It’s readily apparent that the USMNT are in the midst of a transitional era. Yesterday’s loss against Argentina was an example of what a well organized, blended with experience/youth and tactically sound looks like. The USA tried a press system that with a bunch of players that are too old, too slow and not able to contribute at the international level anymore.
FT USA 0:4 ARG. Home side outclassed from the start by a terrific Argentina team. US has a ways to go. Missed opportunity.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 22, 2016
The players mentioned in this piece are players that have never been called up to the U.S. national team that deserve their shot at making the team especially with the Hexagonal coming up.
The Tottenham Hotspur defender has been a star for the U.S. youth teams and is viewed as an up-and-comer at White Hart Lane. Aggressive and bold, Carter-Vickers is a leader in the making. Hopefully Klinsmann cap-ties him before England does.
The Montreal Impact midfielder was widely touted as the best college player of his class and has so far, lived up to that label as a pro. A mazey dribbler that can score as well as distribute, could easily be the future offensive threat the USMNT is looking for.
The LA Galaxy winger is an incredibly skilled attacking threat that also contributes on the defensive end for his club. Lletget is one of the Galaxy’s best players and consistent performers. The fans of the national team have long desired his call up.
The Santos Laguna left-back is the complete defender. A star performer for the current MLS champion Portland Timbers, the defender not only nullified the vaunted right sided offense of the Columbus Crew in last season’s championship game, but proved himself valuable the whole season for the boys in green.
The number one overall pick by the New England Revolution, the defender is highly touted amongst his peers as well as known to be incredibly physical. Along with his physical play, Farrell is quick, athletic and great in the air.
The Colorado Rapids midfielder has been a mainstay ever since he joined the club in 2013. Powers is young, good on the ball, a great passer, and physically strong. The 2013 MLS Rookie of the year could do wonders in an aggressive system of play.