The USMNT has a load of talent in Europe. How would they stack up on the field?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="With no concrete plans for the U.S. men’s national soccer team for the rest of the calendar year, fans are left to wonder what the team could shape up to be.” data-reactid=”6″>With no concrete plans for the U.S. men’s national soccer team for the rest of the calendar year, fans are left to wonder what the team could shape up to be.

Gregg Berhalter hasn’t had a team to coach since February, but there’s plenty of talent strewn across the globe to choose from.

Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffan is the latest USMNT player to feature for his side, making his official debut against Bournemouth in a 2-1 Carabao Cup victory Thursday. He joins a plethora of other young stars who have established themselves as key figures on their European squads.

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Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen warms up ahead of the English League Cup third-round match against Bournemouth on Thursday.Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen warms up ahead of the English League Cup third-round match against Bournemouth on Thursday.

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Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen warms up ahead of the English League Cup third-round match against Bournemouth on Thursday.

In Spain, Konrad de la Fuente is breaking into Barcelona’s first team alongside Lionel Messi in attack.

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Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic (when healthy) is a key piece for Chelsea. Tyler Adams is crucial for RB Leipzig. Gio Reyna keeps impressing for Dortmund. 

Ajax’s Sergino Dest is also a target for Bayern Munich and Barcelona

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Just a few years removed from an embarrassing qualifying failure for the 2018 World Cup, it feels like a promising new generation of talent for the USMNT is here.” data-reactid=”39″>Just a few years removed from an embarrassing qualifying failure for the 2018 World Cup, it feels like a promising new generation of talent for the USMNT is here.

Here’s what a potential starting 11 (in a 4-2-3-1 formation) could look like right now, made up only of players active in Europe:

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This is what a potential USMNT starting 11 could look like with only European-based players.This is what a potential USMNT starting 11 could look like with only European-based players.

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This is what a potential USMNT starting 11 could look like with only European-based players.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="On this lineup, only Ream is over 30 years old, and the average age is just 22.3&nbsp;years old.&nbsp;There's also an argument for Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin or Lille's Timothy Weah to be included, aged&nbsp;27 and 20, respectively.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”72″>On this lineup, only Ream is over 30 years old, and the average age is just 22.3 years old. There’s also an argument for Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin or Lille’s Timothy Weah to be included, aged 27 and 20, respectively. 

Other names in Europe include Chris Richards at Bayern Munich, Matt Miazga, Timmy Chandler, Antonee Robinson, Tyler Boyd and Bobby Wood.

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Obviously, it’s unlikely that the U.S. would field an all European-based team, but we can only imagine. Berhalter will certainly choose the best players that fit his system, so there will be a good mix of MLS players in the starting lineup alongside the the European stars.

Seeing how many talented Americans are plying their trade across the pond, it seems Berhalter will have a selection headache heading into the Concacaf Nations League and World Cup qualifying matches in 2021.

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