American fans are probably disappointed at missing a golden opportunity to get to the semifinals of the World Cup in South Africa (I know I am), but the future does look bright for the Stars and Stripes.
This squad of Americans had many youngsters looking to impress the world.
Some shined, while others not so much.
We can expect, though, that these stars will get better with years of maturation. Americans have a right to be disappointed right now, but they can also look ahead with optimism, as some bright stars look to shine in the World Cups to come.