Gregg Berhalter has been rather straightforward in describing how he wants his team to play and who he wants to fill the specific roles for his system, and here's how it could all manifest itself in two upcoming friendlies.
Jason Kreis has taken over as U.S. U-23 men's national team coach and has called on his first squad with an eye on Olympic qualifying, while Tab Ramos will lead the U-20s in their final camp before the World Cup in Poland.
The 10 South American nations enter the first FIFA international window of 2019 with little time to waste, with Copa America looming just a few short months down the road. Here's how each of them stack up.
Claudio and Danielle Reyna experienced tragedy upon the death of their son, Jack, but his memory and legacy endure and are carried on in part by another son and U.S. youth national team standout, Giovanni.
Until its unlikely run, scrappy Chapecoense was an afterthought in Brazilian soccer. But what should have been its magical moment turned into a national tragedy, and now the survivors are struggling to carry on.
Lizandro Claros Saravia was just keeping ICE apprised of his college soccer scholarship. Days later, he and his brother were deported to El Salvador and have continued picking up the pieces of their lives in Nicaragua.