Here we take a deep look into the USA Potential Squad for the World Cup 2022 and the 5 best players who could be crucial on the sport’s biggest stage.
After a wait of eight long years, the USMNT is back in the FIFA World Cup. Gregg Berhalter’s men will play their World Cup opener against Wales on 21st November before facing England and Iran in Group B.
The September friendlies didn’t go quite as planned for Christian Pulisic and co. – a 2-0 defeat to Japan and a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia. The USMNT hopes to bounce back strongly.
Gregg Berhalter will call a 26-man squad for the World Cup 2022. But who will make the squad?
The USA Potential Squad
- Zack Steffen – Middlesborough
- Matt Turner – Arsenal
- Sean Johnson – New York City FC
- Reggie Cannon – Boavista
- Cameron Carter-Vickers – Celtic
- Sergino Dest – AC Milan
- Aaron Long – New York Red Bulls
- Chris Richards – Crystal Palace
- Antonee Robinson – Fulham
- Joe Scally – Borussia M’Gladbach
- DeAndre Yedlin – Inter Miami CF
- Walker Zimmerman – Nashville FC
- Shaq Moore – Nashville FC
- Kellyn Acosta – Los Angeles FC
- Tyler Adams – Leeds United
- Luca de la Torre – Celta Vigo
- Weston McKennie – Juventus
- Yunus Musah – Valencia
- Malik Tillman – Rangers
- Brenden Aaronson – Leeds
- Paul Arriola – FC Dallas
- Jesus Ferreira – FC Dallas
- Christian Pulisic – Chelsea
- Jordan Pefok – Union Berlin
- Gio Reyna – Dortmund
- Josh Sargent – Norwich
- Tim Weah – Lille
- Ricardo Pepi – FC Groningen
5 Best USMNT Players in World Cup 2022
Here we look into the top 5 USMNT players who could make a huge impact in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
#1 Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic is the most significant name in soccer for the United States. A lot will depend on the Chelsea forward when the USMNT travels to Qatar in November.
Though the 24-year-old is struggling for minutes for his club, he will be a key piece in the US attack in the World Cup. Pulisic has scored a goal and an assist in 8 matches (2 starts) for the Blues this season in the Premier League.
#2 Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie could be a key piece in the midfield for the USA in Qatar World Cup. The Juventus midfielder is good with the ball and can make dangerous runs forward.
Even though Juventus is struggling this season, the 24-year-old has provided an assist in the Serie A; and a goal in the Champions League.
#3 Jesus Ferreira
The next on our list is a prolific goal scorer, Jesus Ferreira. Ferreira could be vital in the USMNT offense and we might find him in the scoresheet.
The FC Dallas youngster has scored 18 goals and provided 6 assists in 33 matches in the MLS 2022. The 21-year-old is a star in the making and could shine in the World Cup.
#4 Sergino Dest
The Barcelona right-back, currently on loan to AC Milan, is another potential player. Sergio Dest is excellent moving forward down the right wing and sending good crosses into the box. We expect the 21-year-old to shine on soccer’s biggest stage.
#5 Walker Zimmerman
Miles Robinson would be unavailable in the World Cup due to an Achilles tendon, so a lot depends on Walker Zimmerman.
The Nashville defender is rock solid and a major threat on the air. Zimmerman has scored 4 goals and assisted another in 30 matches in the MLS 2022. He would be a key piece in the USA Squad for the World Cup 2022.
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