25 greatest players of All-Time

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Compiling a list of the best players for the national team is not an easy task, if USMNT It is clear that there is a gap between the pre-1990 and post-1990 era. For 40 years USMNT was a football player until they shocked the world and qualified for World Cup 1990.

distance Championship 1994Hosted by the United States, football has changed in America, the arrival of football League The growth of the youth game in the United States has resulted in players playing in the best tournaments in Europe and at home.

Here is a look at the 25 most influential players who made their mark on USMNT. Criteria, a player must have played at least 30 international matches and/or played in world Cup to make the list.

* Matches until November 2022 for active players.

25. Tony Mulla

For 100 caps and a two-time World Cup start, Tony Muola has been a rock for the North American Football Confederation. He had great success in matches against Colombia, England and Germany. Miola may not have had a great European career but he has revitalized his career with the national team in MLS. Mulla was part of three World Cup teams and was a great goalkeeper, but was prone to mistakes at times.

24. Clint Mathis

Talented but undisciplined Clint Matisse was a huge talent for the USMNT with 12 goals in 46 games, no bigger than his goal against South Korea in the 2022 World Cup. Matisse loved the nightlife more than the gym, but when it came to talent, he was second to none.

23. Mike Windischmann

USMNT’s 1990 World Cup captain Mike Windishman played 50 games for the United States during an era of no professional football and even fewer Americans abroad. Considering that he was primarily a semi-professional, Windischmann played in the 1988 Summer Olympics, and was named Athlete of the Year in American Football for the year 1989.

22. Weston McKinney

24-year-old Juventus and Weston McKennie is one of the best box-to-box players the USMNT has ever produced. The Juventus star scored 9 goals in 37 games for the United States and is yet to reach his real levels. A unique personality and talent from the new golden generation.

21. Carlos Bocanegra

One of the most accomplished players in USA FA history, Carlos Bocanegra was not only captain for the USA during the 2010 World Cup, but also played professionally in the Premier League, France, Spain and Scotland. 14 goals in 110 matches made him a fantastic presence in defence.

20. Jimmy Banks

Jimmy Banks was a fast and elegant defender who played for the USMNT in the 1990 World Cup. Despite making a living playing indoor soccer, Banks held most of his World Cup game 90. Banks was beloved by the American football community and played 36 International match with the United States.

19. Pablo Mastroini

The tough-nosed and powerful midfielder Pablo Mastroini has been a midfield rock for the USMNT at two World Cups. Despite her strength, Mastrowini’s mental matches knocked half the Mexican team out of the last 16 in the 2002 game against the United States. 65 caps and plenty of mischievous opponents, the USMNT team has yet to find another Pablo Mastroini.

18. Jermaine Jones

Elusive and outspoken, Jermaine Jones desperately needed the lackluster American teams in 2011-2017. Jones was a solid midfielder who wasn’t afraid of the big occasion, nothing more than his equalizing goal against Portugal at the 2014 World Cup.

17. Hugo Perez

Skillful and quick, Hugo Perez introduced creativity to the hard-working staple American side in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Perez played in the 1994 World Cup for the USMNT, scoring 13 goals in 73 international matches.

16. John Harks

One of the best American football players of all time, John Harks was the captain of the US team after the 1994 World Cup until early 1998. Harks played in England with Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, and West Ham before returning to the MLS to build a dynasty in the capital. united. A major part of the 1990 and 1994 World Cups for the United States, Harks was named Player of the Year at the 1995 Copa America in Uruguay where the United States finished fourth.

15. Marcelo Balboa

A leader in defense, Marcelo Balboa was one of the strongest and best defenders the USMNT has ever had. Balboa played three World Cups, 127 caps and scored 13 goals.

14. Casey Keeler

One of the most decorated goalkeepers and players in USMNT history, Kasey Keller is a cult legend at Millwall in England and has played in the Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga in his career. Keeler was a strong nether for the United States and unfortunately played the starter in two disappointing USMNT tournaments, 1998 and 2006.

13. Michael Bradley

There are two sides to Michael Bradley, his early and last career. The start of Michael Bradley’s career saw a strong midfielder with Serie A, Premier League and Bundesliga credentials, as he captained the United States in several important matches in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Bradley’s later career was a shadow of the player he used to be, and still is. Bradley is one of the best midfielders the country has produced.

12. Kobe Jones

The most capped player in USMNT history, Kobe Jones has always been there as a starter or sub off the bench, Kobe had that speed and ball control needed when called up. Jones played three World Cups and made 164 caps for the United States, scoring 15 goals.

11. Josie Altidore

The massive striker is one of the top scorers in the country’s history with 42 goals in 115 international matches. Jozy Altidore played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cup finals, but did not score any results at this level. Jose’s biggest goal came in the 2-0 win over Spain at the 2009 Confederations Cup.

10. Brad Friedel

Ironman Brad Friedel was a tough and tough goalkeeper who supported the North American Football Federation team in the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup. Brad Friedel was caught in a goalkeeper duel with Casey Keeler for most of 1995-2002. After 82 caps, the Premier League veteran decided to step down from the national team in 2005.

9. Eddie Pop

The best USMNT defender of all time, Eddie Pope was elegant and smart, and had great ball-winning abilities. Bob may have played in MLS for his entire career but not without getting transfer offers from Liverpool, Ajax, Milan and Chelsea during his playing days. Bob drove back in the World Cup three times for the United States.

8. Christian Pulisic

The best player in the golden generation, Christian Pulisic has the skills of Pablo Aimar and the leadership of Thierry Henry. Already, Pulisic has 21 goals in 52 caps and is likely to have doubled his stats by the time his career with the national team is over. From big Champions League matches to last minute goals against Mexico, Pulisic could top this list in 10 years.

7. Eric Wynalda

Until surpassed by Josie, Dempsey, and Donovan, Waldo was the USMNT’s top scorer with 34 goals. Winalda was not afraid of this big occasion, scoring against Switzerland in the 1994 World Cup and against Argentina in the 95 Copa America.

6. Claudio Reina

Stylish and tactical, Claudio Reina was a skilled ball player, not the best dribbler but certainly a great thinker. The former Rangers star played in 3 World Cup Finals and was on the team 4 times. In 2002, Rina was one of the best players in the tournament.

5. Brian McBride

Brian McBride may have scored fewer goals than Wynalda, but he has scored some huge goals for the USMNT. McBride scored 3 goals in the USMNT World Cup and helped the United States win the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup. One of the best American strikers of all-time, McBride had a rocket on his head.

4. Tim Howard

At the World Cup, Tim Howard took the net for USMNT, no fouls, no flare, pure skill. A great shot stopper but also a sporty guard. Howard is an Everton legend and was the best goalkeeper in the Premier League during the glory days of Manchester United. Howard holds the record for most saves in a World Cup match.

3. Ramos Tab

He remains one of the most, if not the most skilled, American midfielders ever. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay but made in New Jersey, Ramos was explosive in dribbling but even more explosive when he cut into his right and fired a powerful shot on goal. Stylish, fast and yet hearty, well known by Uruguayan footballers, Ramos is a player who would to this day be a key player.

2. Landon Donovan

World Cup, Landon Donovan appeared when it mattered most, the big matches. Donovan has 5 goals in the World Cup, no bigger than his last-second shot against Algeria to send USMA to the top of its group and into the Round of 16 in 2010. Overall, Donovan had a successful career, 57 goals in 157 matches, the winner of four CONCACAF Gold Cups, and the face of American football for nearly a decade.

1. Clint Dempsey

He tied with Donovan for 57 USMNT goals, but in fewer games, 141, Dempsey had skill and heart and never said death. Dempsey scored 4 goals in three World Cups, 3 in the Copa America in 2016, and 3 in the Confederations Cup in 2009. Dempsey was all-American and as tough as his nails he had proven himself time and time again at Fulham in the Premier League. Dempsey will continue to score for the United States until the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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