CHICAGO (November 7, 2019) – USA Men's National Team Head Coach Greg Berhalter has named nine additional players on the roster this month for the November 15, 2006, CONCACAF League against Canada in Orlando and Cuba on November 19. in George Town, the Cayman Islands.
At the top of the list of European players ready to join the Orlando squad are regulars Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) and Weston McKenna (Schalke). Meanwhile, Ajax defender Serginho Dest will commit to represent the United States in the official international if he appears in any match.
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Taking advantage of the fact that there are many players at home in the midst of their season, USMNT began pre-match camp this week by bringing together 20 players for training in Braden, Florida.
After a week in Braden, USMNT will move to Orlando on Sunday. The final list of eligible players for this month's deciding games ̵
"We are happy to be able to use this core group of players, especially with the importance of these upcoming meetings," Berhalter said. "They are performing well for their clubs and we look forward to preparing for the results we need against Canada and Cuba. As competitors, these are the moments you like. We'll be ready. "
Part of the current camp, defenseman Mark Mackenzie, midfielders Brandon Aronson and George Mihailovic, and strikers Jeremy Ebobise and Jonathan Lewis will leave the group later this week to join the U-23 MNT as they continue. for the Olympic Qualifying Championships next spring, U-23 will participate in the United International Football Festival with the participation of Argentina, Brazil and Chile in the Canary Islands from November 7 to 17.
To qualify for the knockout round of the introductory L. da Concacaf 2019-20, USMNT has to win both games this month and make a difference of three goals to current leaders in Group A. Canada will seek revenge when they take on Les Rouges on Friday, October 15, at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando (7:00 pm ET; ESPN2, UniMas, TUDN) The team will then end the group game with a neutral site against Cuba on Tuesday, November 19 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Cayman Islands (7:30 pm ET; FS1, UniMas, TUDN).
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USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps / Goals)
This list includes players who are currently invited to camp. Newly added players are Bold
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 62/0), Sean Johnson (FC New York; 8/0), Matt Turner ( New England Revolution; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (10): John Brooks (Wolfsburg / GER; 37/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 9/0), Sergiño Dest (Ajax / NED; 2/0), Chase Gasper (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 9/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 14/2) , Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact / CAN; 12/0), Tim Reim (Fulham / ENG; 38/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United / ENG; 60/0) , Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2)
MIDFIELDERS (5) : Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 12/2). Weston McKennie (Schalke / GER; 17/6), Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Dusseldorf / GER; 14/0), Will Trap (Columbus Crew SC; 20/0), Jackson Euil (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0)
 DIRECTIONS (6) : Paul Arriola (DC United; 30/5), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 4/0), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas / TUR; 8/2), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea / ENG; 34 / 14), Josh Sargent (Bremen BER / GER; 11/3), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 54/10)
WIN TO GET IN
Holding their destiny in their own hands, The path of the United States to the knockout stage of the inaugural League of Nations is clear: winning both the remaining matches and achieving a superb goal difference. Canada leads the group with nine points plus a nine goal margin, largely able to score seven times in two games against Cuba. For the first time, the United States denied seven of them against Cuba and will have to keep their feet on gas. But first, it is a massive game against a Canadian team that ignited its home crowd and nationwide support with a 2-0 victory in October 15 in Toronto, their first against the United States in more than three decades.  BE HERE BEFORE
As long as this pool of players continues to gain international experience – seven of them played their first game at the Concacaf official race last month in Toronto – USMNT has not heard of guest home scenario in a group game . In the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, the US played and lost in Jamaica before returning home four days later to claim a 1-0 victory in Columbus. Four years later it was the same circumstance and the same result against Guatemala, except this time the Columbus faithful witnessed a 4-0 shutout.
While the League of Nations is not exactly the same as the old World Cup semi-final qualification , it offers some insight into how teams deal with defeats at this stage of the process and their prospects for progress. Returning to the 1998 World Cup Qualifying Round, 14 of the 18 Concacaf qualifying World Cup teams lost at least one away game during the semifinal round, demonstrating that these were common road bumps of winning the FIFA World Cup.
PULLISM IN Slim Formula
USMNT striker Christian Pulisic will come to the USMNT camp, leading the inertia of some excellent performances for the English Premier League last week. Pulisic has accumulated four goals and one assist in his last five games for the Blue helping the club to finish fourth in the Premier League and top of their UEFA Champions League group. Pulisic contributed a late assist in a 1-0 victory in the Ajax Champions League on October 23, before becoming the youngest player in club history to record a 4-2 victory at Burnley just three days later. Over the weekend, Pulisic returned his name to the Frank Lampard Country Scoreboard, scoring the winning goal in the 55th minute with a 2-1 victory at Watford. On this wild Tuesday 4-0 against Ajax he won a penalty kick and helped score Chelsea's second goal.
WELL COMMENTED ON USMNT
Just over a week ago, the US Prospect of the Youth National Team and current Ajax defenseman Serginho Desto announced that he would continue playing an international match against the Reds, Whites and Blues after his birth country, the Netherlands, showed a recent interest in making it into the senior squad. After representing the United States at the 2017 FIFA U-17 and 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cups, Dest won his first two USMNT caps during the September friendly matches of the team, but should he attend one of the Nations League competitions in November, the 19-year-old will be formally tied to a US cap. Dest has made a strong rise with Ajax in recent months, blocking the starting spot on the right and appearing in 15 Eredivisie and UEFA Champions League meetings, registering three assists in the process.
Weston McKenna has a record-breaking record against Cuba, registering the fastest USMNT hat trick since the start of the match . Noting his first goal with just 32 ticks on the clock – just won by Clint Dempsey's goal against Ghana at the 2014 FIFA World Cup – he also rolled in the fifth and 13 and minutes  from a 7-0 victory on October 11 in Washington, DC McKenna is tied for the league by Concacaf Nations A, along with Junior Hoyt (Canada), Jose Juan Makias (Mexico) and Naki Wales (Bermuda).