The World Cup field is set and so are the pots for the group stage draw. Here's a look at some of the possibilities, ranging from Group of Death material down to the more outside-the-box links between nations.
The USMNT failing to qualify for the World Cup resulted in a slew of newer and younger players ushered into the senior national team, and given a chance on an odd night in Portugal, they mostly took advantage of the opportunity.
As the U.S. men's national team presses the reset button against the holding European champions, this is also an opportunity for young hopefuls such as Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie to prove their worth as well experienced players like Alejandro Bedoya and DeAndre Yedlin to test their roles as leaders.
The 19-year-old midfielder is making quite the impact with German club Schalke 04, and now, as the U.S men's national team looks to the future, Weston McKennie is more than determined to be a part of the solution.