The United States males’s nationwide crew will play the March CONCACAF Nations League matches with out injured Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams, but with Borussia Dortmund winger Giovanni Reyna, alongside with 12 different gamers from European membership rosters, U.S. Soccer stated on Wednesday.
The matches at Grenada on March 24 and in opposition to El Salvador three days later at Orlando, Florida, are the primary within the FIFA worldwide window for the USMNT post-World Cup.
This may also be the primary inclusion post-World Cup for Reyna, who was the topic of current U.S. Soccer controversy between his dad and mom, Danielle and Claudio Reyna, and out-of-contract coach Gregg Berhalter. Reyna was not together with within the 24-player January camp roster.
Interim supervisor Anthony Hudson stated the choice to incorporate Reyna was a choice to “move forward.”
“It became a bit more complex in the months since the World Cup, but as far as we’re concerned Gio is a part of our program,” Hudson stated. “He’s a good guy and a top talent and he is evaluated like any other player. We made the roster decisions based on what gives the team the best opportunity to win these games, and we brought him in because we think he can help us do that.”
U.S. Soccer stated on Monday that Berhalter can contend for the open USMNT’s teaching job following an investigation into allegations of home violence in opposition to him made by Reyna’s dad and mom.
The investigation additionally discovered a necessity for U.S. Soccer to “revisit U.S. Soccer’s policies concerning appropriate parental conduct and communications.”
Adams picked up a hamstring injury, a USMNT spokesperson stated. Adams performed 90 minutes in Leeds’ 2-2 draw final weekend in opposition to Brighton & Hove Albion and the club confirmed the injury in a press release, saying: “The midfielder will remain at Thorp Arch for further assessment.”
Hudson stated the choice about injured gamers was made “in the best interest of the player and to do our best to ensure they are available for us this summer.”
Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic leads all gamers on the roster with 56 caps and is among the many 13 World Cup returnees from European golf equipment. The roster additionally contains Fulham gamers Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson in addition to Leeds’ Brenden Aaronson and Weston McKennie. Luca de la Torre, Sergino Dest, Ethan Horvath, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Joe Scally and Matt Turner have been additionally included.
Dual nationwide Alejandro Zendejas was added to the roster in the future after committing to the USMNT over Mexico.
The 25-year-old ahead made his U.S. debut in a Jan. 25 exhibition in opposition to Serbia but remained eligible to ask FIFA for a one-time change of affiliation to Mexico.
“I think it’s great for the team,” Hudson stated of the inclusion of Zendejas. “Alex certainly adds more quality and depth to the squad. He’s someone that really impressed us all in January and we’ve obviously seen a lot of him playing for his club. We are really pleased he has agreed to join us. We see it as being a great addition to the team going forward.”
Atlanta United middle again Miles Robinson is returning to the USMNT for the primary time after recovering from a torn achilles tendon suffered final May.
USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB/COUNTRY; CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town/ENG; 8/0), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough/ENG; 29/0), Matt Turner (Arsenal/ENG; 24/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Sergiño Dest (AC Milan/ITA; 23/2), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 10/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 50/1), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo/BEL; 2/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham; 33/2), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 20/3), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 3/0), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City/ENG; 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United/ENG; 28/6), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; 4/0), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 12/0), Weston McKennie (Leeds United/ENG; 41/9), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 23/0), Alan Soñora (Juárez/MEX; 2/0)
FORWARDS (7): Taylor Booth (Utrecht/NED; 0/0), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion/ENG; 8/3), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen/NED; 12/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 56/22), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 16/4), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 29/4), Alex Zendejas (Club América/MEX; 1/0)