It will be the United States national team’s third match in the month, with a squad mostly based on MLS.
headline the U.S. men's national team roster in an MLS-based squad with an average age of 22 years and 201 days old.
USMNT will face El Salvador on December 9
, David Beckham’s Inter Miami’s stadium.
USMNT’s last two matches were a 0-0 draw with wales and a 6-2 victory against Panama with an almost completely European-based squad.
is the only player from that roster, to join up with the team for the upcoming match against
, as the game will be held outside of a FIFA international window, with
CJ Dos Santos
, the only player to join the squad from Europe.
“Since returning to the field, the focus has been on continuing to build on our foundation and preparing the team for important competitions in 2021,”
. “We have utilized these opportunities to work with our core group while evaluating young talent in an effort to strengthen our overall player pool.”
fifteen players in Berhalter’s squad are eligible to participate in the 2021 Summer Olympics, with nine aged under 20. It’s also the first call-up for these nine players.
Fellow newcomers include Orlando City attackers Daryl Dike and Chris Mueller, Toronto FC striker Ayo Akinola, FC Cincinnati midfielder Frankie Amaya, Colorado Rapids midfielder Cole Bassett, Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa and defenders Julian Araujo, Kyle Duncan and Marco Farfan of the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and Portland Timbers, respectively.
USMNT’s squad for the El Salvador Game:
: CJ Dos Santos (Benfica), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake)
: Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Frankie Amaya (FC Cincinnati), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy)
: Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC), Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC)