Berhalter names the 25-man list ahead of USA and Trinidad and Tobago on January 31 in Orlando

CHICAGO (January 24, 2021) – USMNT coach Greg Berhalter has selected a roster of 25 players ahead of USA-Trinidad and Tobago on January 31 in Orlando. [TICKETS]. Coverage begins at Exploria Stadium for the USA’s First Match of 2021 at 7 PM EST on FS1, UniMás and TUDN.


The group was picked from a preliminary list of 12 senior team players and 26 U-23 MNT players who began training January 9 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and the team traveled to Orlando on Sunday afternoon.


LAFC defender Tristan Blackmon suffered a concussion during training on Saturday and will return to Los Angeles today.


At the start of a crucial year for the US men’s national team that includes the CONCACAF Nations League final, the Gold Cup and the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the tilt was against Soka Warriors It gives players a chance to compete in their claim to locations.


“The hard work and determination demonstrated by the entire group confirms that the pool of players is heading in the right direction,” said Berhalter. “As we move to Orlando, we change the pace and focus on the competition as we prepare to face Trinidad and Tobago.”

A total of 15 MLS teams are represented, with its hometown Orlando City contributing four players to the league. Sixteen players are eligible for the CONCACAF Qualifiers for the 2021 Olympic Games to be played from March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

USMNT is ranked in detail by location (club, matches / goals):

Goalkeepers (3): Matt Frieze (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), GT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)

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Advocates (9): Julian Araujo (Los Angeles Galaxy; 1/0), George Bello (Atlanta United; 0/0), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Aaron Long ( New York Red Bulls 18/3) Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire 0/0) Miles Robinson (Atlanta United 2/0) Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids 2/0) Walker Zimmerman (Nashville) SC; 13/2)

Midfield (7): Klin Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 24/2), Sebastian Leggett (Los Angeles Galaxy; 17/4), Benji Michel (Orlando City; 0/0), Andres Beria (Orlando City; 0/0), Christian Roldan (Seattle) Sounders FC; 19/0), Tanner Tisman (FC Dallas; 0/0), Jackson Yoel (San Jose Earthquakes; 8/0)

Attackers (6): Josie Altidore (Toronto FC / Canada; 115/42), Paul Areola (DC United; 34/6), Daryl Dyke (Orlando City; 0/0), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas; 1/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids 6/0), Chris Muller (Orlando City; 1/2)


USMNT Listings Notes

  • As of January 31, the average age of the list will be 23 years, 302 days

  • The list also averages 10 hats

  • A total of 15 Major League Soccer clubs are represented, and Sunday’s match hosts Orlando City lead the way with four selections: Daryl Dyke, Benny Michael, Chris Muller and Andres Beria.

  • Representing MLS Club: Orlando City (4), Colorado Rapids (3), Atlanta United FC, FC Dallas, Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, San Jose Earthquakes (2 each), Chicago Fire FC, DC United , Nashville SC, New England Revolution, Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC, Toronto FC (1 each)

  • Sixteen players are eligible for the CONCACAF Qualifiers for the 2021 Olympic Games to be played from March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Striker Josie Altidore (115 caps) is the biggest player, followed by Paul Areola (34), Klein Acosta (24), Christian Roldan (19), Aaron Long (18) and Sebastian Lighthgate (17).

  • Twenty players hold 10 caps or less, while 10 will seek international debuts: George Bello, Daryl Dyck, Matt Frieze, Aaron Herrera, GT Marcinkowski, Benji Michel, Andres Beria, Mauricio Pineda, Tanner Tesman, Matt Turner.

  • Six players made their USMNT debut during a friendly match in January: Klein Acosta (January 31, 2016 against Iceland), Jesus Ferreira (February 1, 2020 against Costa Rica), Jonathan Lewis (January 29, 2019 against Panama)), Sebastian Litgate (29 January 2017 against Serbia), Sam Vines (February 1, 2020 vs Costa Rica), and Walker Zimmerman (February 3, 2017 against Jamaica).

  • A total of 10 players participated in USMNT’s 6-0 victory over El Salvador last month: Julian Araujo, Paul Areola, Sebastian Littgate, Aaron Long, Chris Muller, Sam Vines, and Jackson Yoel started the match, while Kylian Acosta and Kyle started the match. Duncan Walker Zimmerman entered as alternatives.

  • Mueller made his debut in the El Salvador match, becoming the sixth player to score two goals in his USMNT debut. Mueller also provided an assist in the 6–0 victory.

  • Areola opened the scoring against El Salvador with his sixth international goal, while Litgate scored for the fourth time and his second game in a row in USM Capital.

  • Lletget was also the only USMNT player to appear in all four matches in 2020.

  • Despite participating in some of the January camps last year, Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Christian Roldan will be seeking to make his debut since the 4-0 win over Cuba in the CONCACAF Nations League group stage match on 19 November 2019.

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