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USMNT names 23-man roster for final Nations League matches

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Pulisic’s injury keeps him off for now.

United States Men’s National Team v Mexico: Friendly Match Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images

This afternoon, United States Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter named the 23-man roster that will be available for CONCACAF Nations League matches against Canada and Cuba later on this week. This follows a pre-camp where 20 MLS-based players came in for training ahead of the FIFA international fixture window and the announcement last week of 9 players based in Europe that would be a part of the roster. From that group, some have moved onto U-23 duty, while others were released.

The status of Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic is uncertain after he was injured while scoring in their match against Crystal Palace last weekend. U.S. Soccer said he is being evaluated and a decision on whether he joins the team in Orlando ahead of the Canada match will happen soon (Update: Berhalter confirmed minutes after the roster was released that Pulisic will miss both matches due to the injury). He joins goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who pulled out of the team due to lingering knee tendinitis, and Michael Bradley as injured call-ups who could not join the team.

The 23-man USMNT roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

DEFENDERS (9): John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Sergiño Dest (Ajax), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke 04), Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)

FORWARDS (5): Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC)

Hit the comments to discuss the roster and who could get the start against Canada on Friday.