USMNT releases January 2022 camp roster ahead of World Cup qualifying dates

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The USMNT volition commence its yearly January campy from Jan. 7-21, allowing domestic-based players the accidental to support acceptable done the offseason and impressment caput manager Gregg Berhalter to gain a spot successful the World Cup qualifying squad aboriginal successful the month.

Berhalter called successful 19 players, each from Major League Soccer clubs, for the two-week campy successful Phoenix, Arizona. The players scope successful planetary experience from uncapped to grizzled veterans, and each volition person the accidental to support fitness, impressment the coaching staff, and beryllium considered for a call-up ahead of the adjacent circular of CONCACAF qualifying matches.

“Our absorption for the adjacent 2 weeks is to hole the domestic-based players to beryllium included successful the World Cup qualifying grooming camp,” Berhalter said successful the authoritative U.S. Soccer release. “This upcoming model presents an accidental to determination person to our eventual extremity of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup successful Qatar.”

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USMNT roster for January 2022 camp

Goalkeepers (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

Defenders (6): George Bello (Atlanta United), DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

Midfielders (6): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montreal), Sebastian Lletget (New England Revolution), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)

Forwards (4): Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)

USMNT qualifying schedule

The USA's adjacent slate of World Cup qualifying tests volition diagnostic 2 massive home games: against El Salvador successful Columbus (Jan. 27) and against Honduras successful St. Paul, Minn. (Feb. 2). Sandwiched betwixt those cardinal contests is simply a showdown against rising powerfulness and qualifying person Canada (Jan. 30).

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The U.S. sits 2nd successful the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table, a constituent down Canada and 1 constituent supra Mexico and Panama.

There are six matches remaining successful the qualifying cycle, with the apical 3 teams automatically earning tickets to the World Cup successful Qatar, and the fourth-placed squad clinching a berth to an intercontinental playoff against the victor of the Oceania region.

USA roster highlights

With Major League Soccer presently successful its offseason, a total of 19 players were brought successful to camp, each hailing from MLS.

The most-capped subordinate successful the tract is Columbus Crew guardant Gyasi Zardes who holds 66 nationalist squad appearances, portion Colorado Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta with 45 and D.C. United winger Paul Arriola with 42 caps are besides portion of the enactment group.

Established starting defender Miles Robinson was included to support his fitness, portion Jordan Morris looks to proceed his quest to scope highest for aft returning from an ACL tear.

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Players yet to gain a elder squad quality who person a accidental to impressment are Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina and New England Revolution defender DeJuan Jones.

☀️ 19 players are headed to Phoenix for January Preparation Camp 🌵

— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) January 6, 2022
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