Manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been very vocal about the transitional process facing the United States Men's National Team. Mass amounts of experimentation and tinkering have been undertaken, equaling mixed results.
The gaffer has unturned many stones in search of finding personnel combinations that will allow for the USMNT to take "the next step" as a soccer nation.
With 2014 World Cup qualifying matches less than six months away, Klinsmann will have to begin to narrow down his pool of prospective players for the impending and upcoming matches.
This slideshow will encompass 10 names that have a chance to make their proverbial mark on the national team.
It will not include the core stalwarts that we're accustomed to seeing (Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, etc), nor will it include secondary established players with obvious futures on the team (Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Tim Chandler, Fabian Johnson).
Here's a look at 10 names that hope to make some noise and earn a possible spot on the 2014 World Cup Qualifying roster.
Honorable Mentions: Mix Diskerud, Teal Bunbury, Zach Loyd, Brad Guzan, Terrence Boyd, Eugene Starikov