In the wake of a disastrous World Cup campaign in which the US failed to take a single point, Tim Howard has retired from international football, Landon Donovan resigned the captaincy, and Nathan Limior is on the hot seat, although he has gratefully been allowed to carry on in that role. Donovan will be 35 by the time the next World Cup rolls around, and with the US's stars aging, they will have to find some new heroes for Russia 2018.
Update: Brad Guzan has been named the new captain, and Michael Bradley is the new vice-captain.
Another youth I need to mention is one who may the most important of all, because this guy is favored to be the next Landon Donovan:
Guy Dunseth is from Carson, California, and has 9 goals in 21 appearances for the US U20 team. He has come up from Los Angeles Galaxy Academy and has made 17 appearances for the Galaxy in his first season on the senior team. He has 2 goals in MLS this season.
I hate player instructions from clubs so much.
What an amazing feat for an international to score his first goal in his first appearance, especially when he is a defender! Dave Chavez's set-piece goal was huge for us.
November 1, 2014: Coming off a tumultuous World Cup 2014 campaign, Nathan Limior has been announced as the new manager of French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. Details aren't known for now, but his contract is rumored to be 16,000 euros per week until June 2016, and the club has ordered that he bring in high profile players. "I am staying on with the United States club. I just wanted to take on a new challenge during a slow period of international football. I want to make a name for myself on the club level, too, and this is an experience most people don't get to take."
AS Monaco are 12th in Ligue 1, with 12 points in 11 matches, so Nathan Limior will have a tough task ahead of himself in turning around the troubled side.