Josh Gatt. Remember that name. He’s a 19-year-old U.S. U-20 midfielder and forward. Here he is playing for his club side Molde FK in Norway and scoring a ridiculous goal. He’s not Latino, but this seems like the sort of forward-thinking enthusiasm and panache that might be looked upon kindly under a Klinsmann regime. Unfortunately for him, he plays the one position where the U.S. does have a fair amount of depth. If his development continues and he impresses at the 2012 Olympics, he might have an outside shot to make the squad for 2014.
Two things to note: (1) He’s from Detroit, which is awesome. He went to my rival high-school, which is not so awesome but forgivable. (2) His manager is former Man United star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who, up until last year was Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant and is still considered a strong candidate to replace him. If this kid is legitimate, he could receive some high-profile attention.