USMNT announces 26-man World Cup roster

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Men’s National Team announced their 26-man roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday. Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman was an expected inclusion, while fellow Coyote Shaq Moore was a surprise selection.

Shockingly, Zack Steffen and Ricardo Pepi weren’t called up, with Haji Wright a stunning choice up top. The 24-year-old Antalyaspor striker has scored nine goals in 12 matches in the Turkish top flight, but his last appearance for the USMNT came in June 2022 in the Concacaf Nations League.

USMNT WORLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB/COUNTRY; CAPS/GOALS; HOMETOWN)

GOALKEEPERS (3):

  • Ethan Horvath (Luton Town/ENG; 8/0; Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
  • Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 10/0; Lilburn, Ga.)
  • Matt Turner (Arsenal/ENG; 20/0; Park Ridge, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (9):

  • Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; 11/0; Southend-on-Sea, England)
  • Sergiño Dest (AC Milan/ITA; 19/2; Almere, Netherlands)
  • Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 29/3; Oak Hills, Calif.)
  • Shaq Moore (Nashville SC; 15/1; Powder Springs, Ga.)
  • Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 46/1; St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 29/2; Liverpool, England)
  • Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 3/0; Lake Grove, N.Y.)
  • DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami CF; 75/0; Seattle, Wash.)
  • Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 33/3; Lawrenceville, Ga.)

MIDFIELDERS (7):

  • Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United/ENG; 24/6; Medford, N.J.)
  • Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 53/2; Plano, Texas)
  • Tyler Adams (Leeds United/ENG; 32/1; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.)
  • Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 12/0; San Diego, Calif.)
  • Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 37/9; Little Elm, Texas)
  • Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 19/0; London, England)
  • Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 32/0; Pico Rivera, Calif.)

FORWARDS (7):

  • Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 15/7; McKinney, Texas)
  • Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 49/11; Mercer Island, Wash.)
  • Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 52/21; Hershey, Pa.)
  • Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 14/4; Bedford, N.Y.)
  • Josh Sargent (Norwich City/ENG; 20/5; O’Fallon, Mo.)
  • Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 25/3; Rosedale, N.Y.)
  • Haji Wright (Antalyaspor/TUR; 3/1; Los Angeles, Calif.)

The USMNT open their World Cup campaign against Wales on November 21. We’ll have more reaction to the roster and extensive previews before the tournament kicks off.

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.

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