Start Gio Reyna! How the USMNT should line up against Grenada in Nations League opener

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It's the topic that's on every American soccer fan's mind: who will start in the U.S. men's national team's Nations League return in Grenada?

Okay, maybe not THE topic, as there are plenty of others swirling throughout USMNT land. From #BalogunWatch to the head coaching search and all of the drama that has come with it, its safe to say that the 2026 World Cup cycle is off to a wilder start than many could have imagined.

The first game of that cycle, in reality, comes on Friday in Grenada, with the match providing fans with the first look at a majority of the USMNT's stars since their exit from Qatar 2022.

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Names like Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Matt Turner are back in the picture. So too is Gio Reyna, a player that has certainly been the talk of the town since the World Cup for all the wrong reasons.

Could we see Reyna make his USMNT return on Friday as he looks to finally put that controversy behind him? Which new faces could get looks over established USMNT stars? Will interim coach Anthony Hudson put a new spin on things or simply try and build off the foundation laid by Gregg Berhalter?

Here's a look at how the USMNT should line up in Grenada:

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