CARSON, Calif. - U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said that the six-game suspension hanging over veteran midfielder Jermaine Jones for an incident in a Major League Soccer playoff game last October is "frustrating" for the national team.
It has already been an eventful 2016 for the U.S. men's national team. Jurgen Klinsmann & Co. put a mix of veterans and newcomers through the paces at the team's annual January camp, and there has been a flurry of club signings, movement and impressive performances.
Among the most notable headliners have been youngsters: Matt Miazga moved from the Red Bulls to Chelsea, Jordan Morris signed with the Sounders, Christian Pulisic impressed in a first-team appearance for Borussia Dortmund and several up-and-comers played well for the USMNT in its recent friendly against Iceland.
Should Miazga get significant minutes at center-back with the U.S.? Should Pulisic soon get called up to the senior team? Overall, which rising Americans are poised to step up for the senior team now or in the near future?
We assembled a panel of three ESPN FC analysts -- Insiders Doug McIntyre and Kasey Keller, along with Paul Carr from ESPN Stats & Information -- to evaluate next-up youngsters at each position for the USMNT.