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USMNT roster named for September friendlies

The 26-man team will report next week for friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay.

Mexico v United States Final - 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

This morning, United States Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter released his 26-man roster of players for friendlies against Mexico on September 6th and Uruguay on September 10th. Berhalter opted to bring in several players who featured for the USMNT during the Gold Cup, but he also selected a few newcomers who have been making waves on the youth scene. He used the rest of the spots to evaluate some players ahead of the start of CONCACAF Nations League play in October.

The newcomers to the roster are Sergiño Dest and Paxton Pomykal, who both starred for the U.S. U-20s during the U-20 World Cup, and Miles Robinson, who has excelled in his first year as a starter for Atlanta United. Josh Sargent also makes his return to the national team after being one of the final cuts from the Gold Cup roster, and Alfredo Morales makes his return to the national team after a 3-year absence. He last appeared for the USMNT in a May 2016 friendly against Puerto Rico.

The 26-man roster:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf)

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), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke 04), Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)

FORWARDS (6): Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake), Tyler Boyd (Beşiktaş), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC)

What are your thoughts on the USMNT roster?