Another World Cup Cycle starts. And I’m pleased to see a new, young vanguard selected. Every match we learn who can contribute during this break before real competitions start again is as much a win as any final score.
The first post-World Cup camp for the U.S. will be an exploration of young talent, with an almost entirely Europe-based squad allowing opportunities to a number of players looking to breakthrough in the 2018 cycle. Here’s a quick look at a few of the names that hope to become more familiar over the next four years:
Cody Cropper – The Southampton keeper isn’t new to U.S. rosters, but at 21 years old, Cropper’s is a name that could become more prominent in Klinsmann’s selections between now and Russia. With a long jam of goalkeepers under Ronald Koeman’s watch, time in practice with Klinsmann and goalkeeping coach Chris Wood is particularly crucial. Cropper won’t get the same minutes Bill Hamid and Sean Johnson see back in MLS.
Club: Has yet to make a league appearance for Southampton or his previous club, Ipswich Town.
Greg Garza – The Texas-born wide-man…
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