— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) October 8, 2019
UPDATE: MONDAY, NOON ET — Atlanta United center back Miles Robinson has been added to the roster after LAFC center back Walker Zimmerman suffered an injury on Decision Day presented by AT&T. Additionally, Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore will be undergoing evaluations after suffering an injury on Sunday.
Additionally, forward Jozy Altidore is undergoing further evaluation later today after departing @TorontoFC’s match on Sunday in the 70th minute.
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— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) October 7, 2019
WEDNESDAY, 11 AM ET: The US men’s national team‘s 26-player roster for this month’s Concacaf Nations League matches vs. Cuba and Canada was announced on Wednesday, with coach Gregg Berhalter calling in 18 MLS standouts as well as eight European-based regulars.
Meanwhile veterans Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley return to the fold and could represent their country at their club home, Toronto FC‘s BMO Field, as the USMNT visit Canada in their second match of the window, on Oct. 15. D.C. United star Paul Arriola remains a USMNT regular and is in line to lead the United States at his home ground, Audi Field, when Cuba visit the nation’s capital on Oct. 11.
“This is competitive soccer. Any time there is a trophy on the line and in the inaugural Nations League tournament, we want to put ourselves in a position to win,” Berhalter said in a statement. “One thing that’s important is we continue to bring some of the younger guys along, integrate some new players into camp, but also have a familiar base. Most of the guys have been in camp before, understand how we want to play, and we think that continuity will help in our performance.”
Notably, young Ajax fullback Sergiño Dest was not included in this roster after starting both of last month’s friendlies, amid swirling reports of the Netherlands making a pitch for the Dutch-American dual national to switch his international allegiance.
“I understand there is going to be a lot of attention surrounding the availability of Sergiño in this next camp,” said Berhalter. “I’ve had conversations with Sergiño, the conversations were positive, and the content of these conversations is going to remain private.”
TFC, Columbus Crew SC, the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders each send a pair of players, while Philly, Atlanta United, D.C., FC Dallas, New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, Montreal Impact, LAFC, LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake have one representative apiece.
Updated USA roster for October Concacaf Nations League matches
|GK||Guzan, Brad||Atlanta United|
|GK||Johnson, Sean||New York City FC|
|GK||Steffen, Zack||Fortuna Düsseldorf|
|D||Cannon, Reggie||FC Dallas|
|D||Lima, Nick||San Jose Earthquakes|
|D||Long, Aaron||NY Red Bulls|
|D||Lovitz, Daniel||Montreal Impact|
|D||Ream, Tim||Fulham FC|
|D||Robinson, Miles||Atlanta United|
|M||Aaronson, Brenden||Philadelphia Union|
|M||Bradley, Michael||Toronto FC|
|M||Lletget, Sebastian||LA Galaxy|
|M||McKennie, Weston||Schalke 04|
|M||Roldan, Cristian||Seattle Sounders|
|M||Trapp, Wil||Columbus Crew SC|
|M||Yueill, Jackson||San Jose Earthquakes|
|F||Arriola, Paul||D.C. United|
|F||Baird, Corey||Real Salt Lake|
|F||Morris, Jordan||Seattle Sounders|
|F||Sargent, Josh||Werder Bremen|
|F||Zardes, Gyasi||Columbus Crew SC|