Following Wednesday's upset defeat to Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals, the U.S. men's national team turns its attention to a busy fall that includes a Confederations Cup play-in game with the Gold Cup winner as well as World Cup qualifying matches.
Given the USMNT's disappointing finish at the Gold Cup, questions abound regarding the future of a variety of players, positions and, ultimately, the overall direction of the team under manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
Which player has the most to prove over the rest of the year? Which player who isn't a regular in the starting lineup should be? Which center backs should start? Has Brad Guzan earned the starting goalkeeper job? Which player(s) should partner with Clint Dempsey in the attack? And is the U.S. making progress under Klinsmann?
We assembled a trio of ESPN USMNT experts -- including FC Insiders Doug McIntyre and Adrian Melville along with FC USMNT reporter Jason Davis -- to weigh in on these questions and several others as the team looks toward an important stretch of matches over the remainder of the year....