The US national team squad has been officially set for the 2022 World Cup.
The 26-man roster traveling to Qatar later this month was announced from a live event in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday. The Americans will be looking forward to returning to the tournament after missing out on the tournament entirely in 2018.
Here’s a look at the list:
Goalkeepers: Evan Horvath, Shawn Johnson, Matt Turner
Defenders: Cameron Carter Vickers, Sergino Dest, Aaron Long, Chuck Moore, Tim Ream, Anthony Robinson, Joe Scully, Deandre Yadlin, Walker Zimmerman
Midfielders: Brendan Aaronson, Colleen Acosta, Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre, Weston McKinney, Younes Moussa, Christian Roldan
Forwards: Jesus Ferreira, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reina, Josh Sargent, Tim Weah, Hadji Wright
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Led by 24-year-old Pulisic, the promising core of this team has a lot of talent, but little experience – there are only a few players left from the men’s national team of 2018, which completely failed to qualify, and only Yedlin played in the world. Glass.
The American men didn’t go into their best either, after two frustrating friendlies – a 2-0 loss against Japan and a 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia – in September. Combined with injuries and the embarrassing timing of the tournament – it happens in the middle of the European season to avoid the hot summer in Qatar – has left the team in full swing.
The USMNT, who are in Group B along with England, Iran and Wales, will start their tournament on November 21 against the Wales team led by Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.
While it will be the first time the United States meet Wales at the World Cup, the Americans will go on to face England, against whom they scored an unforgettable draw at the 2010 World Cup, on November 25. Four days later, they will face the England national team. He faced Iran, the team that upset the United States 2-1, in the group stage of the tournament in 1998.
Speaking onstage from the event in Brooklyn, Yedlin said, “This is definitely a little revenge tour, if you want to call it that.”