Massive Player Pool Awaiting Jurgen Klinsmann and 2018 USMNT World Cup Roster

July 5, 2014

Now that the 2014 World Cup is over for the United States men’s national team, the focus for the USMNT and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will turn to the 2015 Gold Cup, the 2016 Copa America and, eventually, the 2018 World Cup.

In no particular order, and probably with a glaring omission or two, here are 70 names that could be in the running.

The future looks promising.

Bill Hamid
Steve Clark
Cody Cropper
Clint Irwin
Sean Johnson
Brad Guzan
William Yarbrough

Matt Besler
Matt Hedges
Geoff Cameron
Shane O’Neill
John Anthony Brooks
Will Packwood
Walker Zimmerman
Omar Gonzalez
Erik Palmer-Brown
Chris Schuler
Austin Berry

Outside Backs:
Kofi Sarkodie
Sheanon Williams
Andrew Farrell
Timmy Chandler
DeAndre Yedlin
Chris Klute
Fabian Johnson
Greg Garza
Kellyn Acosta

Holding/Center Midfielders:
Michael Bradley
Will Trapp
Amobi Okugo
Maurice Edu
Dillon Powers
Alfredo Morales
Danny Williams
Conor O’Brien
Marc Pelosi
Caleb Stanko

Attacking Midfielders/Wingers:
Sebastian Lletget
Nick Deleon
Kelyn Rowe
Diego Fagundez
Benji Joya
Harry Shipp
Darlington Nagbe
Gedion Zelalem
Emerson Hyndman
Luis Gil
Joe Corona
Paul Arriloa
Lynden Gooch
Brek Shea
Julian Green
Duane Holmes
Joe Gyau
Mix Diskerud
Josh Gatt
Jose Villareal
Junior Flores
Daniel Cuevas

Patrick Mullins
Rubio Rubin
Bobby Wood
Alonso Hernandez
Jack McInerney
Jozy Altidore
Juan Agudelo
Mario Rodriguez
Aron Johannsson
Terrence Boyd
Ben Spencer

Feel free to make suggestions to the list in the comments.

John D. Halloran

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5 Responses to Massive Player Pool Awaiting Jurgen Klinsmann and 2018 USMNT World Cup Roster

  1. Ryan Black on July 5, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Nick Hagglund rookie at Toronto FC is someone to watch over the next four years as well.

  2. Jeff on July 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Zac macmath

    • Hawk on July 9, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      I’m sick of people saying Zach mcmath Is good. He’s not, honestly hes one of the worst keepers in mls. His positioning is terrible, he doesn’t catch anything, and his footwork is AWFUL. I really just don’t understand how people think he’s good. He’s been in the league years and hasn’t gotten any better

  3. Rick on July 10, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Darlington Nagbe & Steve Zakuani
    . . . . let’s get ‘em Naturalized!
    Come on—>Liberia and DPR Congo! Seriously?

  4. Derek Prestly on July 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    And don’t sleep on several younger guys who impressed at last year’s Nike International Friendlies. Haji Wright is a beast of a forward, Joe Gallardo looks to be one to watch. Christian Pulisic as well.

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