By IVES GALARCEP
With the calendar year coming to a close, and the U.S. Men’s National team done for the year, it is a good time to look back at the players who boosted their national team stock the most, and those who saw their USMNT stock tumble.
My latest column for Goal.com takes a closer look at those players who made the most of opportunities provided by Jurgen Klinsmann in 2013, and when you look at the players I name at every position, you see just how many of the team’s current starters weren’t even on the radar in 2012.
I also look at those players who have fallen out of favor with the national team, either fading out of the picture completely or failing to make progress during an important year.
Give the article a read and let me know what you think of the selections. Which USMNT players impressed you the most with their rapid rises in 2013? Anybody really surprise you with how well they did this year? What player who fell out of the national team picture surprised you the most with their fall?
Share your thoughts below.