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USMNT Best XI of the decade (2010s)

USA v Portugal: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: Clint Dempsey of the United States celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between USA and Portugal at Arena Amazonia on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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It has certainly been a rollercoaster ride for the U.S. men’s national team over the last 10 years.

From Bob Bradley to Jurgen Klinsmann, Bruce Arena (again) to Gregg Berhalter, there have been two World Cups, one huge failure, a fourth-place finish at the Copa America Centenario and two Gold Cup triumphs in a very mixed decade from 2010-19.

The torch was passed from Landon Donovan to Clint Dempsey and then to Christian Pulisic in terms of the star attacker on the team, while several players were mainstays throughout the last decade.

But amid all of that success and failure, which 11 players make up a USMNT XI of the decade?

A few of our writers share their best XI’s below, as Tim Howard, Geoff Cameron, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Christian Pulisic, Landon Donovan and Jozy Altidore are all unanimous selections.

Do you agree with our selections? Which USMNT players are missing? Get involved in the comments section below, and here is are our best XI’s for the Stars and Stripes over the last decade.

JPW (4-1-4-1)

----- Howard -----

--- Yedlin --- Cameron --- Brooks --- Johnson ---

---- Bradley ----

--- Donovan --- Dempsey --- Bedoya --- Pulisic ---

----- Altidore -----

Guatemala v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifer

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 29: Geoff Cameron #20 of the United States Men’s National Team celebrates his first half goal against Guatemala with Graham Zusi #19 of the United States Men’s National Team and Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States Men’s National Team during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 29, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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Nick Mendola (4-2-3-1)

----- Howard -----

--- Zusi --- Cameron --- Brooks --- Beasley ---

---- Bradley ---- Jones ----

---- Pulisic ---- Donovan ---- Dempsey ----

----- Altidore -----

Trinidad & Tobago v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 08: Christian Pulisic #10 of the U.S. National Team celebrates scoring a goal against Trinidad & Tabago in the second half during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 8, 2017 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Kyle Bonn (4-3-3)

----- Howard -----

--- Johnson --- Besler --- Brooks --- Beasley ---

---- Bradley ---- Dempsey ---- Jones ----

---- Pulisic ---- Altidore ---- Donovan ----

Ecuador v United States

Donovan described his sendoff as “perfect.” (Getty Images)

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