With the entire player pool at his disposal for the first time since being appointed US men's national team head coach, Gregg Berhalter has named an MLS-heavy squad ahead of March friendlies against Ecuador and Chile.
With the 2019 Gold Cup on the horizon in June, Berhalter named 14 players to his latest squad from the January camp, including Michael Bradley, Paul Arriola and Corey Baird.
“We thought it was important to tie some of the themes of last camp into this next camp and to have some consistency in the personnel made a lot of sense," Berhalter said in a statement. "Again, we still think we’re able to evaluate a new group of players, and we think that is going to be valuable as we move into the Gold Cup.”
Joining the holdovers from January include USMNT's Bundesliga contingent, as Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and John Brooks will work with Berhalter for the first time.
“Our goal is to keep making progress," Berhalter said. "Building on the themes of last camp, building on the style of play of last camp, but also now evaluating a new group of players. We made progress in the first camp and it’s now asking if we can take it to another level. When we are done with this camp, it’s important that we have a good idea of our strongest group of players heading into the Gold Cup.”
Omar Gonzalez and Tim Ream will make their first USMNT camp appearances since 2017 while Jordan Morris returns to the national team after being injured for the better part of a year and a half.
USMNT 2019 March camp roster
|GK||Ethan Horvath||Club Brugge|
|GK||Zack Steffen||Columbus Crew SC|
|D||Nick Lima||San Jose Earthquakes|
|D||Aaron Long||NY Red Bulls|
|D||Daniel Lovitz||Montreal Impact|
|D||DeAndre Yedlin||Newcastle United|
|M||Tyler Adams||RB Leipzig|
|M||Michael Bradley||Toronto FC|
|M||Sebastian Lletget||LA Galaxy|
|M||Christian Pulisic||Borussia Dortmund|
|M||Cristian Roldan||Seattle Sounders|
|M||Wil Trapp||Columbus Crew SC|
|F||Paul Arriola||D.C. United|
|F||Corey Baird||Real Salt Lake|
|F||Jordan Morris||Seattle Sounders|
|F||Gyasi Zardes||Columbus Crew SC|