The United States Men’s National Team will begin a busy 2021 with their annual January Camp, set to begin January 9th. The camp will take place in Bradenton, Florida and will last through the end of the month.
As they have done in previous years, the U-23s will also join them in a camp. The two teams will train together until January 24th, when several U-23 players will be elevated to the USMNT roster in advance of a planned match. The U-23s have a big year as well, with Olympic qualifying set to take place in March with the hopes of qualifying for this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter has called in 12 players to the USMNT, with other players joining the full roster later in the month. The USMNT roster:
DEFENDERS (3): Tristan Blackmon (Los Angeles Football Club), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
: Gregg Berhalter has named an initial January camp roster of 12 #USMNT players aged 24 and older.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) January 5, 2021
The U-23 USMNT will train alongside the senior team through Jan. 24 at which point several players will be added to the USMNT roster for a match at the end of the month.
The U-23s are calling in a full roster, with head coach Jason Kreis naming 26 players to the camp roster. Players born after January 1, 1997 are eligible for the Olympic qualifying championship tournament, which was rescheduled from March 2020 to this coming March due to the coronavirus outbreak that forced a shutdown of most major sports competitions.
The 26-man roster for the U-23s:
DEFENDERS (10): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), George Bello (Atlanta United), Chris Gloster (PSV Eindhoven), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew SC), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United), Bryang Kayo (Wolfsburg), Andrés Perea* (Orlando City), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
FORWARDS (7): Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Daryl Dike (Orlando City), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Benji Michel (Orlando City), Djordje Mihailovic (Montreal Impact)
*Is not eligible to play due to not having filed a FIFA one-time switch from Colombia to the United States
: Jason Kreis has called in 26 players to U-23 #USMNT January camp >> https://t.co/ldUVpO7rFK— U.S. Soccer YNT (@USYNT) January 5, 2021
The U-23s will train alongside the senior team through Jan. 24 at which point several players will be added to the @USMNT roster for a match at the end of the month. pic.twitter.com/6ef0hq0wvu
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