The controversial draft pick that the U.S. national team fans were expecting did not come this time.
The head coach of the U.S. men’s national football team, Greg Berhalt, revealed the list of 23 people for the 2021 Gold Cup on Thursday. He said he could win the national team’s regional championship. This American team of 19 MLS players will conduct its first training on July 6th, and the first Gold Cup match will be held on July 11.
“We don’t want to think of it as an experimental team,” Berhalt told the media on a conference call. “We want to see this team as a team that can win the Gold Cup. Let us really know this. This will be our expectation. Will it be difficult? Of course. But we believe that this group has enough backbone and The veteran led the run and won the gold cup.”
USMNT 2021 Gold Cup List
Goalkeeper (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Sean Johnson (New York City Football Club), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
Defender (8): George Bello (Atlanta United), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/Portugal), Shaq Moore (Tenerife/Spain), Donovan Pines (Washington United), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), James Sands (New York City Football Club), Sam Waynes (Colorado) Rapids) Walker Zimmerman (Nashville, South Carolina)
Midfielder (6): Kailin Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Gianluca Busio (Kansas City Athletic), Sebastian Lightgate (Los Angeles Galaxy), Christian Roldan (Seattle Bay People), Eric Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Uyle (San Jose Earthquakes)
Forward (6): Paul Arriola (Washington United), Daryl Decker (Orlando City), Nicolas Joachini (Caen/France), Matthew Hope (Schalke/Germany), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Gassy Zades (Columbus Fleet)
Five players can make their USMNT debut during the Gold Cup: Busio, Hoppe, Pines, Sands and Williamson. This is also the first solicitation of Busio and Sands in the United States.
Who made the list of the United States?
Miles Robinson with Walker Zimmerman Came in as a starting central defender, but Berhalt admitted that the depth of the central defender on the roster is very thin due to lack of international bench experience. Donovan Pine with James Sands. Atlanta George Bello And Colorado Sam Waynes Will compete for the left back position.
In midfield, Berhalter pointed Karin Acosta Jackson Uyle, Eric Williamson And newcomers Gianluca Busio Competing for the three midfield positions, and considering their ability to move and swap positions in the game, how this will “become the strength of this team.” He emphasized Busio’s recent performance in the Kansas City Athletic team and “how he has a significant impact on us”.
But Berhalt also said the team has a depth problem with wingers.He pointed out Matthew Hope with Jonathan Lewis Plan to become a left winger and Paul Arriola with Nicholas Giacini Can play on the right wing, but two of them can be said to be centers (Hoppe and Gioacchini).
Together with other national league holders Acosta, Uyel and Cannon, Berhalt praised Sebastian Ledger “How important they are to this team. Without these four players, I can’t imagine our current roster.”
In the Gold Cup group stage, the US men’s basketball team will face Canada, Martinique and a team that will advance to the preliminaries. All three Group B matches will be held at the Children’s Charity Park in Kansas City. USMNT will win its seventh championship in the finals lost to Mexico in 2019, and its first championship since 2017.
Who is excluded from the US list?
Berhalt made it clear that he called up players who are in good condition and the club is in a stable condition.
Johnny Cardoso, Eric Palmer-Brown, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt Miazga with Brian Reynolds Considering that they need to perform and impress with European club teams during the preseason, they did not consider it.This is not the case Reggie Cannon, Who plays in Boavista. He is expected to be transferred this summer, which allows him to play.
Right back Aaron Herrera, Kyle Duncan with Julian Araujo Watching outside. In the case of Araujo, Berhalter revealed that given his dual citizenship status, he is not ready to join the US national team and is still likely to play for Mexico. Participating in official competitions like the Golden Cup will connect him with USMNT.
Berhalt said: “This is an example. He is a dual citizen and is not fully ready to contribute to the team.” “He knows that the Gold Cup will lock him forever, and he is not ready to take this step. I don’t want to speak for him, but I think when he looks at the depth of the right-back position, he will see a deadlock. And he may not yet fully see his path to becoming a starter in the next World Cup. I can tell Yours is that we really value Julian and we think he is an outstanding player. We think he can be the starter of this team.”
Fitness is a problem for Dallas FC midfielders Paxton Pomicar, And his club teammates Jesus Ferreira with Ricardo Pepi “It’s on the cusp, but it’s not enough to show that they need to be involved.”
Appendectomy ruled out the New York Red Bulls phenomenon Carden Clark From consideration. Berhalt said that he is “very looking forward to working with him” and will continue to pay attention to him because he is ready to move to the Bundesliga team Leipzig Red Bull.
Orlando City Right Wing Chris Muller Is considering the depth to help the position, but Berhalt said he ultimately chose another option.
Berhalt can still replace injured players 24 hours before the first game of the team’s group stage. Substitute players must be from players originally on the preliminary list of 59 people (full list below).
- Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)
- Frankie Amaya (New York Red Bull)
- Julian Araujo (Los Angeles Galaxy)
- Corey Baird (LAFC)
- Corbasette (Colorado Rapids)
- Johnny Cardoso (International/Brazil)
- Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur/England)
- Justin Che (FC Dallas)
- Carden Clark (New York Red Bull)
- Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquake)
- Hasani Dothan (Minnesota United)
- Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bull)
- Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers)
- Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas)
- Leon Flach (Philadelphia League)
- Chase Gasper (Minnesota United)
- Jonathan Gomez (Louisville Football Club)
- Julian Green (Gruether Furth / Germany)
- Bill Hamid (DC United)
- Aaron Herrera (Royal Salt Lake City)
- Henry Kessler (New England Revolution)
- Tim Melia (Kansas City Athletics)
- Djordje Mikhailovich (CF Montreal)
- Chris Muller (Orlando City)
- Moses Nieman (DC United)
- Eric Palmer-Brown (Manchester City/England)
- Kevin Paredes (DC United)
- Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas)
- Andres Perea (Orlando City)
- Paxton Pomicar (FC Dallas)
- Robbie Robinson (Miami International)
- Rubio Rubin (Royal Salt Lake City)
- Memo Rodriguez (Houston Dynamo)
- Tanner Teisman (FC Dallas)
- Mason Toy (CF Montreal)
- Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids)