Today on Community Corner, we do a fun exercise. Over the last few years, the growing interest in youth players moving up through the ranks has become super important to fans and the United States’ national soccer teams. Whether you’re hoping that players like Weston McKennie, Tim Weah, Tyler Adams, or Josh Sargent can blossom into the core of the USMNT or if you’re pulling for Mallory Pugh and Rose Lavelle to step up and become the young leaders of a USWNT seeking a 4th star this summer, the consensus is that the youth development on our national teams is of the utmost importance today.
So, the question for this week’s Community Corner is simple: who is your favorite player under the age of 23? You can opt to list a player that’s on the USMNT, on the USWNT, or even one that’s on one of the youth teams that you are rooting to eventually make the leap up to the senior side. In any case, you must choose just one to be your favorite of the children, and then you should hit the comments to defend your pick!