2. The search for a striker continues
One area the U.S. desperately needs help in is at the striker position.
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Bobby Wood did not have a great match and Gyasi Zardes came on late but did not have much to work with — by that point in the game, service into him was sporadic at best and Brazil were dominating the match with long periods of safe and conservative possession.
One of these two players has to pick it up offensively in the intermediary until the USMNT can find the striker they need for the 2022 World Cup and the upcoming domestic cups. In Jozy Altidore’s wake, it has been difficult to find a suitable successor.
This is why Josh Sargent is being heavily watched in Germany. After him, there really isn’t any set in stone prospects to carry the goal-scoring torch for the U.S. It’s a lot to place on the young man’s shoulders, but he might the USMNT’s best shot at a top-tier centre-forward in the coming years.