British newspaper names “top 25 USMNT players of all time” – Do you agree?


This is pretty interesting.

Over in the UK, the Guardian newspaper has named its top 25 U.S. soccer players of all time with some pretty intriguing exclusions from the list.

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Below is the list of their top 25 in full, with Landon Donovan — who else? — top of the tree. Rounding out the top five are Claudio Reyna, Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel and Brian McBride.

Players like Joe-Max Moore, Clint Mathis, Geoff Cameron, Roy Wegerle and Jozy Altidore being left off the list may rise some eyebrows. Like, plenty of eyebrows and potentially the majority of some people’s foreheads…

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Anyway, here’s the full list of 25. Let us know in the comments section below if you agree or disagree with this list of the greatest U.S. players in history to play for the national team.

1. Landon Donovan
2. Claudio Reyna
3. Clint Dempsey
4. Brad Friedel
5. Brian McBride
6. Tim Howard
7. Tab Ramos
8. Eric Wynalda
9. Kasey Keller
10. Michael Bradley
11. Eddie Pope
12. Carlos Bocanegra
13. Cobi Jones
14. Marcelo Balboa
15. Steve Cherundolo
16. John Harkes
17. Earnie Stewart
18. DaMarcus Beasley
19. Thomas Dooley
20. Paul Caligiuri
21. Billy Gonsalves
22. Joe Gaetjens
23. Alexi Lalas
24. Walter Bahr
25. Tony Meola