With the final round of qualifying underway, we take a look at who might be representing the United Sates in Brazil 2014, should the Yanks qualify.
It seems a bit hubristic, to be assuming the United States will qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the same week the Stars and Stripes were cowed in San Pedro Sula. But the odds are, the United States will probably get over the loss and make it past the Hex. Way back in the 2002 cycle, Bruce Arena's side lost three in a row - Mexico away, Honduras home, and Costa Rica away - and still made it, so it's not time to panic yet.
With that in mind, we're starting a new feature, taking a monthly look at the vying for a spot in the 23-man sqaud and making our prediction based on the latest form, comments and painstaking augury.