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Top 100 Americans in the 2022 World Cup player pool

4:00 AM EDT 10/25/20
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As the 2022 World Cup looms large, Goal takes a look at the top 100 players currently in the player pool

What once felt like it was a lifetime away is now suddenly getting closer as the 2022 World Cup will kick off in Qatar before we know it. And, for the U.S. men's national team, that means World Cup qualifying is right around the corner.

Set to kick-start in the summer, CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying cycle will headline a busy 2021 for the USMNT just as a number of young stars are beginning to come into their own. That happens right as the U.S. begins what will be a chaotic 2021 that will feature World Cup qualifying, a Gold Cup, the Nations League, the Olympics and a U-20 World Cup. 

You could argue that the U.S. has never had this many young, talented stars, with players featuring for the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund on a regular basis. And those stars continue to shine, not just playing at those clubs but becoming key fixtures.

Yet, the past still looms large. Having missed out on the 2018 World Cup thanks to that haunting night in Trinidad & Tobago, the current U.S. generation does have a bit of added pressure. This is a team that is currently in a rebuild, though that project is going faster than expected.

Players like Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest are playing regularly for legitimate Champions League contenders, while young stars like Chris Richards, Mark McKenzie, Konrad de la Fuente and Brenden Aaronson have taken their own steps forward in recent months. 

As that 2022 World Cup edges closer, here's a look at the top 100 Americans in the U.S. national team player pool:

  • Christian Pulisic United States 2019

    #1 Christian Pulisic | Chelsea

    Pulisic is the unquestioned star of the USMNT, and he has been for several years. However, the Chelsea winger has taken an even bigger leap forward in recent times, becoming a key figure in the Blues attack under Frank Lampard.

    As a result, the American has been hailed as a potential world-class star by Lampard and several other big names around the Premier League as the 22-year-old continues to not just meet, but exceed expectations.

  • Weston McKennie USMNT Ecuador 03212019 ISI JD

    #2 Weston McKennie | Juventus

    Perhaps the most versatile player in the USMNT player pool today, Weston McKennie played everywhere from striker to center-back for Schalke before earning a major move to Juventus. With this U.S. team, though, he remains a dynamic midfielder that is vital to Berhalter’s system.
  • Tyler Adams USMNT 03212019 ISI.

    #3 Tyler Adams | RB Leipzig

    Tyler Adams battled injuries throughout the Bundesliga season, but there’s little doubt of his talent or importance to RB Leipzig after scoring a stunning Champions League semi-final winner for the German club. There’s still some debate regarding his best position, as he’s played both as a midfielder and a right-back, but, no matter where Adams plays, his work-rate and ever-improving ability on the ball are major assets.
  • Sergino Dest USMNT U20s 05282019

    #4 Sergino Dest | Barcelona

    There’s a reason that Sergino Dest has been snapped up by Barcelona and that’s because he’s developed into a dynamic attacking full-back. The Ajax youth product provides an option at a traditional position of weakness for the U.S. and is sure to be a key figure for the next few years.
  • Giovanni Reyna USMNT 11282018 ISI

    #5 Giovanni Reyna | Borussia Dortmund

    Check back next year to determine whether this ranking is too high or too low but, no matter where you stand, there’s plenty of reason to be excited about Gio Reyna. Having truly broken through with Dortmund, Reyna is now a regular member of one of the most exciting young teams in Europe. Not bad for a teenager.

  • John Brooks USA Ecuador 2019

    #6 John Brooks | Wolfsburg

    Still the USMNT’s best center-back, John Brooks remains a U.S. starter when healthy. He has been a key performer for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and Europa League, which will serve him well.

  • Zack Steffen USMNT 02092019 ISI JD

    #7 Zack Steffen | Manchester City

    The unquestioned No. 1 for the USMNT, Zack Steffen faces something of an uncertain future. After a generally solid season in the Bundesliga with Fortuna Dusseldorf that was impacted by injuries, he has returned to Manchester City, where he will serve as Pep Guardiola's cup goalkeeper. Steffen’s development will be vital to the USMNT’s hopes going forward as he still hopes to become the next in a long line of top-level American goalkeepers.
  • Reggie Cannon USMNT 06262019

    #8 Reggie Cannon | Boavista

    Full-back Reggie Cannon has had quite a rise over the last few years, emerging as a regular USMNT call-up under Berhalter. Having moved from FC Dallas to Boavista in Portugal, Cannon looks like a player destined for a big cycle and an important role going forward.
  • Jordan Morris USMNT 07072019

    #9 Jordan Morris | Seattle Sounders

    Toward the tail end of last season, Jordan Morris took a legitimate leap forward, guiding the Sounders to an MLS Cup crown. In his mid-20s, Morris may still have his flaws, but he’s gone a long way towards improving them while earning a more regular role in Berhalter’s team.

  • Josh Sargent USMNT 10162018

    #10 Josh Sargent | Werder Bremen

    Young forward Josh Sargent certainly had his ups and downs, but he did just enough to help Werder Bremen stay in the Bundesliga last season. After shining in a limited role in his first season, Sargent’s struggles in 2019-20 could be a turning point for a player that still has plenty of potential and a chance to lead the line in 2022.

  • Jozy Altidore USMNT  Panama 2 06302019

    #11 Jozy Altidore | Toronto FC

    In an ideal world, Jozy Altidore would slot comfortably into a role as veteran backup over the next few years but, for a variety of reasons, he should remain a vital piece in the run-up to 2022. The first reason is that there isn't truly an in-their-prime heir, with several young forwards yet to take the leap. The other is that, when healthy, Altidore is still the most consistent forward in the USMNT pool as he gives chase to the goalscoring record held by Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey.

  • Chris Richards USMNT U20s Poland 2019

    #12 Chris Richards | Bayern Munich

    Having earned his first appearance for Bayern Munich during the tail end of the Bundesliga season last term, Chris Richards looks set to make a full-time leap to senior soccer in the very near future. The 20-year-old faces a very difficult task in breaking into Bayern’s first team, and, even if he doesn’t, there’s no shame in that as Richards remains the brightest center-back prospect in the USMNT pool.
  • Brenden Aaronson Philadelphia Union 2019

    #13 Brenden Aaronson | Red Bull Salzburg

    Brenden Aaronson is a player that is very much on the rise, having broken out in MLS last season. Each and every game, the teenager shows improved vision and an improved ability to read the game and, at just 20, there’s still plenty of room for improvement within a Union team that already trusts him fully. However, he won't be there much longer, having agreed to join Red Bull Salzburg in 2021.
  • DeAndre Yedlin USMNT 10112019 ISI RM

    #14 DeAndre Yedlin | Newcastle United

    His stock has fallen a bit with the national team but, at 27 years old, DeAndre Yedlin should be an in-his-prime regular for the USMNT for quite some time. Yedlin has grown as a defender and his speed will always make him a valuable option in the right circumstances, even if those circumstances are to change a game as an impact sub.

  • Tim Weah USMNT U20s 2019

    #15 Timothy Weah | Lille

    The 2019-20 season was a bit of a setback for Timothy Weah, who moved to Lille in search of first-team soccer. Unfortunately, it never truly came, as he was limited to just three appearances due to injury. Still, Weah has shown to be a winger full of promise, even if we haven’t been able to see that promise on the field in quite some time.

  • Miles Robinson Atlanta United MLS 04072019

    #16 Miles Robinson | Atlanta United

    In 2019, Miles Robinson made the leap from youngster to star, earning a spot in the MLS Best XI in the process. The 23-year-old earned his first senior cap in September and it seems that he still has plenty of room to grow.
  • Aaron Long USMNT Gold Cup 06222019

    #17 Aaron Long | New York Red Bulls

    The 2019 season wasn’t quite as impressive as 2018 for Aaron Long, who saw a Premier League move shut down last year. Even so, the New York Red Bulls star has cemented a role with the national team, figuring regularly since Berhalter took over.
  • Paxton Pomykal USMNT U20 11012018

    #18 Paxton Pomykal | FC Dallas

    Few players have taken a bigger leap in the last year than Paxton Pomykal, who grew into a game-changing midfielder for FC Dallas in 2019. The 20-year-old contributes on both sides of the ball, and he’s only getting better. As a result, expect European clubs to come knocking and Berhalter to integrate him going forward, even if a recent injury will serve as a setback.

  • Matt Miazga, USMNT

    #19 Matt Miazga | Anderlecht (via Chelsea)

    Miazga may be stuck in the time warp that is Chelsea’s loan army, but the former New York Red Bulls star found a decent temporary home with Reading in 2019 and is now at Belgian club Anderlecht. At 25, the hope is that Miazga will find a permanent landing spot soon, as well as some consistency.

  • Paul Arriola USMNT 02022019 ISIJT

    #20 Paul Arriola | D.C. United

    Arriola is by no mean the most talented American player in this pool, but he does offer consistency and versatility that this team needs going forward. His recent ACL tear will certainly hurt his development but, when he does return, expect him to jump right back into the national team picture.

  • Konrad De La Fuente Barcelona 2019

    #21 Konrad de la Fuente | FC Barcelona

    Having the talented winger this high is very much based on potential, but it's not often you see an American rise through the youth setup at a club like Barcelona. Konrad de la Fuente wasn’t out of his depth despite being one of the youngest members of the U-20 squad at the most recent World Cup. He has to work on his decision-making in the final third but, as he prepares for a jump to Barcelona B, it seems he’s on the right track.

  • Ulysses Llanez USMNT U20 11032018 ISI RKM

    #22 Ulysses Llanez | Heerenveen (via Wolfsburg)

    Few teenagers have the courage to step up and take a penalty in their senior debut, but Ulysses Llanez did just that when he buried the game-winner against Costa Rica in February 2020. He still needs to break through with Wolfsburg, who sent him on loan to Dutch side Heerenveen, but, having been called up to the senior team, it appears the Bundesliga club has high hopes for the forward.

  • Antonee Robinson USA 2018-19

    #23 Antonee Robinson | Fulham

    Antonee Robinson's move to AC Milan was unfortunately shut down due to a heart issue, but the fact that the Serie A giants were even in for the full-back is a positive sign. While the Italy move didn't transpire, his form for Wigan Athletic did earn a move to Premier League side Fulham.
  • Richie Ledezma USMNT 03252019

    #24 Richie Ledezma | PSV

    Seemingly a perfect fit for Berhalter’s midfield system, Richie Ledezma’s technical ability should be a vital asset to the USMNT when he does make the leap to the senior side. PSV apparently have faith in him, having extended his contract with the club, and there are few better places for players to develop than the Eredivisie.

  • Sebastian Soto U20 World Cup France USA 06042019

    #25 Sebastian Soto | Telstar (via Norwich City)

    Former Hannover 96 youngster Sebastian Soto recently joined Norwich City and he has proven himself as a goalscorer at youth level, scoring four goals in five appearances at the 2019 U-20 World Cup. Soto earned a taste of first-team action at Hannover, but he’ll need senior minutes as he looks to truly take the next step and will hope to do so at Telstar in the Netherlands. His future with the USMNT is uncertain, though, as Chile remain interested in the forward.

  • Sebastian Lletget USMNT 01272019

    #26 Sebastian Lletget | LA Galaxy

    “Da Boy” Sebastian Lletget is still one of the more creative members of the player pool and, as a result, he’ll remain a regular call-up going forward. If he remains healthy, he’ll get time, even if there are several youngsters coming up who play a similar position.

  • Gyasi Zardes USMNT 02022019

    #27 Gyasi Zardes | Columbus Crew

    Say what you want about Gyasi Zardes, but he does a job. Is he the most technical player? No. Does he divide opinion? Absolutely. Will he continue to get call-ups? Yes. And that’s because he knows how to find space and, when the time comes, he scores goals. At the end of the day, goals are how you measure a forward and, despite it all, Zardes finds a way to get them more than most in the USMNT pool.

  • Mark McKenzie USMNT 01112019

    #28 Mark McKenzie | Philadelphia Union

    Center-back Mark McKenzie has gotten better and better since breaking through with the Union in 2018. One of the league’s top young defenders and one of the faces of a young Union side, McKenzie made his USMNT debut in February 2020 and could be a key figure for the Olympic team in 2021.

  • Jackson Yueill San Jose Earthquakes 2019

    #29 Jackson Yueill | San Jose Earthquakes

    Another player who seemingly keeps getting better, Jackson Yueill is developing the skill set needed to be an international midfielder. He has shown the ability to hit line-breaking passes as well as the ability to be a defensive stopper when needed, and what team wouldn’t need a player that can do those things?

  • Michael Bradley USMNT

    #30 Michael Bradley | Toronto FC

    There may be better options and there may be not be a natural fit in terms of position in Berhalter’s system, but Michael Bradley still brings unmatched leadership to the USMNT program. Every World Cup team needs a few veterans to steady the ship and, if he can keep at a high level for Toronto FC, he’ll remain in the picture.

  • Brad Guzan MLS Atlanta United 03062019

    #31 Brad Guzan | Atlanta United

    With Steffen still searching for a permanent home, its safe to say that Brad Guzan has found one in Atlanta, where he continues to shine. The veteran will likely be along for the ride in Qatar and, if he continues to do what he does in Atlanta, there’s still a chance Guzan is the USMNT’s No. 1 in 2022.

  • Alex Mendez USMNT U20s Poland 2019

    #32 Alex Mendez | Ajax

    Ajax youth Alex Mendez has had a difficult year, missing the Olympic qualifying roster in March 2020. Even so, there may not be a more technically gifted youngster in the pool. His flaws are obvious, as he still offers nothing defensively, and that will need to improve if he ever wants to show off his attacking ability at the top level.

  • Walker Zimmerman USMNT 02022019

    #33 Walker Zimmerman | Nashville SC

    After serving as the anchor of LAFC’s record-breaking back line, Walker Zimmerman was sent to expansion side Nashville SC ahead of the 2020 season. The MLS veteran is continuing to turn in solid performances and will remain in the running in what is a deepening pool of central defenders.

  • Tim Ream, USMNT

    #34 Tim Ream | Fulham

    At 33 years old, Tim Ream is something of an elder statesman at this point, but his versatility will keep him in the pool. Ream is able to play both center-back and full-back and, when it comes time to pick a World Cup team, having defenders who can play across the back line is a massive luxury.

  • Cristian Roldan USMNT 09112019

    #35 Cristian Roldan | Seattle Sounders

    Cristian Roldan isn’t the flashy option, but he does always seem to do a job when called upon. He’s grown into a leadership role with the Seattle Sounders and has been a consistent call-up with the national team for some time.
  • Nick Lima USA Francisco Calvo Costa Rica

    #36 Nick Lima | San Jose Earthquakes

    During Berhalter’s initial matches in charge, Nick Lima was placed in an inverted right-back role, and he handled it pretty well. He faces a battle for that position with the likes of Cannon and Yedlin still involved, but Lima has done well to take his chances at the international level.

  • Chris Gloster USMNT U20s 11012018 ISIRKM

    #37 Chris Gloster | Hannover 96

    After originally heading to Europe to join Hannover 96 in Germany, Chris Gloster is now with Dutch club PSV, where he’s become a regular for the club’s second team. The left-back was a key figure for the U-20s throughout the last cycle and, despite the position becoming more crowded with Sergino Dest entering the fold, there are still high hopes for Gloster’s future.
  • Jesus Ferreira FC Dallas 05162019 ISI

    #38 Jesus Ferreira | FC Dallas

    The son of FC Dallas legend David, the 19-year-old earned his first senior cap in January shortly after becoming eligible to play for the U.S. Last season, Ferreira fired eight goals for FC Dallas, leading the team, while also providing six assists.

  • Tyler Boyd USA USMNT Guyana Gold Cup 2019

    #39 Tyler Boyd | Beskitas

    The New Zealand-born winger is playing at a high level with Turkish side Besiktas and amassed 10 caps in his first year with the USMNT. He may struggle to leapfrog some of the other talented wing options but featuring for Besiktas in Europe in the coming years would certainly help his case.
  • James Sands NYCFC 0062018

    #40 James Sands | New York City FC

    James Sands has long been earmarked as NYCFC’s first true homegrown star, with the defender-midfielder growing into a role with the first team in recent years. Sands has locked down a starting role and big things are expected of a player who is improving rapidly.

  • Cameron Carter-Vickers USMNT 09112018

    #41 Cameron Carter-Vickers | Bournemouth (via Tottenham)

    The defender’s stock has dropped a bit in recent years as he’s been unable to find a steady home. At 22, you can’t write the English-born defender off but he’d benefit greatly from consistent time in one place. Having spent time on loan at Swansea City, Stoke City and Luton Town, he is now playing temporarily for Bournemouth, who will hope to bounce back into the Premier League.
  • Alfredo Morales Fortuna Dusseldorf 2020

    #42 Alfredo Morales | Fortuna Dusseldorf

    For whatever reason, Alfredo Morales has never quite stuck with the USMNT despite regularly playing at a high level across Germany’s top two divisions. He made his return to the program recently but, at 30, it may, admittedly, be too little, too late to seal a regular role.

  • Darlington Nagbe USA Paraguay 03272018

    #43 Darlington Nagbe | Columbus Crew

    Darlington Nagbe certainly should be higher on the list, but the fact is that he, at the moment, has no interest in playing for the national team. Maybe that changes by the time the World Cup rolls around and, if it does, he’d immediately jump towards the top of the midfield depth chart.

  • Wil Trapp USMNT 09112018

    #44 Wil Trapp | Inter Miami

    Wil Trapp brings lots of leadership to the midfield and, perhaps more importantly, he brings plenty of experience in a Berhalter system thanks to his time with the Crew. That midfield picture is looking very crowded, though, especially for Trapp, who may not have the game-changing ability boasted by some of his competitors.
  • Gianluca Busio MLS Sporting Kansas City

    #45 Gianluca Busio | Sporting Kansas City

    At just 18, Sporting KC homegrown Gianluca Busio already has over 40 MLS games under his belt. There’s a reason he’s been linked with PSV, Juventus and Fiorentina, but the teenager still has some growth to do physically and on the defensive side of the ball.

  • Sean Johnson USMNT 03212019

    #46 Sean Johnson | New York City FC

    Sean Johnson has carved out a nice little role with the national team over the last few years, even if he’s never quite been in the conversation for the No. 1 spot. His ability on the ball is an asset that will help him going forward, even if he’s unlikely to really emerge as a starting option at the international level.

  • Matt Turner New England Revolution 2020

    #47 Matt Turner | New England Revolution

    Matt Turner seemingly came out of nowhere and instantly became of of MLS’s most reliable shot-stoppers, pushing his way into the national team picture in the process. He’s already earned several call-ups and, although he doesn’t quite have the footwork of several other goalkeepers in the pool, you can’t complain about a goalkeeper that has the ability to make a save.

  • Duane Holmes Derby County 01052019

    #48 Duane Holmes | Derby County

    Duane Holmes hasn’t truly gotten a shot with the national team, but it's getting more difficult to look past what he’s done in England. At 25 years old, Holmes has become a consistent starter for a good Championship side in Derby County and should get more chances in the run-up to 2022.

  • Timothy Chandler Eintracht Frankfurt 2020

    #49 Timothy Chandler | Eintracht Frankfurt

    Timothy Chandler has had several USMNT chances and he remains one of the program’s biggest enigmas. Still a regular for a solid Bundesliga team, Chandler has looked out of his depth in CONACACF games for whatever reason, leading to him falling out of favor. Could a return be in the cards? If he keeps playing well in Germany, maybe, but he’s not got many chances left.

  • Erik Palmer-Brown USA U-20

    #50 Erik Palmer-Brown | Austria Wien (via Manchester City)

    Defender Erik Palmer-Brown has long been a regular leader at the youth level, having also earned two senior caps so far. Palmer-Brown was set to be a key figure for the Olympic team, but his club future will be his big concern after several seasons on loan all over Europe.

  • Jonathan Lewis USMNT 01272019

    #51 Jonathan Lewis | Colorado Rapids

    So far, Lewis’ career has been limited to a role as a 'super sub', for both club and country. However, his production in that role has been very, very good. It remains to be seen if he’ll ever become more than a dynamic option off the bench internationally, but few coaches would be opposed to having a game-changing winger to bring in late in the game.

  • Ethan Horvath USMNT Portugal 11142017

    #52 Ethan Horvath | Club Brugge

    Ethan Horvath needs someone - anyone - to give him consistent minutes right now. Stuck behind former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet this season, the 25-year-old will need to play consistently over the next two years to have any hope of challenging for a regular role with the national team.
  • Jonathan Amon United States USMNT Peru 16102018

    #53 Jonathan Amon | Nordsjaelland

    Talented winger Jonathan Amon has fallen way down the list through no fault of his own as he’s battled several injury issues. The 21-year-old, who has already earned two USMNT caps, only played 36 minutes in 2019-20, but has made a return to action in Denmark so will be keen to continue on that path.

  • Julian Araujo LA Galaxy 02092019

    #54 Julian Araujo | LA Galaxy

    Julian Arauajo has been a regular for virtually every U.S. youth team, having established himself as one of the full-back prospects to watch in the USMNT pool. He has been a semi-regular for the Galaxy in recent seasons as well, which bodes well for his future.

  • Chris Durkin USMNT 03222019 ISI

    #55 Chris Durkin | Sint-Truiden

    Now officially settled in Europe following his permanent transfer to Belgian side Sint-Truiden, Chris Durkin came on strong for his new club before the coronavirus halted the season. The midfielder seems to finally be in a position to flourish, having struggled for minutes with D.C. United after truly breaking out at the 2017 U-17 World Cup.
  • Bill Hamid DC United 03102019

    #56 Bill Hamid | D.C. United

    Bill Hamid remains one of the best goalkeepers in MLS, having reestablished himself since returning from a failed European stint. The goalkeeper has publicly stated that he believes that he’s as good as any goalkeeper in the USMNT pool, but he faces big competition to back up that claim.

  • Daniel Lovitz USMNT 01272019

    #57 Daniel Lovitz | Nashville SC

    Full-back Daniel Lovitz has been a frequent call-up under Berhalter, having surprisingly become a regular under the USMNT boss. There are younger, more dynamic options, but Lovitz certainly remains in the picture.
  • Djordje Mihailovic USMNT 1 01272019.

    #58 Djordje Mihailovic | Chicago Fire

    Djordje Mihailovic has already earned five caps for the USMNT, earning a spot on the most recent Gold Cup squad. The midfielder overcame a 2017 knee injury by making his true return in 2019, growing into a key figure for the new-look Fire.
  • Emerson Hyndman AFC Bournemouth 07282018

    #59 Emerson Hyndman | Atlanta United

    Now permanently a member of Atlanta United, Emerson Hyndman has become a regular after spending several years bouncing around England and Scotland. Hyndman hasn’t earned a call-up since 2016 but, at just 24 and now in a steady club situation with one of the best teams in MLS, he’ll probably be back in the picture soon.
  • Indiana Vassilev Aston Villa

    #60 Indiana Vassilev | Burton Albion (via Aston Villa)

    Teenager Indiana Vassilev made his first-team debut for Aston Villa in 2020, featuring for the club in the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. Eligible for Bulgaria as well, the midfielder has turned down call-ups from his parents' homeland, committing his future to the U.S.

  • Sam Vines USMNT U.S. national team 2020

    #61 Sam Vines | Colorado Rapids

    It’s been quite the rise for full-back Sam Vines, who went from one MLS appearance to one USMNT appearance in roughly a year. At just 21, there’s a lot of promise there, especially if he continues to develop in the attacking end for the counter-attacking Rapids.

  • Christian Cappis Hobro 2019 1

    #62 Christian Cappis | Hobro IK

    Midfielder Christian Cappis opted to spurn a chance to sign with FC Dallas and instead headed to Europe, where he’s become a key player for Danish side Hobro. The club was relegated in 2020, but Cappis has proven to be a solid player in the Superliga, so won't be short on admirers.
  • Justen Glad USMNT 01112019

    #63 Justen Glad | Real Salt Lake

    Defender Justen Glad has been in the public eye for quite some time, having been a fixture for the U.S. at the youth level while making over 100 appearances for RSL. Over the last few years, though, he’s had his share of struggles, although there’s hope that there could still be a big leap forward for a defender that is still just 23.

  • Julian Green USA Mexico 09112018

    #64 Julian Green | Greuther Fürth

    Former Bayern Munich youth Julian Green may not be what many expected him to be when he scored that goal against Belgium but, at just 25, he isn’t a finished product either. He’s done well enough in the 2. Bundesliga and has developed into a solid central player that could thrive in a Berhalter system.

  • Ventura Alvarado Necaxa 03172019

    #65 Ventura Alvarado | Atletico San Luis

    It’s been a while since we’ve seen Ventura Alvarado in a USMNT jersey, but there’s no denying that he’s thrived in Liga MX since his last cap in 2015. He left Necaxa in 2020, opting to sign for Atletico San Luis, where he has endured a slow start, but will hope things pick up.

  • Tyler Miller LAFC 07152018

    #66 Tyler Miller | Minnesota United

    A call-up for the 2019 Gold Cup squad, Tyler Miller improved immeasurably with LAFC before being traded to Minnesota United. Now playing behind one of the league’s top defenses, Miller remains part of a frequently changing USMNT goalkeeping pool.

  • Sebastian Saucedo Real Salt Lake 2019

    #67 Sebastian Saucedo | Pumas

    After a few up and down years, Sebastian Saucedo left Real Salt Lake ahead of the 2020 season to join Pumas. He was meant to join the USMNT in January, but the club refused to release him for the non-FIFA date camp, and he has since gone on to impress for the Liga MX side.

  • Andija Novakovich USMNT 10112018 ISI

    #68 Andrija Novakovich | Frosinone

    The striker shone in the Netherlands in recent seasons, but a move to Italy with Frosinone has given Novakovich a different type of test. Playing under Alessandro Nesta, the forward has chipped in with a few goals, but could not help them achieve promotion to Serie A.

  • Fabian Johnson Borussia Monchengladbach 2020

    #69 Fabian Johnson | Unattached

    Winger/defender Fabian Johnson has most likely played his last game for the USMNT, but both he and Berhalter have stated that the door is still open for a return. Does it happen? Probably not, especially with Johnson’s uncertain future on the club level.

  • Emmanuel Sabbi Hobro IK 0812201

    #70 Emmanuel Sabbi | OB

    Like Christian Cappis, Emmanuel Sabbi was a key figure for Hobro during the club’s ill-fated relegation campaign, although the winger has since agreed to a free transfer to Odense Boldklub. The move gives Sabbi a step up as he prepares to compete for an Olympic spot.

  • Frankie Amaya USMNT U20

    #71 Frankie Amaya | FC Cincinnati

    Former No. 1 overall pick Frankie Amaya continues to get better and better at FC Cincinnati, making a strong first impression on Jaap Stam during the manager’s first few weeks in charge. Stam has said that he believes Amaya can grow into a very good player, and the midfielder’s displays in MLS have given every reason to believe that can be true.

  • Chase Gasper USMNT 2020

    #72 Chase Gasper | Minnesota United

    Having come through college soccer, Chase Gasper is a bit of a late bloomer. He made 15 appearances in 2019, his rookie season, as the 24-year-old fullback earned a January camp call-up as a result.

  • Jeremy Ebobisse USMNT 01272019

    #73 Jeremy Ebobisse | Portland Timbers

    After helping the Timbers reach the 2018 MLS Cup final, Jeremy Ebobisse scored 11 times in 2019 to continue his push into the national team picture. He faces a test on the club level as the Timbers have brought in Designated Player Jaroslaw Niezgoda, but Ebobisse figures to be a member of the Olympic squad when the time comes.

  • Brandon Servania USMNT U20s 05292019

    #74 Brandon Servania | FC Dallas

    The 21-year-old played a big part for the U.S. U-20s last cycle and was a call-up for January camp. He’s also one of several players leading FC Dallas’ latest crop of homegrown stars.

  • Aboubacar Keita USMNT 06022019

    #75 Aboubacar Keita | Columbus Crew

    A regular for the U-20s at the most recent World Cup, Aboubacar Keita is also growing into a regular role with a surging Crew team. He featured 10 times in 2019, his first season with the club after signing as a homegrown player, and he's been in and out of the lineup in 2020.

  • Keaton Parks USMNT 05282018 ISI

    #76 Keaton Parks | New York City FC

    A move away from Benfica could be just what the doctor ordered for Keaton Parks. The midfielder finally earned regular minutes while on loan with NYCFC last season and has now made that move permanent, although there is still debate surrounding his best position.

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    #77 Kellyn Acosta | Colorado Rapids

    Kellyn Acosta has fallen further and further down the pecking order in recent years, having previously looked like a future regular during his time at FC Dallas. The 25-year-old midfielder has earned 23 caps, but none since Berhalter took over as manager.

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    #78 Corey Baird | Real Salt Lake

    The 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year, Baird had a bit of a sophomore slump in 2019, scoring just five goals after firing eight during his debut campaign. He earned four caps under Berhalter in 2019, his first with senior team.

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    #79 Auston Trusty | Colorado Rapids

    After emerging as as player to watch with the Philadelphia Union, Auston Trusty’s stock has taken a hit over the last year. He was traded to the Rapids after falling out of the picture with his boyhood club, and he’ll have to become a standout with his new club to push his way back into the international game.

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    #80 Bryang Kayo | Wolfsburg

    A January camp call-up at the age of 17, Bryang Kayo has had little to no experience on the club level despite already earning senior national team attention. The midfielder signed with Wolfsburg after recently turning 18 as he will now kick-start his club career with one of Germany’s top clubs.

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    #81 Lynden Gooch | Sunderland

    Black Cats star Lynden Gooch had his best-ever season in League 1 in 2019-20, scoring 10 goals for the club. Gooch hasn’t earned a cap since 2018, but it is hard to argue against a 10-goal season from a player that doesn’t play as a No. 9 and he will be eager to continue that good form.
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    #82 Bobby Wood | Hamburg

    It’s been a rough few years for Bobby Wood, who has all but fallen out of the picture for both club and country. He made just six league appearances in 2019-20 and things haven't improved in 2020-21 but, for all of his recent difficulties, Wood has proven he can score at the international level.

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    #83 Shaq Moore | CD Tenerife

    Shaq Moore, who has earned five USMNT caps, has fallen out of the public eye a bit, but the full-back has been a regular for Spanish second division side Tenerife. His stock has dropped since he broke through with his La Liga debut as a member of Levante.

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    #84 Russell Canouse | D.C. United

    Russell Canouse hasn’t received a call-up in some time, but he has found consistent playing time with D.C. He has shuffled between midfield and right back but he’s once again featuring as a central midfielder for D.C.

  • Ricardo Pepi USMNT U17 05142019 ISI

    #85 Ricardo Pepi | FC Dallas

    The 17-year-old forward already has a few MLS goals to his name, and there’s plenty of reason to expect more to follow. Pepi scored plenty for North Texas FC in the USL and he has already earned a first-team place with FC Dallas.

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    #86 Joe Scally | New York City FC (to join Borussia Monchengladbach)

    Not many MLS players can command a seven-figure fee, but Joe Scally’s transfer to Borussia Mochengladbach did just that. He won’t move to Germany until he’s 18 and, until that point, he’ll look to push into the NYCFC first team as he looks to make his MLS debut.

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    #87 Mason Toye | Montreal Impact

    Just 22 years old, Mason Toye has had a decent start to life in MLS and showed that he has an eye for goal at Minnesota United. He switched to Montreal Impact in 2020 and will hope to build on his experiences as he looks to secure an Olympic place.
  • David Ochoa USMNT U20 05292019

    #88 David Ochoa | Real Salt Lake

    While the club is bringing him along slowly, Real Salt Lake will certainly have high hopes for the U.S. U-20 goalkeeper, who became a regular with the club’s second team, Real Monarchs, in 2019. At just 19-years-old, David Ochoa still has another cycle left with the U.S. U-20 group after already featuring at a U-20 World Cup.
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    #89 Brooks Lennon | Atlanta United

    Former Liverpool academy player Brooks Lennon made the transition from winger to fullback with Real Salt Lake before quickly establishing himself as a wing-back with Atlanta United. Lennon has been a regular for U.S. youth teams, but has mainly been played as a winger during his time with the national team program.

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    #90 Kobe Hernandez-Foster | Wolfsburg

    Left-back Kobe Hernandez-Foster recently completed a move to Wolfsburg, having emerged from the LA Galaxy academy. The U.S. U-17 defender has been featuring with Wolfsburg’s U-19s this season.
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    #91 Chris Mueller | Orlando City

    Chris Mueller has never been called up to a national team, but the Orlando City winger continues to get better and better. The Lions attacker enjoyed a fruitful foray in the MLS is Back tournament and may just have done enough to force his way into the squad.

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    #92 George Bello | Atlanta United

    George Bello hasn’t quite locked down a first-team spot, but there are still high hopes for the talented teenager. After seeing his 2019 season derailed by injury, the defender has hit the ground running in 2020.

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    #93 Taylor Booth | Bayern Munich

    Nineteen-year-old midfielder Taylor Booth made his debut for Bayern Munich II in 2019 after making the move to Germany from Real Salt Lake. He’ll face an uphill battle to ever make it into Bayern’s first team, but there are few better places to kick-start your European career.

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    #94 Steve Birnbaum | D.C. United

    It’s been several years since Steve Birnbaum featured for the USMNT, but his record in MLS speaks for itself. D.C. allowed the second-fewest goals in the league in 2019 with Birnbaum leading the charge, and that sort of form could eventually earn him another chance.

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    #95 J.T. Marcinkowski | San Jose Earthquakes

    J.T. Marcinkowski has long been a regular for the U.S. youth teams and remains one of the top goalkeepers in his age group. He’s had a small run of games with the Quakes, but has mostly spent time gaining valuable experience with Reno 1868 FC.

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    #96 Hassani Dotson | Minnesota United

    Named to the Olympic qualifying roster, Minnesota midifelder/defender Hassani Dotson has had quite a rise since being drafted by the Loons in 2019. Dotson became a regular for Minnesota midway through the 2019 season, making plenty of appearances in his rookie year.

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    #97 Jesse Gonzalez | Unattached

    Jesse Gonzalez switched his allegiance to the U.S. a few years back, having previously been eligible to play for Mexico. However, he has yet to make an appearance for the USMNT, and recent off-field difficulties have seen his career take a hit, with FC Dallas terminating his contract.

  • Luca De La Torre Fulham 11062018

    #98 Luca de la Torre | Heracles Almelo

    Luca de la Torre has yet to truly break through on the senior level, having struggled to nail down a starting position over four years at Fulham. He’s still eligible for the Olympic team, but he’ll need to get a lot of games under his belt at new club Heracles Almelo in the Dutch Eredivisie.
  • Ike Opara Minnesota United 2020

    #99 Ike Opara | Minnesota United

    Any chance of seeing Ike Opara with the national team has probably come and gone, but there’s little doubt that the Loons defender is among the best in the pool right now. Injuries robbed Opara of his prime and a chance with the national team, but maybe there’s still time for the two-time MLS Defender of the Year to make one final push.

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    #100 Matt Freese | Philadelphia Union

    U.S. U-23 goalkeeper Matt Freese left Harvard early to sign with the Philadelphia Union as a homegrown player, making five first-team appearances during his rookie season. However, it’s tough to see him getting regular minutes with Andre Blake in front of him, which means Freese will likely get the bulk of his playing time with the reserves.