I always find folks' ruminations on the future of US soccer interesting and there seems to be a general consensus that the US won't be an elite soccer power until the best athletes in this country start playing the sport at an early age.
My question then, who amongst current and former professional sports stars do you see as having the most potential to dominate in soccer? Who are the prototypical athletes that would have excelled?
My lack of soccer knowledge makes me want to think a guy like Lebron would make an unreal goalie...huge, quick and huge. Would Barry Sanders have been a terror had he been playing since he was a kid? Reggie Bush? What say you smarter-than-I mgobloggers?