CHICAGO (August 28, 2019) – US national team head coach Greg Berhalter has called up 26 players before the upcoming games against Mexico and Uruguay. Players will start reporting on September 1 in New Jersey.
The brightest rivalry in the region resumes for the 70th edition of USA-Mexico, presented by AT&T, on Friday, September 6 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (8:30 pm ET; FS1, Univision, TUDN). Four days later, USMNG returns to the St. Louis football deck to take on Uruguay No. 5 ranked No. 5 on Tuesday, September 1
These are the final matches of the United States before the start of the Concacaf Nations League, a tournament that will help determine the qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup
a core group of major Gold Cup players and continue to build . We also bring in some new players that we think have the potential to make an impact with this team, "Berhalter said."
USA. MNT ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Traps / Goals):
GOLPERS (4) : Jesse Gonzalez (Dallas FC; 0/0), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 60/0), Sean Johnson (New York FC; 8/0), Zack Stephen (Fortuna Dusseldorf / GER; 15/0)
Defenders (9) : John Brooks (Wolfsburg / GER; 37/3), Reggie Cannon (Dallas FC; 6/0), Serginho Destina (Ajax / NED; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 7/0), Aaron Long (NY Red Bulls; 11/2), Daniel Lovitz ( Montreal Impact / CAN; 8/0),) Tim Reim (Fulham / ENG; 35/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta FC; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 10/2)
MIDFIELDERS (7 ) : Sebastian Lee fl (LA Galaxy; 9/2), Weston McKenna (Schalke / GER; 14/3), Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Dusseldorf / GER; 13/0), Paxton Pomical (FC Dallas; 0/0), Christian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 15/0), Will Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 19/0), Jackson Ewell (Earthquakes in San Jose; 1/0)
DIRECTIONS (6) : Corey Corey rd ( Real Salt Lake; 3/0), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas / TUR; 5/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 33/5), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea / ENG; 31/13), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen / GER; 7 / 2), Gias Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 51/10)
LOCATION OF BLOCKS IN PLACE
The squad includes 15 players in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup US runner-up team who registered four straight breaks in the tournament and ended with a +13 difference in goal, Zack Stefen has four clean sheets in nine appearances for the USMNT in 2019, while Chelsea-based Christian Pulisic is tied with Gyasi Zardes for his four-goal team. In total, the United States has 11 different goalscorers in 12 games since January, with the team posting an 8-3-1 overall record.
BACK TO MIXA
A number of celebrities have returned to the fold, making their debut appearances since Berhalter took the reins. A veteran of two FIFA World Cups and 60 caps to his credit, goalkeeper Brad Guzan returns to USMNT for the first time since November 2018. The 34-year-old leads all MLS goalkeepers with 12 clean sheets in 2019. Meanwhile, Alfredo Morales also returns to USMNT for the first time since a 3-1 friendly win over Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016. A Steffen & # 39; s teammate in Düsseldorf, the 29-year-old midfielder scored his first goal of the young Bundesliga season in a losing team with 3: 1 by Bayer Leverkusen on August 24.
Also in the Bundesliga are 2014 World Cup veteran John Brooks and Werder Bremen striker Josh Sargent. The 19-year-old striker is originally from St. Louis and will have a chance to play with friends and family against Uruguay.
Crossing the Wounds
Two players from the 2019 FIFA U -20 World Cup make their first lethal at senior level, with Berhalter calling for defenseman Serginest Dest and midfielder Paxton Pomical. Joining the long history of the children of US servicemen abroad, Dutch-born Ded wins minutes with the first team in Ajax, last year's UEFA Champions League semi-finalists. A product of the Dallas FC Academy, Pomical has started 20 MLS games this season, the most of his four-year career, scoring two goals and five assists.
From September 1, the list will average 25 years, 47 days and 15 cap.
Twenty-one players were part of at least one camp in 2019.
The squad includes 15 players in the US Runner-up team in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.
A veteran of two FIFA World Cups and 60 caps to his credit, goalie Brad Guzan returns to USMNT for the first time since November 2018. The 34-year-old leads all MLS goalkeepers with 12 clean sheets in 2019.
Alfredo Morales also returns to USMNT for for the first time in a 3-1 friendly win over Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016 The 29-year-old midfielder scored his first goal of the season for Fortuna Dusseldorf nd loss of 3: 1 Bayer Leverkusen on August 24.
Part of the US team qualifying for the quarterfinals of this year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, defenseman Serginio Dest and midfielder Paxton Pomical join the center of Atlanta United, Mike Robinson in the top US.
The trio joins goalie Jesse Gonzalez in search of their first hats during camp in September.
Dest is the third player born in the new millennium to be called into USMNT camp, following Josh Sargent and Tim Wye.
Now Chelsea player, striker Christian Pulisic has amassed two assists in four competitive appearances for the English Premier League this season.
After scoring 11 goals for Columbus Crew SC in 2019, striker Gyasi Zardes tops the MLS goal scoring list for US based players.
Eight players are age-appropriate for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Cannon, Dest, McKennie, Pomykal, Pulisic, Robinson, Sargent, and Yueill.
15 players have previous experience against Mexico, with 10 playing against El Trí in the final of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Forward Jordan Morris is the only player on the list to score against Mexico , equalizing her first international goal with a 2-0 victory on April 15, 2015 in San Antonio.
Goalie Sean Johnson (New York City FC) and quarterback Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls) will have a chance to represent the national team nearby, where they play their club ball at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on September 6.
Similarly, quarterback Tim Reim (St. Louis) and striker Josh Sargent (O & # 39; Fallon, Mexico) will have a chance to play for the national team in their hometown on September 10 against Uruguay.
Reim previously represented the United States at Bush Stadium in a 6-1 World Cup qualifier against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on November 13, 2015.