USMNT

Gregg Berhalter names MLS-heavy USMNT roster for Bosnia & Herzegovina match

Jamie Spencer
Gregg Berhalter has mostly named domestic players because top stars at European clubs are unavailable
Gregg Berhalter has mostly named domestic players because top stars at European clubs are unavailable / John Dorton/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter has named a 26-man roster of predominantly MLS-based players for a training camp ahead of an international match against Bosnia & Herzegovina later this month.

There are a number of uncapped players in the group, including Cole Bassett, Caden Clark, Justin Che, Brooks Lennon and John Pulskamp, which will allow Berhalter to look at some new talents ahead of vital World Cup qualifiers next year.

Jordan Morris is back after recovering from an ACL injury, while uncapped 17-year-old goalkeeping sensation Gabriel Slonina has also been included despite being eligible for Poland and still unclear on his long-term international future.

It will imminently be the off-season in North America, with only the latter stages of the MLS Cup still to play, but established European-based players like Christian Pulisic, Zach Steffen, Sergino Dest, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Tyler Adams and others are unavailable this month.

“It’s been a great year for the group and our objective is to finish the year with a strong performance against Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Berhalter said, via U.S. Soccer.

“As we look towards 2022, this camp gives us the opportunity to see some new faces and allows our core domestic players to maintain their fitness levels.”

Gabriel Slonina
Gabriel Slonina is one of the new faces in the squad / Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Goalkeepers: John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

Defenders: George Bello (Atlanta United), Justin Che (FC Dallas), Jonathan Gomez (Louisville City), Kobi Henry (Orange County SC), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Kevin Paredes (D.C. United), Bryan Reynolds (Roma), Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)

Forwards: Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II), Caden Clark (New York Red Bulls), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)

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