This morning, U.S. Soccer announced the 23 players that will comprise the United States Men’s National Team for the 2021 Gold Cup. From a provisional roster of 59 players, head coach Gregg Berhalter narrowed the selections down to the team that he hopes will lift the Cup in Las Vegas on August 1st.
Only 4 players from the 23-man Nations League roster were included on the provisional roster, and three of them made the roster: Sebastian Lletget, Reggie Cannon, and Jackson Yueill. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter indicated that he wanted to give most of the core that formed the Nations League group the summer off to rest and prepare for World Cup qualifying, which begins this fall. However, he clearly wanted to see more of Cannon, Lletget, and Yueill and wanted the experience they provide on this roster with some of the younger guys.
The 23-man Gold Cup roster for the USMNT:
DEFENDERS (8): George Bello (Atlanta United), Reggie Cannon (Boavista), Shaq Moore (Tenerife), Donovan Pines (D.C. United), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), James Sands (New York City FC), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
A good mix of veterans and youth will represent the at this summer’s @GoldCup.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) July 1, 2021
The #USMNT begins the quest for its seventh confederation championship on July 11 in Kansas City.
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