The first match since the USA’s choke job in Trinidad & Tobago will feature a few interesting new names looking to prove they’re national team material.
Several young and talented players like Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Josh Sargent get their first-ever looks with the national team. Meanwhile, some fringe players who were ignored heavily during the Hex failure like Danny Williams and Eric Lichaj get their chance.
Overall, it’s a smorgasbord of youth and experience for a one-off friendly that means nothing. Give us your thoughts on the group below.
Here’s the full roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas; 0/0), Bill Hamid (Midtjylland/DEN; 3/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 1/0)
DEFENDERS (7): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 32/3), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United/ENG; 0/0), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 13/1), Matt Miazga (Vitesse/NED; 3/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 26/1), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 14/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 48/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 16/1), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 65/2), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland/ENG; 2/0), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 0/0), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution; 3/1), Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town/ENG; 22/2)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 26/3), Dom Dwyer (Orlando City SC; 3/2), C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia Union; 2/0), Josh Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; 0/0)
The match against Portugal kicks off at 3:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and will air on FOX Sports 1, UniMas and Univision Deportes.