Nashville SC and reigning MLS Defender of the Year Walker Zimmerman has been called up to the US Men’s National Team for the January camp. 19 players will train in Phoenix, Arizona from January 7-21, competing for spots in the World Cup qualifying window at the end of the month.
Roster (Club/Country; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 13/0)
DEFENDERS (6): George Bello (Atlanta United; 6/0), DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution; 0/0), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United; 1/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 21/3), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 15/3), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 23/2)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 45/2), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; 1/1), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montrêal; 6/1), Sebastian Lletget (New England Revolution; 33/8), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 30/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 16/0)
FORWARDS (4): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 42/8), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 5/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 40/10), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew; 66/14)
All nineteen players are based in Major League Soccer, as has traditionally been the case for January camps in the past. This is the first call-up for New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long in over a year after rupturing his Achilles tendon in May 2021.
The USMNT will kick off their World Cup qualifying window on January 27 against El Salvador, followed by an away match against Canada and a home match against Honduras. Walker Zimmerman has started and played the full 90 for the USMNT’s last three matches, and made a total of 10 appearances in 2021.