Berhalter has done a great job recruiting many young players who could have played for other national teams. In the USMNT match against Wales you will be able to see the debuts of several of them but one of the most important is the case of Yunus Musah since he had the possibility to play for Italy or England but chose USMNT.
Today, players are tempted to play for the USMNT as they see that there is a large group of young players with a lot of future prospects. The USMNT game against Wales will see plenty of USMNT debutants who could have opted for other teams. Today Musah prefers to be in a national team with a great project like USMNT and not wait to see if they summon him from another.
The emergence of players like Pulisic, Mckennie, Dest has tempted many players to decide on USMNT. Yunus Musah has said that USMNT's hunger for glory was very important to his decision. Although he said he feel he is from Ghana, Berhalter said that he chose USMNT for the great project they have.
The match between USMNT and Wales will be very important for Yunus Musah and the other players on the team as they will have to show coach Berhalter that they are at a good level for his position. Today the USMNT has much more competition than there were in previous years where players like Donovan knew that they had a guaranteed position because there was not a great level in the youth divisions.