Efrain Alvarez,Brooks Lennon, George Bello, and Miles Robinson have been unable to join the US U-23 national team for the Olympic qualifiers training campaign.
has been considered eligible to feature for both US and Mexico preliminary teams in the CONCACAF's Olympic qualifiers. However, the 18-year-old has not made any decision for now.
, US U-23 head coach, expressed his full support of Alvarez and said that whatever decision the American-Mexican makes.
"He's decided to not make that decision yet. He's decided that he wasn't ready to commit to one team or another, which puts us in a very hopeful position.
"We would like him to be a part of the U.S. men's national team program, but ultimately we understand that this is a very personal decision. We want to respect that."
Three of Kreis's players are currently featuring forAtlanta United
, which has decided not to release players, which makes Kreis keep on training withoutBrooks Lennon
, andMiles Robinson
"There are two to three players I would say would have been very, very big contributors for us in this camp. We've been working for the past couple of weeks on trying to come to a solution that would be beneficial for both parties.
"Unfortunate situation for us, an unfortunate situation for the players but ultimately, as a former MLS coach, I think we have to respect the decision."
Few other players playing in European clubs have not been allowed to join the training camp, to which Kreis answers:
"Obviously, we got a lot of noes back when we got some yeses and we understand that different players have different moments it depends on whether or not they're being used a lot for their first teams or not.
"These are guys that have been in multiple full-team camps and are guys that are familiar with how to play so we feel very fortunate to get guys like that into this window, for sure."