This spot most likely remains Herculez Gomez’ to lose, but Terrence Boyd could provide an added dimension to the U.S. attack.
Gomez has had some mixed performances with the USMNT of late. He was unquestionably one of the worst players on the pitch in the October Antigua and Barbuda game and had a quiet first half against Guatemala three days later.
However, Gomez picked things up in the second half against Guatemala and started combining much better with his teammates to pep up the U.S. attack.
Gomez is also scoring fairly regularly with Santos Laguna.
Boyd, however, brings many of the same qualities as Gomez, with some additional benefits. Boyd’s work rate is just as good as Gomez’ and Boyd’s finishing is top class, as he has demonstrated this season with his new club Rapid Vienna.
The added benefit of Boyd is the physical aspect he can also bring to the game and his ability in the air, which is top notch.
It’s Gomez’ spot to lose, but expect Boyd to start mounting a serious challenge to Gomez over the next six months.
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