-New York Red Bulls midfielder and USMNT member Sacha Kljestan (Goal.com)
Joining Kljestan as difference makers for the U.S. are a pair of MLS Homegrown Players in Kellyn Acosta and Jordan Morris. Acosta started at left back against St. Vincent and the Grenadines amid a tremendous season for Supporters’ Shield leaders FC Dallas, while Morris, who entered the match as a substitute, leads Seattle Sounders FC with nine goals, making him one of the favorites for MLS Rookie of the Year. The duo join a strong list of Homegrown Players to star for the U.S. Men’s National Team, which include LA Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes and former MLSers Matt Miazga and DeAndre Yedlin. With a growing number of young MLS talent being relied on in qualification, the next World Cup roster could have a strong Homegrown feel should the U.S. qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.
MLS Homegrown Players to appear for the U.S. Men’s National Team
Goalkeepers (1): Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Defenders (2): Matt Miazga (Chelsea, on loan at Vitesse, formerly of NY Red Bulls), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle, formerly of Seattle Sounders FC)
Midfielders (2): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
Forwards (3): Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution)