US national team names 23-player Gold Cup roster
Gregg Berhalter presented the final list for the CONCACAF Gold Cup that starts on June 15, with Christian Pulisic the star name for the defending champions.
The US men's national team head coach, Gregg Berhalter, has submitted the definitive 23-man roster that will compete in the Gold Cup, after surprise defeat in the defending champions’ penultimate warm-up game against Jamaica.
The list features 15 MLS players, but none from Los Angeles Galaxy with Sebastián Lletget due to miss the summer tournament through injury; however, Walker Zimmerman and John Lewis did make the cut after their performances in the 1-0 defeat against the Reggae Boyz in Washington.
Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, Matt Miazga, Tim Ream, Duane Holmes, Weston McKennie and Tyler Boyd are the European-based players called up as the USMNT start their quest to land the biggest prize in North American international soccer, while Omar González, who will join Toronto FC when the MLS’ second transfer window reopens in July, is the lone representative from the Liga MX.
The US men's national team will face Venezuela on Sunday in their final pre-Gold Cup meeting before making their tournament debut on June 18 against Guyana.