Watching Chris Wondowlowski with SJ every week, I can honestly say he deserves to be there based on his statistical scoring record and not much else.
He's a good finisher but he's no where near clinical. He can't create for himself or others, he's not a particularly good target man and he's not great running off one and getting behind the defense either... We all know where he excels. His movement and intelligence in/around the box are EXCEPTIONAL but at this level, no forward is lacking in that area. I still wouldn't mind seeing him get a full 90 with the rest of the first team but it's not like he hasn't gotten any chances at all.
Alan Gordon is too old for my liking but he's our best target man right now. When you look at our qualification history, as ugly as it is, outright center forwards like Connor Casey and Brian Ching have single-handedly won us road games against CONCACAF competition many times over the years and Alan Gordon is more skilled and a better finisher than both. His skill set will be valuable at some point in qualifying, you can take that to the bank.
Boyd getting left out is fine. He's been a regular of late and will be for years to come, but in a one-off today, I honestly think Alan Gordon gives us a better chance of winning.
Jozy's omission is the result of a personal matter between him and JK, pretty sad. My patients with Jurgen is wearing thin too. It's never been his personnel selection but the application of those selections during matches. If Beckerman starts over Williams as the #6 it's cookies.