United States Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter will assemble an initial training camp roster of 21 players in an effort to prepare two teams for summer competitions. Today, U.S. Soccer announced that a combined training camp for the USMNT and the U-23 national team will commence Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland. The group will initially consist of some players who are on the Gold Cup 40-man provisional roster as well as some U-23 players who are preparing for their own training camp that takes place in June in Salt Lake City.
Before full @GoldCup prep begins, this combined #USMNT / U-23 MNT squad will assemble May 27 in Annapolis for a week of training.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) May 22, 2019
The senior team kicks off Gold Cup camp seven days later, with the final tournament roster to be announced on June 6.
Berhalter will keep the combined camp together for one week, when players not on the provisional Gold Cup roster will leave and be replaced by a full MNT camp roster of players eligible for selection for the final 23-man Gold Cup roster. That 23-man roster will be revealed on June 6th, just a day after the USMNT plays Jamaica in a pre-Gold Cup tune up at Audi Field in Washington, DC. Those 23 players will continue onto Cincinnati for their final warm-up match against Venezuela on June 9th.
The initial combined training camp roster (players on the 40-man Gold Cup provisional roster are italicized):
DEFENDERS (8): Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur), Marlon Fossey (Fulham), Omar Gonzalez (Atlas), Andrew Gutman (Charlotte Independence), Matt Miazga (Chelsea), Tim Ream (Fulham), Antonee Robinson (Everton)
Thoughts on the combined training camp and the players included?