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Report: Valencia’s Yunus Musah to accept USMNT call-up

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A big potential get for Berhalter and company

ESP: Valencia CF-Getafe CF. La Liga Santander. Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images

There will be at least one brand new face on the USMNT’s first roster in nearly a year when its announced on Tuesday. The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio reports that Valencia winger/midfielder Yunus Musah has accepted a call-up to the U.S. camp ahead of their friendly against Wales on November 12.

Musah, 17, has emerged onto the scene in La Liga this season, appearing seven times for the Spanish stalwarts, while notching his first goal for the club a few days ago against Getafe.

While this is certainly great news as it pertains to the USMNT’s recruiting efforts under Gregg Berhalter, Earnie Stewart and the new-look regime, it’s not a given that dual-national is firmly committed to playing for the team long-term. Because he hasn’t played an official match for England’s setup yet, he’s free to play any non-cap tying match for the countries he’s eligible for, of which there are four. In addition to England and the U.S., he’s eligible to also represent Italy and Ghana.

Whether or not Musah is ready to be a permanent part of the USMNT’s exciting young generation remains to seen. However, the hardest step was to get him to give the U.S. a chance. Now that he has, the door is wide open for anything to happen in the future.

This bit of news is just more proof of the great work the technical staff is doing, making sure every possible stone is turned over when it comes to recruitment and player discovery.

What do you think of Yunus Musah joining the next USMNT camp? Even more excited for the future now?