The Next Competitive USMNT Game Is Over 600 Days Away. What Will The Starting XI Look Like?

Let’s look ahead to the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup because we have nothing else to look forward to.

The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup is coming! Not quickly, but more so in the way that time inevitably passes and eventually reaches a certain date, this date being over 600 days away. Barring an invitation to the 2019 Copa America, the Gold Cup will serve as the USMNT’s first competitive match after the Trinidad and Tobago disaster. What will the USMNT roster look like come then?

As you probably know, 600 days is a pretty substantial passage of time and fortune is fickle. We really have no clue how particular young talents will mature and grow over that period of time, so this is an entirely reckless exercise. But that’s never stopped us before. 

So here you go, a fresh, hopeful and exuberant starting XI, along with one alternate at each position, to fight tooth and nail with French Guiana at the Alamodome! I feel it coming, I feel it coming, babe.

The side will lineup in a 4-4-2 diamond formation because we gained some valuable tactical experience using it at the Ato Boldon Stadium — shame about the wet grass. 

GK: Bill Hamid (26, DC United)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT Starting XI: GK Bill Hamid

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Alternate: Ethan Horvath (22, Club Brugge)

LB: Greg Garza (26, Atlanta United)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: LB Greg Garza

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Alternate: Brandon Vincent (23, Chicago Fire)

CB: John Brooks (24, Wolfsburg)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: CB John Brooks

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Alternate: Cameron Carter-Vickers (19, Tottenham)

CB: Matt Miazga (22, Chelsea)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: CB Matt Miazga

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Alternate: Walker Zimmerman (24, FC Dallas)

RB: DeAndre Yedlin (24, Newcastle United)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: RB DeAndre Yedlin

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Alternate: Desevio Payne (21, Excelsior)

CDM: Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: CDM Weston McKennie

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Alternate: Tyler Adams (18, New York Red Bulls)

CM: Kellyn Acosta (22, FC Dallas)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: CM Kellyn Acosta

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Alternate: Kenny Saief (23, K.A.A. Gent)

CM: Cristian Roldan (22, Seattle Sounders)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: CM Cristian Roldan

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Alternate: Paul Arriola (22, DC United)

CAM: Christian Pulisic (19, Borussia Dortmund)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: CAM Christian Pulisic

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Alternate: Lynden Gooch (21, Sunderland)

ST: Bobby Wood (24, Hamburger SV)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: ST Bobby Wood

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Alternate: Jordan Morris (22, Seattle Sounders)

ST: Josh Sargent (17, Werder Bremen)
Future USMNT starting XI

Future USMNT starting XI: ST Josh Sargent

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Alternate: Haji Wright (19, Schalke 04)

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