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Player pool tiers: post summer tournaments edition


So I did this in November, and I think now is a good time to reevaluate where our pool stands heading into the new club season and WCQ. This isn't a traditional depth chart, in my mind I break up players into tiers based on their importance to the national team. These opinions are fully my own, and while I do use Gregg's base 4-3-3 formation to think about players, I am not acknowledging his preferences for player selection.

Tier 1: The core, should start any game of any importance for us, regardless of opponent/tactic/scenario

1. Weston McKennie

2. CP10

3. Adams

4. John Brooks

5. Gio Reyna

6. Dest

Tier 2: Key players (definitely rostered, either starters or bench players depending on situation)

7. Weah

8. Richards

9. Musah

10. Antonee Robinson

11. Turner

12. Horvath

13. Sargent

14. Aaronson

15. Miles Robinson

16. Acosta

17. Steffen

Tier 3: Guys to be rotated based on form and need during long WCQ windows (a few could easily jump up a tier)

18. Julian Green

19. Mark McKenzie

20. Hoppe

21. Shaq Moore

22. Reggie Cannon

23. KDLF (doing a bit of positive projection here)

24. Yedlin

25. LDLT

26. Roldan

27. Sands

28. Lletget

29. Zimmerman

30. Miazga

31. Gioacchini

32. Dike ( I know he's been worse than some other strikers, I still believe though)

33. Siebatcheu

Tier 4: Longterm injured that could get back into the mix

34. Morris

35. Ledezma

Tier 5: Probably not needed, but wouldn't make me TOO nervous if we did use them

Strikers:

36. Zardes

37. Novakovich

Wingers:

38. Boyd

39. Arriola

40. Sabbi

41. Clark

Mids:

42. Williamson

43. Booth

44. Busio

45. Pomykal

46. Tessman

47. Otasowie

FBs:

48. Vines

49. Reynolds

50. Araujo

CBs:

51. CCV

52. Ream

53. EPB

GK:

54. Ochoa

55. Hamid

Tier 6: Guys I don't to see yet or again

Everyone else

Who'd I miss? Who am I way off on?

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