The U.S. men's national soccer team is trying to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. In order to advance through the hexagonal stage, they will need to see great production from a wide variety of players.
There are certainly some players whose contributions will be more necessary than others. Who is the most important member of the team?
Before we answer the question of who is the most important, let me give the ground rules.
This is not a list of the top five best players! Some players are better than others; it doesn't necessarily mean that their contributions are as important. I'll explain more as we go on but please don't panic if the best player is not No. 1 on this list. We have to look at the role each player will play, and not just his ability with the ball.
This is an opinion I know that some may agree and others won't. That's OK! Let me know what you think in the comments below!