John Anthony Brooks, D - Oh man did we have high hopes for this kid. Unfortunately injuries and poor form cost him his place with his club and his first run out with the USMNT in 4 months he was personally responsible for both goals. Sorry kid, see you in 2018...the good news is he is unlikely to be snatched by Germany at this time
Oguchi Onyewu, D - I think Gooch just saw his national team career end in Cyrus on Wednesday. He was not the imposing figure we saw from 2006-2009 and it is hard to imagine a time when he was getting a paycheck from AC Milan. He wasn't the worst player on the field...but he needed to prove himself against top talent and we were left wanting.
Edgar Castillo, D - Wouldn't surprise me to see him on the roster in April against Mexico, but he has failed time and time against to defend against top teams and against Ukraine he wasn't even useful in the attack.
Terrence Boyd, F - Has a 50/50 chance to make the 30 man roster. He only has 222 minutes in two years with the USMNT and only one start (against Scotland in 2012). I'm not reading too much into Agudelo going in for Jozy, but Boyd has not done enough with his limited appearances and Agudelo just has a better skillset
Stuart Holden, M - This one just bums me out. Holden was one of my favorite players and I admire his drive, positivity and enthusiasm, but this is one setback too many. This latest knee injury would signal to a lot of people that his career is pretty much over, sorry Stu.
There are more than a few players who need to show up and perform for their clubs over the next month or find themselves on this list, most of them are right back because that is still where we have the biggest questions
Need to perform- Timmy Chandler, Sacha Kljestan, Jose Torres, Hercules Gomez, Joe Corona, Steve Cherundolo, Julian Green
Don't get me wrong, we appreciate the service that each of these men provided. I fully expect to see Terrence Boyd and John Brooks on future rosters, maybe even World Cup 2018, but you just aren't going to make the cut this time