The Start of a Golden Generation? Ranking Best 30 U.S. Soccer Players Under 25

28. Bryang Kayo — Wolfsburg (18)

Folks should remember the name Bryang Kayo. A super athlete, Kayo can play any of the central midfield positions. From a long-term standpoint, he’s likely best served as a box-to-box player — where he can let his physicality shine not only in the final third, but also when tracking back defensively. Though he’s not close to being at this level, Kayo plays similarly to Yaya Toure. Even at 18, Kayo is currently bossing grown men on the pitch with an overwhelming wave of athletic ability. He’s always looking to carry the ball into threatening areas, and his passing ability is something that has steadily grown. Kayo is still growing into his body, and can look a bit gawky. However, there’s immense upside with this player. Don’t be shocked to see him break into Wolfsburg’s first team within the next 12 months. He’s on a very similar path to the one Weston McKennie had at Schalke.

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