World Cup, Americans, Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman, Matt Besler

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It has been quite the year for soccer in America. 

The U.S. Women National Team pummeled Japan to win the World Cup over the summer, the Major League Soccer playoffs are right around the corner, and the U.S. Men's National Team have their biggest match in years today. 

The U.S. face a must-win against Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup at a sold-out Rose Bowl for a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, a prelude to the 2018 World Cup in the same country. USA would have earned a spot in the Confederations Cup if it weren't for a poor showing at the Gold Cup this summer, which caused many soccer fans to call for coach Jurgen Klinsmann's head job.

The MLS playoffs, meanwhile, start on Oct. 28, and it is down to the wire on who will get the last remaining playoff spots. 

So to get you prepared for all the soccer drama ahead, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite hot MLS studs to keep an eye on, including Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Brad Evans, Kyle Beckerman (shirtless!) and Graham Zusi. And don't worry, we have some great shots of international stars like Cristiano Ronaldo in there as well. 

Watch U.S. Women's soccer star Alex Morgan tells us about her whirlwind 2015. 

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