Here’s the USMNT’s roster for the World Cup

Here's the USMNT's roster for the World Cup

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Position: Midfielder

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Likely Role: Health concerns keep him from being an automatic starter…but he should be an automatic starter.

Best Case: The training wheels come off, and Reyna is no longer protected by Berhalter as he has been and starts all three games. And he starts all three games as the third midfielder ahead of McKennie, leaving the US to get more of Aaronson, Pulisic, and Weah on the field at the same time. His greater passing and dribbling skill when compared to McKennie makes the US more dynamic and unpredictable and opens up more chances than they normally would get. One mazy run like this one results in a goal, sets Twitter alight, becomes the talk of the tournament for a couple of days, forces a nine-figure move away from Dortmund to save Barcelona, who are forced to pull every lever they have left, and probably bankrupts the club. Ends up at Newcastle as they make their assault on the summit thanks to their blood money.

Worst Case: His health only allows him to start one group game and to be a supersub in the rest. Deployed out wide, and gets isolated from the midfield. Breaks down again. Or tries too hard, tries too much, and loses possession a lot trying to make things happen, in what looks like a pretty solid Pulisic-on-the-national-team impression.

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