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USMNT and U.S. U-23s are going to train together

Wed 06 January 2021 | 7:21

The senior and Olympic-eligible team will train together from January 9-24 before a friendly match later this month.

Jozy Altidore, Jordan Morris, and Bryan Reynolds headlined a group of players for a combined camp featuring U.S. men’s national team and U.S. Under-23-eligible players.

USMNT

head coach

Gregg Berhalter

gathered a total of 12 players including Sebastian Lletget, Walker Zimmerman, Paul Arriola, and Tristan Blackmon, who is the lone player joining USMNT camp for the first time.

The USMNT are preparing for Gold Cup, Nations League, and World Cup qualifying and they are going to train alongside the Olympic-eligible team from January 9-24.

“This is an important year for our National Team programs, and we are looking to maximize every possible opportunity,” Berhalter said. “For the senior team players, this is an opportunity to continue to develop as a group and build on the foundation of a busy and challenging year. 

“Being alongside our U23 team gives that group a chance to prepare for Olympic qualifying while further integrating into our culture and game model.”

The

U23s

are gathering as a group under

Jason Kreis

for the first time since the suspension of the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship last spring and now are preparing for the tournament which is going to be kicked off in March.

“With Olympic qualifying approaching quickly, this training camp is a great opportunity to prepare ourselves and evaluate some new faces,” Kreis said.

“While 2020 was a very challenging year, it was impressive to see so many U23-eligible players make major strides on the field. Some of them have been involved with the senior team over the last few months and it’s exciting to now get our players and staff back together in camp alongside Gregg and his group as we prepare for a very important qualifying tournament.”

U.S. men's national team

GOALKEEPERS: Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

DEFENDERS: Tristan Blackmon (LAFC), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC)

U.S. U-23s

GOALKEEPERS: JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake), Brady Scott (Austin FC)

DEFENDERS: Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), George Bello (Atlanta United FC), Chris Gloster (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew SC), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids)

MIDFIELDERS: Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United FC), Bryang Kayo (Wolfsburg/GER), Andrés Perea (Orlando City SC), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)

FORWARDS: Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Benji Michel (Orlando City SC), Djordje Mihailovic (Montreal Impact/CAN)


source: SportMob
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