U.S. Men's National Team

Leon coach says Yarbrough will be on USMNT squad for Hex

Photo by Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports

Photo by Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. Men’s National Team could face Mexico on Nov. 11 with at least one Mexican-based player on its roster.

Leon coach Javier Torrente revealed to ESPN Deportes that William Yarbrough will be called up to the USMNT squad for the Hexagonal phase of World Cup qualifying.

Yarbrough was on the most recent roster as the U.S. played Cuba and New Zealand in friendlies this past October. The Leon goalkeeper started against the latter before he was replaced by David Bingham at halftime.

The 27-year-old has earned three caps with the USMNT, but he has not played in a competitive match.

  • Gary Page

    Based on the last friendlies, I thought Horvath looked the best in the fight for #3 GK. Yarbrough does have the advantage of being familiar with the Mexican style and must be acquainted with a number of their players, though.


    • johnnyrazor

      Over half of Mexico’s team for Copa (there will be some changes) play in Liga Mx, having Yarbrough in team meetings would be helpful especially since the third guy isn’t going to play over Guzan or Howard anyway.


  • AMPhibian

    JK said himself last month that Yarbrough was his 4th choice keeper, ahead of Bingham, Rimando, Hamid, and Johnson, in that order. I don’t watch him enough to know how much better he is than those guys.


  • az18

    Klinsman has always seemed to like a more experienced 3rd keeper as a locker room presence. Perhaps thats why he would bring Yarbrough over Horvath even if he thought Horvath was more talented


  • Lost in Space

    I thought Yarbrough had the roughest outing of the 3 younger keepers during the last set of friendlies. He may not have been scored on, but his tendency to bobble the ball is not what I’d want in a keeper. IMO the upcoming January camp is likely going to settle who the 3rd keeper will be…..Horvath, Bingham, Hamid are all likely to be there.


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