24 players called up for USMNT January camp, Walker Zimmerman included

The U.S. Men’s National team called up 24 players to the January camp roster on Tuesday. With assistant coach Anthony Hudson leading the group in the wake of US Soccer’s investigation into Gregg Berhalter, the Yanks will begin training on January 21, with friendlies against Serbia on January 25 and Colombia on January 28 capping off the camp.

USMNT roster by position (club/country; caps/goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Roman Celentano (FC Cincinnati; 0/0), Sean Johnson (Unattached; 10/0), Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG; 0/0)

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DEFENDERS (8): Jonathan Gómez (Real Sociedad/ESP; 1/0), Julian Gressel (Vancouver Whitecaps/CAN; 0/0), DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution; 0/0), Aaron Long (LAFC; 29/3), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Sam Rogers (Rosenborg/NOR; 0/0), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 37/3)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Paxten Aaronson (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; 0/0), Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 55/2), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew; 0/0), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; 1/0), Alan Soñora (Unattached; 0/0), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers; 4/0)

FORWARDS (7): Paul Arriola (FC Dallas; 48/10), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; 1/0), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 16/7), Matthew Hoppe (Middlesbrough/ENG; 6/1), Emmanuel Sabbi (Odense/DEN; 0/0), Brandon Vázquez (FC Cincinnati; 0/0), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America/MEX; 0/0)

Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman returns after playing the most minute of any player on this current roster at the World Cup. He’s joined by World Cup veterans Sean Johnson, Aaron Long, Kellyn Acosta, and Jesús Ferreira.

FC Cincinnati striker Brandon Vázquez finally gets a call-up to the national team after a stellar 2022 MLS campaign, controversially never called up ahead of the World Cup, in which the US could have used a striker of his quality. Julian Gressel also leads the first-time inclusions, named to the roster just a couple months after receiving American citizenship.

Goalkeeper Roman Celentano, defenders Jalen Neal, Sam Rogers and John Tolkin, midfielders Paxten Aaronson, Aidan Morris and Alan Soñora, and forwards Emmanuel Sabbi and Alejandro Zendejas could all receive their first international caps in the January camp.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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