Thirteen months ago, the US men's team reached the ceiling.
Needing just a draw against Trinidad and Tobago – who ranked 99th among the national sides – to qualify for the World Cup, the unthinkable happened.
Omar Gonzalez threw a tremendous clearance to his goalkeeper and after 17 minutes and 19 minutes later the United States was watching the barrel of their most notorious defeat as Alvin Jones broke into a superb 35 meter goal for Trinidad and Tobago.
Astrologer Christian Pulisic took one back with his own high strike but was trying as the US could not find an equalizer and on October 11, 2017 they went down in history until the day they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years, with a goal of Roma Torres for Panama in their qualifier with Costa Rica to send them to a first tournament.
Rapid progress at the moment and the US still feel the results of that day as they try to move forward.
The way this will be done will be reflected in the series selected to face England in Wembley this evening, with just seven of the 23 players taking part in this fatal Caribbean night in the squad.
Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore and Geoff Cameron are no longer part of the side, with coach Bruce Arena and his predecessor Jurgen Klinsmann having gone a long way.
Under Temporary Director Dave Sarachan, US Men's National Team (USMNT) is trying to rebuild from the top. With Pulisic's creative torso – who is only 20 but is already the stand-out player on the side – behind a period that saw him lose nine of the last 10 races, Sarachan will send a young and infinite side.
Saharan himself arrives in a strange position, temporarily charged for a year. The former domestic footballer and the multi-year assistant coach were not considered for the top job that remained unstable as the US Football Federation reflects on the next move.
But with a little pressure and an exciting task at hand, the 64-year-old accepted the challenge to start again, calling 50 players and giving 19 debuts over his nine games.
Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund may be the best known, and according to Premier League radar information, there are others for USMNT fans to be excited – and England to watch out for.
DeAndre Yedlin and former Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Gusan are known names, but they are the young weapons that offer the hope that the side will be able to rise from the current 23rd rank in the world, between Tunisia and Austria.
Timoman Wahh's name immediately reveals the team's sheet – and that's because he is the son of Ballon's former winner or now Liberian president George W.
As his father once did, 18-year-old Timothy arrived in Paris Saint-Germain, where he has risen over the last 18 months, signing a professional contract and taking note of the first goals of the French club.
20-year-old Weston McKennie of Schalke returns from the injury and could work with 19-year-old Tyler Adams of the New York Red Bulls at the base of the midfielder. Romain Gall, 23, could make his debut, having been impressed with 12 goals in 27 appearances this season for the Swedish side of Malmo, while former Bayern Munich midfielder Julian Greene is also disagreeing.
Chelsea's 23-year-old Matt Miazga defending could be classified, although he was in favor of Nancy's lending center late.
The USMNT won three, lost three and won three Sarachan fights and so much lack of experience and a short continuance is hard to predict. But one year after the lowest point of the opposition of England have at least begun their rebirth.