19. Graham Zusi
Midfielder | Club: Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City’s quiet attacking talisman, Zusi has benefitted from Klinsmann’s faith in him to become a U.S. regular. Whenever he is available, he seems to slot into the starting lineup in his preferred right-wing slot, serving balls into the box and also getting himself into dangerous areas. Zusi scored two goals in qualifying, in each of the last two matches.
OUTLOOK: Zusi’s skill set is a mixture of service into the box and maintaining possession. If he starts in Brazil, his defensive abilities will be stretched, although he has proven he can cover for his fullback partner as well. As a primary set piece taker, Zusi will also have to take advantage of any corner kicks and free kicks around the penalty area to create scoring chances.