Berhaler Orders up 2 Dozen to Wales

By Sean McCaffery, November 3, 2020

Yes, the USMNT will play, no it will not have any MLS/USA based players, travel restrictions and playoffs, all players are pros, most in Europe, no it does not mean Jozy, Bradley etc. are now out of consideration. These are questions sure to come up. Is this roster the shape of things to come, I do hope so, young, proven already on the biggest of stages in club soccer, training day in day out with the same, top level players of Europe. To me the #1 reason for the abject failure to make the last World Cup was the calling back of the players to the states, the level of play, training, facilities pale in comparison. This will not be a final roster for anything other than this camp and I hope a pair of games,  Wales & Panama are set, the first is a good test the 2nd should be a victory. Wales will play at Swansea on the 12th and on the 16th Panama in Austria both at 2:45 p.m. ET on FS1, you may also follow on Twitter & Instagram @USMNT, Facebook & the US Soccer app. Yes, they are young, average age 21 years 300 days, many of my clothes are older. Fully 9 of them are with teams that qualified for the UEFA Championships League, tops in program history. 

"We are excited about getting this group back together. stated HC Gregg Berhalter, "We have a solid foundation, to continue or work together ahead of what is going to be a critical 12 months for our team." 

Of these 24, 10 have yet to be capped and 11 were capped before adulthood .Getting his first call to camp is a player of Bayern Munich the current UEFA Champions League title holders, defender Chris Richards.

Below by position are the players and their club teams:

GK: Horvath @ Club Brugge, Odunze @ Leicester City, Steffen @ Man City.

DEF: Brooks @ Wolfsburg, Cannon @ Boavista, Dest @ Barca, Miazga @ Anderlecht, Ream @ Fulham, Richards @ Bayern Munich, Robinson @ Fulhman

MID: Adams @ B Leipzig, Cardoso @ Internacional (Brazil), Ledezma @ PSV Eidenhoven, McKennie @ Juventus, Musah @ Valencia, Otaswie @ Wolverhampton

FWD: de la Fuente @ Barca, Gioacchini @ Caen, Pulisic @ Chelsea, Llanez @ Heerenveen, Reyna @ Boussia Dotmund, Sargent @ Weder Bremen, Soto @ Telstar, Weah @ Lile

How is the USYNT providing players to this, the next level: 13 were with the USA for a Youth World Cup, 6 reached the quarters at the 2019-FIFA U-20 World Cup. As for the academies in the states with the USSDA 14 f the 24 come through the that system.