Word to Charlie Sheen, the U.S. is a nation of winners. Even though soccer is the 17th most popular sport in this country, right behind donkey-mounted badminton, people want the stars and bars to kick ass when they pay attention.

For years, U.S. fans have overhyped moderately talented attacking players *cough* Freddy Adu *cough* who were supposed to be the second coming of Pele or Maradona and transform America into a world soccer power. Some perspective is needed. That said, THERE ARE SOME YOUNG GUNS IN THE MLS WHO HAVE US REALLY FUCKING EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE AND OUR ABILITY TO WIN THE NEXT 10 WORLD CUPS!!!

Two potential U.S. stars to watch as they prove themselves in MLS before likely moving on to better (and better paying) leagues overseas: forwards Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls) and Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City). Given their first taste of senior team action in friendlies versus South Africa and Chile, the pair showed fleet feet, poise on the ball, and power. Agudelo, in particular, shined, scoring a sick, record-setting, game-winning goal off a volley against South Africa and drawing the penalty Bunbury converted against Chile (see above).

Oh yeah, and they celebrate by doin' the Dougie. Print the receipt. We're already sold.

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