I will start off by saying that ranking the best 25 players in United States Men's National Team history is one of most difficult tasks I've done. I wrote this with a bit of guilt, leaving out players who were also important, and whom some of you may believe belong on this list.
The United States has made strides developing talent since the mid 1980s. That talent further evolved over time, causing difficulty in ranking and even comparing all these great players that have worn the American crest.
Nevertheless, it's fair to say that these 25 USMNT players deserve to be on a list as some of the best in history. Whether they are deserving of their ranking is subjective, and hopefully will create some interesting and fun discussions.