After a very interesting 2023 for the United States National Team, where despite the uncertainty of meeting the right person to continue the project at the head of the technical direction – a position in which Gregg Berhalter returned -, the ‘ Las squad Stars and Stripes ‘ found the way to become champions of the Concacaf Nations League and go directly to Copa América 2024.
Together with the football players who play in Europe and have a different level of demand, the USMNT has a season that allows them to stop a short stop in their journey and starting from 2024 they have to rethink the about preparing for the Cup of the Cup. World Cup in North America 2026. This Monday, US Soccer announced the candidates for ‘Player of the Year 2023’.
Led by the football leader of the so-called ‘Golden Generation’, Christian Pulisic, the United States national squad also has Folarin Balogun, Yunus Musah, Ricardo Pepi and Matt Turner among the options. It is true that the number ’10’ of the USMNT will be the favorite, but the New York striker who is in the England youth team is also an interesting alternative.
It is important to emphasize that Pulisic is the element that has a leading role in those led by Berhalter, but the arrival of Balogun in the middle of the year has been a leap in quality for the forward of the United States National Team and he has already scored in the final of the Nations League, where they beat Canada from Allegiant Stadium (0-2).
The rest of the nominees are European protagonists
In the positions that could follow are Musah, Pepi and Turner, taking as a reference that the first migrated from Valencia to AC Milan to come with the ‘CP10’, the second of them has an eager start at PSV Eindhoven and the third is the undisputed starter in goal for the USMNT, but he is developing slowly at Nottingham Forest.
Inter Miami raised its hand to the underdogs
The player from Las Garzas de Messi who appears in another interesting list of nominations in the following categories is Benjamín Cremaschi, who is one of the candidates to win the ‘Young Player of the Year 2023′. There, the ’30’ of the Major League Soccer franchise competes with players such as Nimfanda Berchimas, Gianluca Busio, Jack McGLynn and Kevin Paredes.