With rosters for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup expected to be finalized over the next few days, MLS Fantasy owners are waiting anxiously to see which players they'll likely be without for the next month or so.
We already know US national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 35-man preliminary roster for the tournament, but who makes the final 23-man squad is still yet to be decided.
Considering the length of time these players could potentially miss, and the significance of this tournament compared to World Cup qualifying, some expect Klinsmann to avoid selecting players who featured for the USMNT earlier in the month. That list would include Matt Besler, Brad Davis, Brad Evans, Omar Gonzalez, Eddie Johnson and Graham Zusi.
If Klinsmann does decide to take a more "experimental" approach in order to get the younger players some minutes with the national team, which MLSers are most deserving of the call?
The poll to the right lists 13 MLS players who have been selected to the 2013 Gold Cup preliminary roster but did not make the USMNT roster entirely or did not see any playing time for the team in June's CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.
Poll of the Week: Your object this week is to pick the top five MLS players who you think head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will include in his final roster for the Gold Cup later this week.
Do you think Landon Donovan is guaranteed a spot after being left off the team for WCQ? After going scoreless against the New York Red Bulls, is Jack McInerney still in line for his first USMNT cap? Vote now and leave your thoughts below.