2 Bakers Dozen for Berhalter

By Sean McCaffery, March 17, 2021

The camp to be held in Austria for he USMNT in advance of Northern Ireland and Jamaica will begin Mach 20, this is the 2nd camp, on the first international date from FIFA.

The yea, like the team holds much promise as they get ready for the Concacaf Nations League Final 4 in June, next month the Gold Cup, then begins qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup March 25 are dem Reggae Boyz in Wiener Neustadt at Stadion Wiener Neustadt, Austria. This game is a rematch of the 2019 Gold Cup semis and will be contested at 1 p.m. ET, shown on ESPN2, UniMas & TDN.

A trio of days on it is Northern Ireland, for the first time in more than 70 years. Belfast will be the city  and The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park the venue, kickoff at noon shown on FOX, UniMas & TUDN.

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A true indicator of the difference Behalter has made is that despite the many players he inherited, the average player has but 11 caps and 14 have 8 o less.

As of today, the games are to be played before empty stadiums. This camp will of course fully abide by the protocols established by the US Soccer Return to Play and Guidelines of UEFA's similarly named program and that of FIFA and the Irish Foottball Assoc. for the Belfast game , given they are not in Ireland I do wonder how they are able to use that name? The teams have a waiver of quarantine as do pro sports.

With quarantine restrictions being what they are, a number of players return to their club teams following the first game.

The Roster:

GK: Horvath, Odunze, Steffen

DEF: Brooks, Cannon, Dest, Long, Miazga, Palmer-Brown, Ream, Reynolds, Richards, Robinson

Mid: Aaronson, Acosta, Adams, Torre, Lletget, Musah, Otaswie

FWD: Dike, Gioacchini, Pulisic, Reyna, Sargent, Weah

Great to see no less than 4 players who are 2nd generation soccer players one at least 3.

The USSDA is still having it's impact felt, the 13 year effort will be impacting for well over a decade more into the future. 15 players are products of that system at some point in their development, a trio out of RBNY, only one out of NYC, Weah who also played for the historic BW Gottschee, interesting MLS tends to overlook the Queens power house of decades.