USMNT announces 24-player roster for January camp

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USMNT announces 24-player roster for January camp.
USMNT announces 24-player roster for January camp. / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages
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The U.S. men’s national team has named the 24-player roster for the upcoming January training camp, with 13 figures seeking their first full international cap. 

The training camp will kick off on January 21, before the USMNT faces Serbia on January 25 at Banc of California Stadium and Colombia on January 28 at Dignity Health Sports Park. 

As previously announced, assistant coach Anthony Hudson is set to lead the camp as fellow World Cup assistant B.J. Callaghan and Under-20 Men’s Youth National Team head coach Mikey Varas serve as assistant coaches.

“We are thrilled with the group of players we’ve been able to put together for this camp. The annual January Camp gives us a chance to look at some real high potential young players as well as some dual nationals we have been following,”  Hudson said. 

“The focus has been on identifying positions within our team that need more depth. We are also leaning on some of our veteran players for their experience on the field as well as to socialize the younger players into the incredible culture we have built within the squad. We know from history that many players who get their first national team opportunity in this window go on to make a World Cup roster, so we want them to make the most of it.”

Notable dual-nationality figures on the roster include FC Cincinnati’s Brandon Vazquez and Club America’s Alejandro Zendejas. The Liga MX player recently made headlines for representing the Mexican national team before completing FIFA’s one time switch.  

The January camp is not during an official FIFA sanctioned window, giving teams the opportunity to not loan a certain player. 

Here’s the complete roster…


GOALKEEPERS (3):

  •  Roman Celentano (FC Cincinnati)
  •  Sean Johnson (Unattached)
  • Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG)

DEFENDERS (8): 

  • Jonathan Gómez (Real Sociedad/ESP)
  • Julian Gressel (Vancouver Whitecaps/CAN)
  • DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution)
  •  Aaron Long (LAFC) Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy)
  • Sam Rogers (Rosenborg/NOR)
  • John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls)
  • Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): 

  • Paxten Aaronson (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER)
  • Kellyn Acosta (LAFC)
  • Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew)
  • Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas)
  • Alan Soñora (Unattached)
  • Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers)

FORWARDS (7): 

  • Paul Arriola (FC Dallas)
  • Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes)
  • Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas)
  • Matthew Hoppe (Middlesbrough/ENG)
  • Emmanuel Sabbi (Odense/DEN)
  • Brandon Vazquez (FC Cincinnati)
  • Alejandro Zendejas (Club America/MEX)

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