Today, United States Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter announced the 25-man roster that will compete against Trinidad and Tobago next Sunday in a friendly in Orlando. The friendly will be the conclusion of the team’s annual January Camp, which was different this year with the collaboration with the U-23 national team. Initially announcing a roster of 10, Berhalter kept some of the U-23s around after the U-23 camp broke today to fill out the roster.
: #USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter has chosen a 25-player roster for #USAvTRI on Sunday, January 31 @ExploriaStadium in Orlando. #StakeYourClaim— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) January 24, 2021
Not included in the roster is LAFC defender Tristan Blackmon, who suffered a concussion yesterday in training and was excused to return to LA. 15 MLS clubs have players on this roster, and 16 players are eligible to compete in the Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship, set to take place in Mexico in March.
“These last two weeks have been an absolute pleasure,” Gregg Berhalter said in a statement released by U.S. Soccer. “The hard work and determination demonstrated by the entire group confirms that the player pool is headed in the right direction...As we transition to Orlando, we switch gears and focus on competing as we prepare to face Trinidad and Tobago.”
The roster has an average age of 23 years, 302 days old, and there are 10 players who seek their first cap with the USMNT.
The 25-man USMNT roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
DEFENDERS (9): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), George Bello (Atlanta United), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Benji Michel (Orlando City), Andrés Perea (Orlando City), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Daryl Dike (Orlando City), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Chris Mueller (Orlando City)
The squad that will face a week from today in Orlando.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) January 24, 2021
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