Right to the point, this thread is simply about Fabian Johnson's 2019 prospects with the USMNT (and maybe beyond). If everything is equal, Fabian Johnson is currently a top 5 USMNT player in the world right now. Currently, he is a offensive rotational player for the 2nd best team in a rejuvenated competitive Bundesliga and in a pinch can step into a outside back role which he just did in BMG's last game (going 75 minutes at RB in a 2-0 win). Unfortunately, Fabian Johnson's supposed "lack" of US ambitions post 2018 World Cup were greatly exaggerated on deceptive lingo by certain people to the press. More accurate press: RP interview with Fabian from summer 2018: (credit to poster bananenflnake) Will the national team play a role again? "I hope so. Honestly, I do not know because after the failed World Cup qualification I hadn’t any contact with the US Association. It is also not clear who will be coach in the future. I'm just as smart as you are. Would you then first target the Gold Cup 2019 in the US or would even the 2022 World Cup still play a role in your plans? You would be almost 35 by then … Honestly, I don’t think that far. First of all I would like to return to the national team and that's what I'm working on." The angle of him being 31 years old now will be pushed as a narrative, but to compare- he is currently 6 months younger than Michael Bradley who continue to gets called in on "experience" , and fabian is currently playing and contributing at a level much higher than Michael Bradley. On top of this, Fabian Johnson is extremely smart, technical, and flexible as a player and can effectively play at a high-level SS,RM,AM,LM,RB, and LB. Making himself one of the most valued stocks in the US player pool. In addition, Fabian Johnson was a true silent professional for USMNT (highly under-rated) and was one of our most important players and highest-level playing players from 2014-2017. After putting in one of the best Offensive European seasons ever for a USMNT player, 2015-2016 saw Fabian Johnson starring in a Champions-League role with 2 goals and 2 assists within 3 games in a row vs the likes of super-powers, Juventes and Manchester City and a strong offensive influence in the Bundesliga to keep a Champions League spot for the next season. some 2015-2016 highlights After putting up a career- best offensive season, Fabian Johnson was chosen to take one for Team USA and play in a secondary role as the starting LB for COPA 2016, to help solidify a strong defense on the way to a Semi-Final run. The point is, Fabian Johnson can offer valuable champions-league, world cup, WCQ, and multiple- positional experience and mentorship to our young players and can fill-in as both a starter or sub role in a multitude of positions over the next 2 years.