On Tuesday night the U.S. men's national team kicks off the 2015 Gold Cup, attempting to repeat as the tournament champs after bringing home the CONCACAF-based title in 2013.
The U.S. and Mexico are the tournament favorites, and to meet El Tri in the likely Gold Cup title match the Americans will need to navigate a group featuring pesky foes Honduras and Panama before advancing to the knockout stage.
Which U.S. player will have the biggest impact on the team's performance based on how well or poorly he plays? Which young player needs to step up the most for the U.S.? Which American has the most to prove? And which U.S. player would be the most important provisional squad call-up for the group stage?
We assembled a panel of six ESPN USMNT experts -- including FC Insiders Doug McIntyre, Adrian Melville and Kasey Keller, FC USMNT reporters Jeff Carlisle and Jason Davis, and Paul Carr from ESPN Stats & Info -- to weigh in on these questions as well as to get their prediction on whether the U.S. will win the Gold Cup....