USMNT call up MLS-based players ahead of Nations League matches
U.S. men's national team manager Gregg Berhalter will hold a pre-camp with MLS-based players next week ahead of the squad's CONCACAF Nations League matches in November.
20 players whose MLS seasons have concluded will arrive to Bradenton, Florida, from Nov. 2-9 to begin preparations for the USMNT's matches on Nov. 15 against Canada in Orlando and Nov. 19 against Cuba in the Cayman Islands.
The U.S. players based in Europe will join the group beginning Nov. 10 in Orlando, when formal camp begins.
"We have the opportunity to take advantage of the MLS post-season window to start preparations for the matches against Canada and Cuba," Berhalter said in released statement. "It's another week to keep progressing as a group as we focus on getting the results we need to advance to the knockout phase of the Nations League."
The U.S. beat Cuba 7-0 in the opening round of the Nations League earlier this month, before losing to the Canadians in Toronto for the first time in three decades by a 2-0 score.
DEFENDERS (7): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 9/0), Chase Gaspar (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), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 12/2), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 5/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 20/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0)
FORWARDS (5): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 30/5), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 4/0), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; 1/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 5/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 54/10)