BERHALTER CALLS 25 PLAYERS TO CINCINNATI AS THE MIDDLE POINT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE APPROACHES TO THE 2022 WORLD CUP
USMNT Second Rank in the Octagon with USA-Mexico, Presented by Allstate, Will Be Played on November 12 at TQL Stadium at Full Capacity
CHICAGO (Nov. 4, 2021) – U.S. national team men’s coach Gregg Berhalter has called up 25 players to Cincinnati as the halfway point of the 2022 FIFA World Cup approaches. .
With the USMNT second in the table after six games, all attention falls on the United States-Mexico, presented by Allstate, at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati on Friday, November 12 (21:00 ET; ESPN2, Univision and TUDN). Four days later, the USMNT will face Jamaica at Independence Park in Kingston on November 16 (Paramount + and Universe).
The fans will be able to follow the matches by Facebook, Twitter @USMNT, Instagram @USMNT and through the official American Football app.
“Our focus continues on the mindset of each game. After this window we will be more than halfway down from the Okangula, so we have the opportunity to put ourselves in a good position in the coming year,” Berhalter said. “As soon as he comes to the United States-Mexico, I’m excited about our players because this is not just a game – it’s an event. It’s the best of the World Cup qualifiers, and our team is ready for the challenge.”
Detailed squad by position (club / country; matches / goals)
PACKERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City / ENG; 24/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 12/0)
DEFENSES (9): Reggie Cannon (Boavista / POR; 22/1), Mark McKenzie (Genk / BEL; 8/0), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim / GER; 4/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham / ENG; 17/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 14/3), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach / GER; 0/0), Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp / BEL; 8/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray / TUR; 69/0), Walker Zimmerman ( Nashville SC; 20/2)
MIXTURES (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 42/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig / GER; 20/1), Gianluca Busio (Venice / ITA; 7/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 33/8), Weston McKennie ( Juventus / ITA; 27/7), Yunus Musah (Valencia / ESP; 9/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 29/0)
FRANTO (6): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg / AUT; 13/5), Paul Arriola (DC United; 41/8), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 2/2), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; 4/3), Christian Pulisic ( Chelsea / ENG; 40/16), Tim Weah (Lille / FRA; 16/1)
Matches fall in a FIFA international window, which makes all players available for selection. Although teams can call up larger groups, the match day roster for World Cup Playoffs can only include 23 players.
SITTING IN TWO
Although the course to Qatar is long, the USMNT positioned itself well at the beginning of the campaign, completing the first two knockout windows with a 3-1-2 record in the first “triple dates” where they amassed 11 points in total, including four on the road which were highlighted by Honduras ’historic 4-1 comeback. Those results lifted the United States to second place after six games.