#WNSTSweet16 — The best 16 American soccer players ever

June 17, 2014 | Drew Forrester

5. Claudio Reyna —

Injuries prevented him from playing in the 1994 World Cup, but Reyna was on the roster for FOUR U.S. appearances in World Cup play (’94 through ’06).  Technically, he’s the most talented U.S. player our country has ever produced.  The knock on him?  Injury prone.  Was so effective in the 2002 World Cup he was named to the All-Tournament team, only the 3rd American player to ever achieve that honor (and he did it appearing in only three games, as he sat out the opening match). Appeared in 111 career games with 8 goals, but was known far more for his deft touch and superior vision in creating scoring chances.

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