Christian Pulisic is back for the U.S. men’s national team, and Joe Scally is set to take part in his first camp, but the squad called in for November’s World Cup qualifying will be missing some familiar names, including Sergiño Dest.
Pulisic, Scally and Jesus Ferreira are among the 25 players called in for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Jamaica.
The biggest surprises among the players not included in the squad are Dest, who is dealing with a back injury that kept him out of Barcelona’s most recent UEFA Champions League match, and John Brooks, who was excluded, but apparently not due to an injury.
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter has called in a younger squad than the one he had in October, with Jesus Ferreira getting the nod as a striker ahead of more traditional strikers Josh Sargent, Daryl Dike and Jordan Pefok.
Youth is also served at centerback, where Brooks and Tim Ream were left out while Chris Richards and Mark McKenzie return, joined by Miles Robinson and Walker Zimmerman.
Here is the roster, which will gather in Cincinnati on Monday ahead of the November 12 World Cup qualifier against Mexico:
USMNT November World Cup Qualifying roster
GOALKEEPERS: Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 24/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 12/0)
DEFENDERS: Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 22/1), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 8/0), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim/GER; 4/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 17/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 14/3), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 0/0), Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp/BEL; 8/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR; 69/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 20/2)
MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 42/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 20/1), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; 7/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 33/8), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 27/7), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 9/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 29/0)
FORWARDS: Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 13/5), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 41/8), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 2/2), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; 4/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 40/16), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 16/1)
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