Today, American interim manager Dave Sarachan named the 24-man roster for the United States Men’s National Team that will take on Brazil and Mexico in friendlies this weekend. The roster contains most of the younger names that we’ve seen in recent USMNT camps, as Sarachan continues his evaluation of the youth that will be counted on to form the new core of the team moving forward. While there are a couple veterans on the roster, most notably the return of John Brooks to the lineup, many of the older veterans are on the outside looking in.
The USMNT roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alex Bono (Toronto FC), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC)
DEFENDERS (9): John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City), Eric Lichaj (Hull City), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Nantes), Shaq Moore (Reus Deportiu), Tim Parker (New York Red Bulls), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke 04), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain)
FORWARDS (3): Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard), Bobby Wood (Hannover), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC)
The most notable veteran to return to camp is John Brooks, who spent much of the latter part of 2017 and all of 2018 injured. He recently returned to the lineup for Wolfsburg and has been in great form, including scoring a goal on opening day. Christian Pulisic was expected to be included on the roster, but the 19-year-old picked up a recent injury with Borussia Dortmund and will stay in Germany. Also staying in Germany will be Josh Sargent, who will be aiming for a spot on the Werder Bremen first team.
The USMNT takes on Brazil Friday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, then head to Nashville to face Mexico Tuesday at Nissan Stadium.
Music to our ears, @CharlesEsten! Without further ado, our roster:— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) September 2, 2018
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