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SSFC Podcast, Episode 24: The USMNT goalkeeper depth chart

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We begin our deep dive into the player pool with the goalkeepers.

Mexico v United States Final - 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

On this 24th episode, we begin our deep dive of the United States Men’s National Team, and we begin with a focus on the goalkeepers. Which goalkeepers are at the top of the depth chart? Which ones are fighting to be in the mix or should be in the mix? Which ones are on the outside looking in. Here is the list of goalkeepers that are discussed:

Zack Steffen (25 years old, Manchester City)

Sean Johnson (31, New York City FC)

Bill Hamid (30, D.C. United)

J.T. Marcinkowski (23, San Jose Earthquakes)

Matt Turner (26, New England Revolution)

Brad Guzan (36, Atlanta United)

Jonathan Klinsmann (23, LA Galaxy)

Ethan Horvath (25, Club Brugge)

Stefan Frei (34, Seattle Sounders)

Jesse Gonzalez (25, formerly FC Dallas)

Tim Melia (34, Sporting Kansas City)

David Bingham (30, LA Galaxy)

David Ochoa (19, Real Monarchs/Real Salt Lake)

Brady Scott (21, Nashville SC)

Alex Bono (26, Toronto FC)

Please note that I mention 15 goalkeepers, but there are only 14 on this list. Originally, I discussed former FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez being at the very bottom of this list because of his domestic violence charge and sexual harassment accusations against him. Frankly, I didn’t feel comfortable even having him on any list because he doesn’t deserve to be on the national team, straight up. So, I removed that portion of the discussion, and we’re left with 14 guys who deserve at least to be on this depth chart and debated.

Who do you think belongs in that first tier of the depth chart? Which ones do you want called in for competitions like World Cup qualifying, the Gold Cup, Concacaf Nations League, or the Olympics should we qualify? Continue the discussion and the debate in the comments below. The next episode will focus on the defenders, so if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on it, make sure to subscribe and tell your friends so you’re ready to discuss the rest of the USMNT player pool!