2017 may have marked a huge disappointment for the U.S soccer team as they failed to secure qualification for the world cup for the first time since 1986.
The stars and stripes paid the price for relying too heavily on older players. While DaMarcus Beasley and Tim Howard have been great servants of American soccer for almost 20-years, they really looked out of it and should not have been part of the world cup qualification campaign.
This disaster does indicate that the US soccer federation needs to start making massive progress and considering that the US play in the CONCACAF region (which is one of the least competitive) and still failed to qualify for the tournament, it can be argued that they do not deserve to be playing in the world cup.
Despite the US having failed to qualify for the world cup, there is some hope for the future. Below is a list of four up and coming talents who fans and look forward to watching.
At just 19-years-old, Pulisic has come to be regarded as one of the best up and coming talents in the world. He is currently a first-team regular at Borussia Dortmund, and there has even been speculation suggesting that he could go on and play for an elite club in England or Spain in the near future.
Pulisic has managed to establish himself as a key player for the US and was arguably the best player during the disastrous 2018 world cup qualification campaign.
Despite the US enduring a disastrous 2017, the year was a good one for Pulisic as he went on to establish himself as an essential part of the Borussia Dortmund team and was crowned as the US male soccer athlete of the year.