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USMNT Depth Chart Series: Central Defensive Midfielders

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Who is the best?

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Welcome back to the USMNT Depth Chart Poll. We’re taking a poll to find out who everyone believes are the top three players at each position. We want to know who you would take, here and now (assuming everyone is magically healthy), if there was an important game for the United States to win. This isn’t about who we think will be our best in 2022. The chart will undoubtedly change dramatically in those four years as players rise and fall. We’re interested to see where we are now and it’ll be fun to revisit this in the future to see what’s changed.

So far the results are as follows:

GK: Zack Steffen, Bill Hamid, Ethan Horvath

RB: DeAndre Yedlin, Shaq Moore, Timothy Chandler

LB: Antonee Robinson, Fabian Johnson, Timothy Chandler

CB (still ongoing): John Brooks, Matt Miazga, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tim Ream, Geoff Cameron, Erik Palmer-Brown

Note: Please pick a top choice, a second choice and a third choice. The votes will be weighted to attempt to reflect as best we can the preferences at each position. Also, we only picked players that have featured for their first team within the last year or are believed to be close to playing for their first team. We are not including players that would have to file a one-time switch to play for us or if they are committed to another country. We tried to be as thorough as reasonably possible, but if there is a name that doesn’t appear, please write it in the comments section with the order and the number of “recs” it receives will suffice as votes.

Poll

Who is your choice to be the top USMNT Central Defensive Midfielder?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Tyler Adams (19, New York Red Bulls)
    (200 votes)
  • 46%
    Weston McKennie (20, FC Schalke)
    (277 votes)
  • 2%
    Michael Bradley (31, Toronto FC)
    (17 votes)
  • 3%
    Danny Williams (29, Huddersfield Town)
    (21 votes)
  • 1%
    Alfredo Morales (28, Fortuna Düsseldorf)
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Dax McCarty (31, Chicago Fire)
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Kellyn Acosta (23, Colorado Rapids)
    (17 votes)
  • 0%
    Perry Kitchen (26, Los Angeles Galaxy)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Cristian Roldan (23, Seattle Sounders)
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Russell Canouse (23, DC United)
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Wil Trapp (25, Columbus Crew)
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Chris Durkin (18, DC United)
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Keaton Parks (21, Benfica)
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Emerson Hyndman (22, Hibernian)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    James Sands (18, New York City FC)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Kyle Scott (20, Telstar)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Erik Palmer-Brown (21, NAC Breda)
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Geoff Cameron (33, Queens Park Rangers)
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Tim Ream (31, Fulham)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Marky Delgado (23, Toronto FC)
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Darlington Nagbe (28, Atlanta United)
    (6 votes)
594 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who is your choice to be the number 2 USMNT Central Defensive Midfielder?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Tyler Adams (19, New York Red Bulls)
    (252 votes)
  • 32%
    Weston McKennie (20, FC Schalke)
    (183 votes)
  • 2%
    Michael Bradley (31, Toronto FC)
    (16 votes)
  • 6%
    Danny Williams (29, Huddersfield Town)
    (34 votes)
  • 1%
    Alfredo Morales (28, Forum Düsseldorf)
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Dax McCarty (31, Chicago Fire)
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Kellyn Acosta (23, Colorado Rapids)
    (25 votes)
  • 0%
    Perry Kitchen (26, Los Angeles Galaxy)
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Cristian Roldan (23, Seattle Sounders)
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    Russell Canouse (23, DC United)
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Wil Trapp (25, Columbus Crew)
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Chris Durkin (18, DC United)
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Keaton Parks (21, Benfica)
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Emerson Hyndman (22, Hibernian)
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    James Sands (18, New York City FC)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Kyle Scott (20, Telstar)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Erik Palmer-Brown (21, NAC Breda)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Geoff Cameron (33, Queens Park Rangers)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tim Ream (31, Fulham)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Marky Delgado (23, Toronto FC)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Darlington Nagbe (28, Atlanta United)
    (4 votes)
558 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who is your choice to be the number 3 USMNT Central Defensive Midfielder?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Tyler Adams (19, New York Red Bulls)
    (68 votes)
  • 6%
    Weston McKennie (20, FC Schalke)
    (35 votes)
  • 8%
    Michael Bradley (31, Toronto FC)
    (47 votes)
  • 15%
    Danny Williams (29, Huddersfield Town)
    (88 votes)
  • 6%
    Alfredo Morales (28, Fortuna Düsseldorf)
    (40 votes)
  • 0%
    Dax McCarty (31, Chicago Fire)
    (1 vote)
  • 21%
    Kellyn Acosta (23, Colorado Rapids)
    (121 votes)
  • 0%
    Perry Kitchen (26, Los Angeles Galaxy)
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Cristian Roldan (23, Seattle Sounders)
    (21 votes)
  • 4%
    Russell Canouse (23, DC United)
    (27 votes)
  • 5%
    Wil Trapp (25, Columbus Crew)
    (30 votes)
  • 2%
    Chris Durkin (18, DC United)
    (12 votes)
  • 7%
    Keaton Parks (21, Benfica)
    (42 votes)
  • 0%
    Emerson Hyndman (22, Hibernian FC)
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    James Sands (18, New York City FC)
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Kyle Scott (20, Telstar)
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda)
    (8 votes)
  • 1%
    Geoff Cameron (33, Queens Park Rangers)
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Tim Ream (31, Fulham)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Marky Delgado (23, Toronto FC)
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Darlington Nagbe (28, Atlanta United)
    (10 votes)
572 votes total Vote Now

The voting will be over at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, October 17th. Hit the comment section to discuss your picks.