25 players called up for USMNT November qualifiers

US Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter called up 25 players for the November round of World Cup qualifiers. The USMNT will take on Mexico at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium on November 12 before traveling to Jamaica on November 16.

DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB/COUNTRY; CAPS/GOALS):

GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 24/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 12/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 22/1), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 8/0), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim/GER; 4/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 17/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 14/3), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 0/0), Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp/BEL; 8/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR; 69/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 20/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 42/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 20/1), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; 7/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 33/8), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 27/7), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 9/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 29/0)

FORWARDS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 13/5), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 41/8), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 2/2), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; 4/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 40/16), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 16/1)

Berhalter’s squad includes 10 MLS based players, with three of the six forwards playing domestically. FC Dallas’s Jesús Ferreira and Ricardo Pepi are the only strikers on the roster, which is a surprise given Daryl Dike’s form and the resurgence of Jozy Altidore for Toronto FC.

Christian Pulisic returns to the squad after missing almost two months with injury, making just a single appearance for Chelsea since going off injured against Honduras on September 8. Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman has again been called up, while Wolfsburg’s John Brooks, a regular starter in defense, left out.

Sergiño Dest and Giovanni Reyna both miss out with injury, but 18-year-old Joe Scally gets his first international callup after starting the season in strong form for Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Players will report to training camp in Cincinnati beginning this Sunday.

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