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State of the USMNT: Assessing the U.S. on talent identification, player development and tactical evolution

It’s been more than two years since the U.S. men’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. It’s been little more than a year since Gregg Berhalter took charge of the national team for the first time. The Americans’ first crack at redemption will come this fall, when they begin qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

So with the failures of the 2018 cycle in the past and the hope of the 2022 cycle still on the horizon, where does the U.S. stand? Jeff Carlisle and Noah Davis answer that question by chronicling the state of the U.S. men’s national team in four key areas as the Americans prepare to start on the path toward Qatar.

Published: February 10, 2020