30. Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy/MLS)
“Seba” is a simple player — and that isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the world. He functions essentially as a connector who shuttles the ball quickly from person to person. Lletget won’t make any egregious mistakes on the field, and by all accounts he is quite popular with the group.
However, if the U.S. is to reach even greater heights, Lletget isn’t a player they can rely upon for heavy minutes. We’ve seen multiple examples of Lletget struggling against a higher-level opponent. He’s not overly quick (which leaves him susceptible to being caught out on the counter). Technically Lleget is fine. However, he plays — shall we say — a bit too cautious. U.S. fans have seen enough of Lletget making passes sideways/backwards rather than progressively up the pitch. He’s perfect as a deep-bench guy/locker room presence. With that said, don’t be shocked if younger, more talented players leapfrog Lletget in the depth chart pecking order.
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