The Gold Cup roster has finally been released for the United States Men’s National team, and we now know who will be the 23 players who will hopefully add to the team’s 2021 trophy haul. Head coach Gregg Berhalter opted to go with mostly MLS-based talent, but from a provisional roster of 59 players, there was bound to be a couple of surprises.
The USMNT is bringing 3 players that were on the Nations League roster after indicating he would leave all of them at home. There are also some European-based players who made the cut. Still, there were some young players who were left on the outside looking in. In the end, we have a team of players that will be playing not only for the Gold Cup trophy, but to show they can be counted on as potential depth for World Cup qualifying.
So, let’s take a look at the 23-man roster:
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)
Who were the players who you thought were snubbed? Hit the comments and discuss who you would have included, and who they would have replaced from the roster that was revealed this morning.