Which members of the United States team that lost to Ghana in this World Cup will be on the team for the 2014 World Cup?
All right, we're getting a little ahead of ourselves. The United States first has to qualify for the World Cup four years from now in Brazil. And as much as the Americans and Mexico have come to dominate the CONCACAF qualifying region in recent years, safe passage through to the big tournament is never guaranteed. But if the United States takes care of business in the qualification process, how similar might a 2014 team look to the one we watched in 2010?
The United States wasn't an old team in South Africa, but four years is a long time. Will Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey still be stars on the other side of 30 years old? Will Tim Howard still be an elite keeper at 35 years old in 2014? Which young players will continue to emerge as key contributors? Survey the 2010 team below and make your picks for the players you think will be there four years from now.