Each month American Soccer Now publishes their Top 100. It is a list of who the publication feels are the best 100 players eligible for the United States Men's National Team. Since March, three New York Red Bulls players feature regularly on the list: Dax McCarty, Sacha Kljestan and Luis Robles.
In August, 2015 a new face joins them...
Dax McCarty (This month: #19; Last month: #32): Dax has five caps for the USMNT during 2009-2011 under Bob Bradley. His tenacious play, and successful skippering of the Red Bulls, is starting to increase his stock again. Jurgen Klinsmann called him into Camp Cupcake in January, but he didn't see the field during the Chile friendly on January 28th. He is only 28, and it has been argued before he'd be a good replacement for Kyle Beckerman during the next World Cup run.
Sacha Kljestan (This month: #32; Last month: #27): Somehow Kljestan's stock has declined according to ASN, despite his level of play being through the roof for RBNY. Since 2007, Kljestan has 46 caps, with four goals for the USMNT. Three of the goals came during a 3-2 win over Sweden in 2009. He hasn't appeared for the team since 2014, against Ukraine. Maybe his recent run of form can get back on Klinsmann's good side.
Luis Robles (This month: #79; Last month: #84): Poor Luis. He is 31 years old and has been blocked by Time Howard and Brad Guzan for the USMNT. His only cap came in a 2009 Gold Cup game against Haiti. His performance was sub-par and it took a 92nd minute goal from Stu Holden to save an embarrassing defeat. I feel for you Luis, and your MLS play the past three seasons absolutely warrants a look for the stars and stripes.
Matt Miazga (This month: #68; Last month: NR): Welcome to the list Matt Miazga. The 20 year old defender has been on fire in 2015. Highlights include a stellar U-20 World Cup in May, and an incredible run of form in MLS. In his last two games, he has held David Villa and Sebastian Giovinco scoreless, showing he absolutely is an automatic start week in and week out for RBNY. Miazga is a dual-national and is eligible to be called up by the Polish national team, but reports have pegged him to play for USMNT in the future. My prediction: he gets called into Olympic training camp with the U-23's to round out his 2015. Bold prediction: You'll see him in Russia in 2018 with the USMNT. He could be a CB good paring with Omar Gonzalez since he is 6'4 and Gonzalez is 6'5.