Putting together an attack line for the USMNT circa-World Cup 2018 is a complex undertaking. There are so many young veterans and prospects, and there will be plenty of debate on what station many of them best project. I began with starters and worked from there. I generally prefer FabJo slicing in from the left, but in four years his crossing game could be move toward the level of his cutback game. The folks in Utrecht think Rubin is a real keeper, and who wants to argue? Gatt needs health, Shipp seasoning and Corona perhaps just more chances during the cycle (or a more advanced position in club life) to compete.
Also being monitored: Graham Zusi, Daniel Cuevas, Andrew Wooten
- Greg Seltzer