My all-time best USMNT players

I don’t typically make “best” lists. I tend to go with “favorites” because I’m a coward. 🙃

But here it is—my list of the all-time best men’s players to ever represent the Stars and Stripes (written in September of 2014), in no particular order:

  • Kasey Keller
  • Brad Friedel
  • Tim Howard  
  • Tab Ramos 
  • Claudio Reyna 
  • Eric Wynalda
  • John Harkes
  • Landon Donovan
    (anyone who knows me, understands Landon is my one true soccer love.)
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Michael Bradley
  • Brian McBride
  • Eddie Pope
  • Demarcus Beasley
  • Steve Cherundolo

One of my all-time favorites is Cobi Jones. His durability, hustle, passion… just everything about how he played was an inspiration. I include him in the same class as any of the greats.  

A solid case could be made for Jozy Altidore (another of my favorites), Alexi Lalas, Marcelo Balboa, Thomas Dooley, Joe Max-Moore, and Roy Weagerlie. But hey, it’s just one man’s list. 

Lastly… I think Clint Mathis could have been an all-time great, but he faded so quickly. I absolutely loved how he played!