Several young faces will join the U.S. Men’s National Team for two of the biggest games of the qualifying cycle.
Cameron Carter-Vickers has been called up to the USMNT for the first time, joining fellow youngsters Julian Green, Christian Pulisic and Lynden Gooch on the squad. A majority of the USMNT regulars will also be a part of the group, headlined by Jozy Altidore, Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley and John Brooks.
Geoff Cameron headlines the notable absences as the Stoke City defender misses out due to a leg injury. Chris Wondolowski and Kyle Beckerman also miss out due to injury issues.
In total, 26 players join the U.S. for camp in Columbus, although only 23 are permitted to dress for each match. Of the 26, 20 players have World Cup qualifying experience, with just Carter-Vickers, Gooch, Green, Brooks, Ethan Horvath and William Yarbrough in search of their first WCQ appearance.
The U.S. faces Mexico on Nov. 11 before visiting Costa Rica on Nov. 15.
Here’s a closer look at the USMNT roster:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Ethan Horvath (Molde), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)