U22 (1999 and younger) with less than 10 USMNT caps is what we are calling a youngster. Here are the previous winners: 2016 Christian Pulisic 2017 Weston McKennie 2018 Tyler Adams 2019 Sergino Dest 2020 Giovanni Reyna Every year, it has been very clear at the end. 2019 probably saw the most front runners throughout the year though. In 2020, Reyna walked away with it from the start. The top contenders: Paxton Pomykal Chris Richards Richie Ledezma Uly Llanez Brenden Aaronsen Yunus Musah Mark McKenzie Maybe some new faces? Bryang Kayo Caden Clark Darryl Dike Konrad Johnny Cardoso Nico Gioachinni Sebastian Soto That might be the longest list of easily identified contenders for the first post ever.