The biggest reason why the USMNT National Team lost was because they couldn’t attack. Jurgen Klinsmann abandoned his philosophy he used in the World Cup. If Julian Green was good enough to play in the World Cup, why wasn’t he chosen or other young players were chosen for the Gold Cup?
The U.S biggest weakness wasn’t John Brooks and Ventura Alvarado, it was that they lacked attacking options. If the US selected Rubin, Green, Wood and Morris, do you think the US can attack better. When Jozy Altidore played for Villareal, he still played and started on the National Team.
National Teamers such as Landon Donovan, Demarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore have been a part of the National Team since they were teenagers. The best way for the National Team to grow is to incorporate younger talent like he did for the World Cup.
If Bobby Wood was able to score against Germany and the Neatherlands, he should be selected for the Gold Cup over MLS veterans, Chris Wondolowski and Alan Gordon.
The U.S needs to play better attacking football. They are best option is to go younger instead of guys who proven they can’t play in the international level.
MLS veterans aren’t the option. It’s time for Klinsmann like his successors to integrate young players into starting for the National Team.
The U.S lacked midfielders who can attack. Deandre Yedlin was out of position and the U.S didn’t have strong starting wingers and backs.
If I had to pick the best starting lineup for the US team, this would be my team:
LM: Julian Green
I think the US should continue going younger and giving opportunities to younger players who have potential instead of proven players who play in lesser leagues.