Copa America Centenario comes to a close this weekend, with the U.S. Men’s National Team playing in Saturday’s third-place game after a 4-0 shellacking at the hands of Argentina, the world’s No. 1 ranked team according to FIFA. Likewise, the curtain may also be descending on what has perhaps been the most decorated and accomplished generation of individual talent in the history of U.S. soccer. Landon Donovan has already retired, Tim Howard has been relegated to backup duty, and despite their positive work in this year’s edition of Copa, Clint Dempsey (33), and Jermaine Jones (34) are old enough that any additional contributions they make going forward should just be considered a bonus.

So now, we ask the critical question: who replaces them?

Michael Bradley has been a national team regular for years, and that's unlikely to change. John Brooks, Fabian Johnson, and Deandre Yedlin are all good players who fill key roles in the present and figure only to grow in stature in the future.

But that's where the "sure things" really end. Jozy Altidore can't stay on the field. Gyasi Zardes needs to prove he has the technical ability to be a difference-maker. Julian Green, Mix Diskerud, Brek Shea, and many others have yet to prove they can perform at a high level on a regular basis. Young, hyped players like Gedion Zelalem and Rubio Rubin still have a way to go in their development before they can reasonably be expected to make an impact on the big stage.

But it's not all doom and gloom for the United States' footballing future. Despite what seems on the surface to be a dearth of available talent, there are actually several young players poised to step in and replace the older departing stars of the past. If the loss to Argentina proved anything, it’s that the current crop of players can only take this team so far. With an eye towards the not-too-distant future, here's a look at 5 American Soccer Players About to Burst Onto the Scene.