Jeremy Hall headlines Puerto Rico squad to face USMNT

Jeremy Hall headlines Puerto Rico squad to face USMNT

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Jeremy Hall headlines Puerto Rico squad to face USMNT


Jeremy Hall

The U.S. Men’s National Team will face an unfamiliar opponent in the team’s first of three Copa America tune-up matches on Sunday against Puerto Rico.

Head coach Jack Stefanowski released his 21-man roster on Tuesday, which includes Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Jeremy Hall and San Antonio FC’s Manolo Sanchez.

Puerto Rico’s roster is primarily composed of players based out of their native country, with club sides Bayamon FC and Puerto Rico FC well represented within the squad. Alexis Rivera, Michael Fernandez and Samuel Soto have each been called up from Bayamon’s team.

The squad also features six collegiate players, including Florida International University duo Luis Bentacur and Darren Rios. Additionally, goalkeeper Matthew Sanchez is the highest-capped shot-stopper for El Huracan Azul.

Puerto Rico will meet the USMNT at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon, with the match kicking off at 12 p.m. ET.

Here’s the full Puerto Rico roster:

Goalkeepers (3): Matthew Sanchez (Loyola Greyhounds), Jose Arroyo (Penn State Abington), Bryant Velázquez (Western Nebraska Community College)

Defenders (4): Emmanuel D’Andrea (Sevilla C), Juan Velez (Criollos de Caguas FC), Elliot Velez (Criollos de Caguas FC), Alexis Rivera (Bayamon FC)

Midfielders (10): Jeremy Hall (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Manolo Sanchez (San Antonio FC), Juan Coca (Kultsu FC), Michael Fernandez (Bayamon FC), Samuel Soto (Bayamon FC), Marcos Martinez (Club Atletico Fajardo), Darren Rios (Florida International Panthers), David Caban (Unattached), Christopher Clark (Albany Great Danes), Christian Abreu (Guayanilla Pumas)

Forwards (4): Joseph Marrero (Puerto Rico FC), Jorge Rivera (Puerto Rico FC), Olvin Ortiz (Club Atletico Fajardo), Luiz Betancur (Florida International Panthers)

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