Okay, here we go again! Gather ’round, because in the great, grand tradition of producing lists no one asked for but everyone secretly savors, I have yet another gem to bestow upon planet earth. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill, to-do lists, oh no. These are the random, totally unsolicited, but oddly delightful kind that will not change the world, but might just make your day a tad more interesting.

Now, before we dive in, let’s address the big, soccer ball-shaped elephant in the room. This is not a ‘best’ list. Why, you ask? Well, I might be brave enough to produce these lists, but when it comes to staking my claim on who the ‘best’ players are… let’s just say I’d rather pass the ball. I don’t want to risk any penalties or red cards in the fiercely contested game of soccer fandom.

So, in lieu of that, I present to you my utterly subjective, potentially controversial, but absolutely unapologetic list of my all-time favorite USMNT players. And remember, in the grand arena of list-making, this isn’t about winning or losing—it’s about how you play the game. Now let’s kick-off!

  • Demarcus Beasley
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Clint Mathis
  • Cobi Jones
  • Eddie Pope
  • Kasey Keller
  • Landon Donovan
    (anyone who knows me understands Landon is my one true soccer love.)
  • Tab Ramos 
  • Tim Howard  
  • Steve Cherundolo

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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