The U.S. men’s national team is less than two weeks away from playing the 500th match in national team history on January 19th against Sweden. In honor of that landmark moment, The U.S. Men’s national team soccer blog is asking national team fans a very tough question. Who are the three best U.S. national team players of all time?
The only guideline to follow is that you must only take into account a player’s national team career, and not club career. All other factors are up to you.
So who would you choose? Landon Donovan, Eric Wynalda, Tab Ramos, John Harkes, Kasey Keller, Eddie Pope, Claudio Reyna, Earnie Stewart, Cobi Jones, Marcelo Balboa? Joe Gaetjens?
Who is on my ballot? I’m going to need some time to figure that one but I think Donovan and Wynalda make strong cases to be on the list. Same goes for Keller. That isn’t my list, just some guys who have really strong cases.
Let us hear your list. Name your top three U.S. men’s national team players of all time (and remember to submit your entry on the USMNT blog as well).