NORTH AMERICA

US coach Berhalter hoping to make progress with his second major call ups


Head coach of the US Men’s national team Gregg Berhalter says he is hoping to make progress with the national as he named a 24-man squad ahead of friendlies against Ecuador and Chile this month.

Berhalter who has the entire player pool at his disposal for the first time since taking over as the head coach invited a mixture of foreign-based, local, young and old players in his rebuilding exercise.

“Our goal is to keep making progress. Building on the themes of last camp, building on the style of play of last camp, but also now evaluating a new group of players.

“We made progress in the first camp and it's now asking if we can take it to another level. When we are done with this camp, it's important that we have a good idea of our strongest group of players heading into the Gold Cup”, Berhalter noted.

The 24-man roster is the second put together by the manager since taking over the team back in December. But whereas his first camp in January was comprised entirely of domestic players, this get-together sees nine performers playing abroad while the remainder are with MLS clubs. Of the 15 MLS players that were invited, 14 took part in the January camp.

Below is the full squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, BEL), Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC)

DEFENDERS: John Brooks (Wolfsburg, GER), Omar Gonzalez (Atlas, MEX), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact, CAN), Matt Miazga (Reading, ENG), Tim Ream (Fulham, ENG), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United, ENG)

MIDFIELDERS: Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig, GER), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC, CAN), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke, GER), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund, GER), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)

FORWARDS (6): Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Christian Ramirez (LAFC), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC)
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