USMNT: 7 New Year’s resolutions

GENK, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 20: Romain Gall of USA looks during Italy v USA International Friendly at Luminus Arena in Genk on November 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)
GENK, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 20: Romain Gall of USA looks during Italy v USA International Friendly at Luminus Arena in Genk on November 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images) /
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Coach Gregg Berhalter poses for photographers after he is introduced as the new US National Team head coach during a press conference December 4, 2018 at The Glasshouses in New York City. – The two-time FIFA World Cup veteran with 25 years of experience as a player and head coach for clubs in England, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States, Berhalter becomes the first US World Cup veteran to take the reins of the US Men’s National Team. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Coach Gregg Berhalter poses for photographers after he is introduced as the new US National Team head coach during a press conference December 4, 2018 at The Glasshouses in New York City. – The two-time FIFA World Cup veteran with 25 years of experience as a player and head coach for clubs in England, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States, Berhalter becomes the first US World Cup veteran to take the reins of the US Men’s National Team. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) /

1. The USMNT wins the 2019 Gold Cup

Losing the world cup spot to Panama at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago, two soccer minnows, made the USMNT’s epic failure last cycle sting all the more.

The 2019 Gold Cup will give the squad the chance to re-establish their dominance and prominence in CONCACAF. The younger players should have a burning desire to announce themselves formally to the rest of the region and gain valuable experience in tournament play. The tournament also gives Gregg Berhalter the chance to establish some chemistry between players and style on the pitch.

Ultimately, the Gold Cup gives the fanbase an exciting reference point to look at where the team will be going in the coming cycle. It also gives the players and coaching staff an extended period together which should lay the groundwork for what this group could look like in the future.