It was a summer of trophies for the USMNT and Gregg Berhalter after many fans and pundits were skeptical if the former World Cup defender was the adequate person to lead the national team going into World Cup qualifying. Both passed with flying colors with two back-to-back wins over archrival Mexico in each final.
When it was all set and done the USMNT and Gregg Berhalter can add the Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup to their list of honors. Berhalter can even boast that he won a title on his birthday and increased his depth chart.
While many of these players may not be in the squad come qualifying, their stock has risen and has caught the eye of many teams in Europe, here is a list of some of the Gold Cup winning squad members that could be changing teams before the start of the European season.
The USMNT left-back and current Colorado Rapids player Sam Vines is set to make a move to Belgium according to reports. The club in question is Royal Antwerp and they are set to pay a $2 million transfer fee for Vines. Vines has 8 caps and 1 goal for the USMNT.
Currently at Boavista in Portugal, Reggie Cannon may be on the move to the French league and if you want to believe teammate Gianluca Busio, who let it slip on an Instagram live, that Cannon will move to OGC Nice. Boavista’s economic problems are well known, and Cannon has been rumored to either move to France or FC Porto.
According to various sources Gianluca Busio is close to a 4 million Euro transfer to Italian side Venezia FC. Other teams in Italy were reportedly interested in the young midfielder but Venezia FC is ready to pull the trigger.
Daryl Dike has been the subject of many rumors since his stint in England, from Leeds to Manchester United, Everton made a serious bid for his services, what is scaring teams away is the $20 million price tag the player has. MLS and Orlando City may need to lower their expectations a bit if Dike is to move to Europe.
Up and coming forward Matthew Hoppe is rumored to be on the move to Germany team Bayer Leverkusen. Hoppe made a huge splash at both club and country in recent months and a move to Leverkusen would only raise his stock in a thin forward line for the USMNT.