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Community Corner: What’s the weakest unit on the USMNT?

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We ask which part of the team needs the biggest improvement.

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The United States Men’s National Team now knows the road it will travel as they seek to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. World Cup qualifying begins next June for the USMNT, and they will need to grind out 14 matches to be one of the 3 teams from Concacaf that advances directly to Qatar.

However, with so many matches, The Ocho, or The Octagon, will require a player pool with many options at each position. It’s grueling, and we won’t have the same 11 players starting every match. It will be up to head coach Gregg Berhalter to navigate the choppy waters of qualifying and go with guys that can handle the pressure. However, despite some strong players in the pool and some obvious stars or budding stars, there are some holes in both the offense and defense. As the saying goes, you’re only as strong as your weakest link, and the weakest link for the USMNT could mean the difference between qualifying for the World Cup and another campaign where fans wonder what could have been.

So, this week’s Community Corner question is: which is currently the weakest unit on the USMNT? Which part of the player pool needs the most improvement between now and the start of qualifying next June?

Vote in the poll and then hit the comments to explain which part of the roster could benefit from the most work.

Poll

Which unit on the USMNT is currently the weakest?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Goalkeepers
    (115 votes)
  • 37%
    Defenders
    (452 votes)
  • 6%
    Midfielders
    (81 votes)
  • 46%
    Forwards
    (559 votes)
1207 votes total Vote Now