Yunus Musah has taken center stage. Just remember that Musah is a young man. The winger will be in the prime at age 23 in four years when the US will be a co-host of the 2026 World Cup, which ensures automatic qualification for the USMNT. Without a doubt, the midfielder, who was born in New York, has a promising future.
The general belief is that Gregg Berhalter will automatically include Musah on his World Cup roster this year. However, Berhalter spoke about his thoughts behind the pending roster selection in an interview with Andrew Wiebe. What we learned was that instead of trying to get a player fit two months before the competition, the American head coach is prioritizing guys who are now in peak shape.
Although Musah satisfies Berhalter’s fitness requirements, the head coach occasionally uses obscure language in his statements. Specifically, his account of his role in the 1998 World Cup as a reserve and how that could apply to Musah. Nevertheless, Yunus Musah has not disappointed as a young talent that is ready to take the USMNT by storm. Anything can happen between now and November but Musah has made a compelling argument to be on the 26-man USA roster for Qatar, which will be unveiled on November 9 in New York.
Rox and Ken discuss his recent performances and whether or not he is a lock for World Cup 2022.