Obligatory Zelalem tweet: Don't hype, might become hyperbole! Instead, give vague, "could be great, could be not" noise to the TwitterverseIt's not that I don't think Gedion Zelalem can't be a great player for the USMNT. I most definitely believe he can.
— Andrea Canales (@soccercanales) December 30, 2014
But I also know that a lot can happen between 17 and becoming a regular international.
Look at these guys, all hope and hunger at around the age of 17.
Ten years later, how did these guys do? It's pretty much all over the map, really.
Altidore and Gonzalez are generally the only regular USA internationals.