FourFourTwo's 20 Best U-20 American Men of 2017

The USMNT's stars of tomorrow? We're counting them down.

The failure of the United States men’s national team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup expedited conversations about overhauling the player pool. We’d long been thinking about the next generation of players, and they are now in the spotlight more than ever.

Defining the word “young” is always tricky. Teenager is one way to define it. We’re currently counting down the 100 best teenagers in the world, where you’ll find a few familiar American names.

Closer to home, we're looking at the next generation of U.S. stars. With it being a U-20 and U-17 World Cup year for the men, we decided to look at the best players age 20 and under. The few 20-year-olds you’ll see on this list were all age-eligible for the U-20 World Cup in 2017, and we’re sure you’ll agree that they justify their selections.

Check back here all week as we unveil the 20 best U-20 eligible American men:

20-16

15-11

10-6

5-1