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7. Wil Trapp
It will be new scenery and a new club for Wil Trapp in 2020. The longtime Columbus Crew midfielder landed at Inter Miami for their inaugural season. Trapp was included in many of the teams and competitions for the USMNT in 2019. However, he was often on the bench and was seldom used as a substitute. He will want to improve his standing on the roster with this new opportunity at Inter Miami. There is a big chance here for Trapp to impress Berhalter if he can take his game to a new level and lead Miami to the playoffs in their first season in MLS.
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6. Reggie Cannon
FC Dallas’ Reggie Cannon is one of the up and coming defenders the USMNT have at the moment. Last year was the first time in which Cannon saw heavy involvement with the senior national team. He is going to be a key player for Dallas in the MLS season as they try to make it back to the playoffs. FC Dallas are known for relying on their young players and Cannon will be given plenty of opportunities to impact their campaign. If he can, he will be pushing hard for a starting spot under Berhalter.
5. Jesus Ferreira
Much like the aforementioned Cannon, Jesus Ferreira is going to be a huge part of FC Dallas’ team in 2020. The newly capped USMNT player is only 19 and has a bright future ahead of him. Keep an eye on Ferreira this season as he looks to further impress the USMNT coaching staff. His eight goals last season could be doubled this time around when all is said and done.
4. Sean Johnson
In 2019, Zack Steffen established himself as the unquestioned USMNT number one goalkeeper. However, with recent injury troubles, Steffen has not been active in the Bundesliga. This has allowed for further debate on who is the next choice in the USMNT goalkeeper pool. There are multiple goalkeepers in MLS who appear ready to step in for Steffen if he continues to be sidelined. New York City FC’s shot-stopper Sean Johnson is one of those players who is looking to solidify himself as one of the top three goalkeeper options. Johnson has performed solidly for several seasons now, but can he take the step up to establish himself as the unquestioned number two?