvious picks.
These positions will be key as they provide the width to my attack, but they also need to double back to defend when the opposition counters. Basically, these players need SPEED. I went with Impulse and XS to be my Flash-family wingbacks.
These guys don’t need to be very fast and therefore not particularly young. They’ll mostly be hanging back and I just want them to be big thugs standing in front of the goalkeeper and winning physical duels. Let’s give these positions to the duel monster threat of Frankenstein and Omac.
Plastic Man because he can stretch to defend the goal and he can change the shape of his limbs to help him distribute the ball up the field. Also, he’s Plastic Man.
Bench: Arsenal (FWD), Colossal Boy (FWD), Bumblebee (CAM), Power Girl (CDM), Jesse Quick (FB), Crush (CB), Elongated Man (GK).