USMNT announces roster for Nashville training camp

United States Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter announced his 23-player roster for the upcoming October camp. The USMNT will train in Nashville, Tennessee, before playing friendlies against Germany on October 14 in East Hartford, Connecticut, and Ghana on October 17 in Nashville.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 9/0), Matt Turner (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 33/0)

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DEFENDERS (8): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; 12/0), Sergi├▒o Dest (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 28/2), DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution; 7/0), Kristoffer Lund (Palermo/ITA; 2/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 52/1), Chris Richards (Crystal Palace/ENG; 12/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 26/3), Joe Scally (Borussia M├Ânchengladbach/GER; 6/0)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; 7/0), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 17/0), Lennard Maloney (Heidenheim/GER; 0/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 46/11), Yunus Musah (AC Milan/ITA; 29/0), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 20/4), Malik Tillman (PSV Eindhoven/NED;64/0)

FORWARDS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Union Berlin/GER; 34/8), Folarin Balogun (Monaco/FRA; 4/2), Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/GER; 1/0), Ricardo Pepi (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 18/9), Christian Pulisic (AC Milan/ITA; 62/26), Tim Weah (Juventus/ITA; 33/5)

Gio Reyna makes his return to the USMNT for the first time since the World Cup and the public falling out with Gregg Berhalter that ensued, with Berhalter just rehired this summer.

Dual national Lennard Maloney could get his first cap. The 23-year-old has made six appearances for Heidenheim after their promotion to the Bundesliga this season. He’s previously represented both the U.S. and Germany at the youth levels.

Notably, Walker Zimmerman and Antonee Robinson were both left off the roster. Zimmerman has been working back to fitness after injury issues kept him off the September roster, and Nashville’s league form likely hasn’t helped his case. Robinson is more of a mystery, having played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Monday.

Players will report to Nashville beginning on October 8, where they’ll hold camp until leaving for Hartford on the 12th. They’ll close the window with a friendly against Ghana at Geodis Park on October 17th. It’s the first time Nashville SC’s stadium has hosted the men’s national team. It had previously hosted the USWNT in February for their 1-0 SheBelieves Cup win over Japan.

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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