I feel the previous USMNT has run its course now that the World Cup is almost upon us and we've had almost 8 months to process things. On top of that, there's a lot to look forward to with the group of players on the come-up.
In beating what amounts to a Bolivian B or C team yesterday on Memorial Day, there were a bunch of bright spots. Josh Sargent got his first cap and scored on his debut, Tim Weah scored his first international goal, Weston McKennie looked like a bulldog tackling Bolivian players way harder than you probably should in a friendly, and guys like Antonee Robinson & Keaton Parks made their debut and had nice flashes.
Now there's two more friendlies in the next couple weeks scheduled in Europe - against Ireland in Dublin on 6/2, and against France in Lyon on 6/9.
On top of that, US Soccer has already announced a friendly against Mexico in Nashville on 9/11, with rumors of a 9/7 friendly against Brazil at MetLife Stadium. Recent reports have also come out that the USMNT is finalizing friendlies against Colombia & Argentina for the October FIFA window.
Given those potential names on the schedule, the young guns will have their chances to stake claims on spots this year against quality opposition.