Assessing the issues in defense

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The USMNT You have a date with fate on November 21 against Wales in World Cup Qatar 2022. to me USMNT It’s their return to the big event after missing out at Russia 2018.

Greg Berhalter’s team has shown a lot of volatility in a team that has lost a generation and relies on the capabilities of its youth but lacks the experience of the team’s past. while the Midline It appears to be set, and defense and attack seem to be a major talking point for USMNT.

Below is a review of some of the USMNT defenders’ stock, where they are and what their chances are of going to Qatar 2022.

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Tim Riam He may not fit into the Greg Berhalter system every time, but he has played at a high level for more than five years and is captain of a team in the Premier League. In a team that will be on the back pedal more often at the World Cup, Rim should be a prime choice for Berhalter.

Walker Zimmerman It looks like he will be the main and pivotal defender for the USMNT team at the World Cup. Cameron Carter Vickers Playing in Celtic make him a reliable backup option, while Eric Palmer Brown He starts leading the defense at Troyes but plays limited minutes with the USMNT.

on the wings Serginio Dest, Joe Scully, Anthony Robinson and Reggie Cannon They seem to be locks because they continue to play in Europe.

Stocks in limbo

Not up or down but indifferent, Shack Mor A little impressed with MLS, being good but not great. Mark McKenzie He fights between Eric Palmer-Brown and Aaron Long for the last position in central defence. McKenzie played well in Belgium and in other circumstances is worth a look.

Arrows way down

Chris Richards‘Moving to the Premier League and injury issues have severely damaged his chances of making the team. When he was healthy, Richards was seen as the natural partner for Zimmerman, but with no jelly games Richards may need to consider 2026.

Aaron Long She gradually took on a worse and worse role with the USMNT and the New York Red Bulls. Despite understanding Berhalter’s system, it seems, Long has looked lost in his past few matches at the USMNT and MLS Playoffs.

John Brooks Played 2 minutes of football league in 4 months. It’s hard to imagine him thinking at this point warming the bench at Benfica.

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