The start of the 2015 U20 World Cup is three weeks away, and the final preparations are underway for the 24 teams headed to New Zealand for the international event. On Thursday, U.S. Soccer revealed its roster for the World Cup (with one player to be named later Gedion Zelalem’s status still to be determined).
U20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos and his staff had a lot of tough decisions to make when it came to selecting the group to take to New Zealand. After all of the cuts were made, Ramos left a number of talented players at home, so I took the liberty to construct the Best XI of the excluded players from this pool.
After careful consideration (which came during the 10 minutes between when the roster was announced and when I started working on this), I settled on a 3-5-2 formation that is all attack.