U.S. Gold Cup camp: Berhalter brings in 28 players to Annapolis

U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter called in 28 players for the final preparations for the Gold Cup.

The final camp roster doesn't include Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams, but they are expected to be named to the final 23-player Gold Cup roster that is due by midnight on Wednesday and will be submitted to Concacaf following the match against Jamaica.

The USA will play Jamaica on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and Venezuela four days later in Cincinnati. It opens group play at the Gold Cup on June 18 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

-- Only players from the 40-player provisional roster submitted to Concacaf are eligible for selection to the final roster. San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill was called into camp but can't play in the Gold Cup.

-- Ten players called into camp have yet to play for the USA since Berhalter took charge. That includes Jozy Altidore, who has not played since the 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago that knocked the USA out of the 2018 World Cup.

-- Nine of the 11 players who entered camp in the beginning of the week were retained. Marlon Fossey and Andrew Gutman departed.

-- Club Brugge keeper Ethan Horvath was not called up because of a finger injury.

-- All three Atlanta United players on the provisional roster -- Brad Guzan, Miles Robinson and Darlington Nagbe -- weren't called into Annapolis.

U.S. Gold Cup Camp Roster:
Goalkeepers (3):
29 Sean Johnson (NYCFC, 2)
26 Tyler Miller (LAFC, 0)
24 Zach Steffen (Columbus Crew, 2)
Not in camp:
34 Brad Guzan (Atlanta United, 0)
23 Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL, 1)

Right Backs (1):
24 Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes, 2)
Not in camp:
20 Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER, 1)
20 Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas, 0)
20 *Marlon Fossey (Fulham/ENG, 0)
Note: Adams is expected to be named to final Gold Cup roster.

Left Backs (3):
27 Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact, 3)
31 *Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG, 2)
21 *Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG, 0)
Not in Phase 2 camp:
27 Greg Garza (FC Cincinnati/ENG, 0)
22 *Andrew Gutman (Charlotte Independence/ENG, 0)

Center Backs (5):
21 *Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham/ENG, 0)
30 *Omar Gonzalez (Atlas/MEX, 1)
23 *Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG, 1)
26 Aaron Long (NY Red Bulls, 3)
26 Walker Zimmerman (LAFC, 2)
Not in Phase 2 camp:
22 Miles Robinson (Atlanta United, 0)

Midfielders (8):
31 Michael Bradley (Toronto FC, 3)
24 *Duane Holmes (Derby County/ENG, 0)
26 Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy, 4)
20 Weston McKennie (Schalke 04/GER, 1)
20 Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire, 2)
23 Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders, 4)
26 Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew, 4)
22 Jackson Yueill (invitee, San Jose Earthquakes, 0)
Not in Phase 2 camp:
28 Darlington Nagbe (Atlanta United, 0)
20 Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG, 2)
Note: Pulisic is expected to be named to final Gold Cup roster.

Wingers (5):
20 *Jonathan Amon (FC Nordsjaelland/DEN, 0)
24 Paul Arriola (DC United, 4)
24 Tyler Boyd (Vitoria Guimaraes/POR, 0)
26 *Joe Gyau (Duisburg/GER, 0)
24 Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders. 2)
Not in Phase 2 camp:
23 Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake, 3)
21 Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids, 4)

Forwards (3):
30 Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC, 0)
18 *Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER, 0)
27 Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew, 4)
Not in Phase 2 camp:
28 Christian Ramirez (LAFC, 2)
*In Annapolis phase 1 camp.
11 comments about "U.S. Gold Cup camp: Berhalter brings in 28 players to Annapolis".
  1. Nick Gabris, June 2, 2019 at 11:33 a.m.

    Does anyone else feel as though we are creeping into the old status quo with this coach? Altidore, Bradley, Gyasi, etc.

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, June 2, 2019 at 12:01 p.m.

    When ever would a USSF selection for a technical position not represent the status quo? 

  3. Kevin Sims, June 2, 2019 at 6:07 p.m.

    Certainly you didn't expect 28 fresh faces. A pretty good argument can be made for all those included. Who might you argue is missing? Nagbe has been playing especially well. Any coach must strive for the best team and know that may not include all the best players as that nuanced puzzle is pieced together.

  4. Kevin Leahy, June 2, 2019 at 6:59 p.m.

    Curious as to why Hamid isn't there. Would be really happy to move on from Jozy, Gyasi & Michael Bradley! Great coaches know when to move on such, as Belichick & Lombardi. Same goes for Gonzalez. Young hungry players are always needed. The women's team seems to have very good inter team competition.

  5. Craig Cummings, June 2, 2019 at 8:36 p.m.

    I am going to go with Christian over Jozy. Christian has been starting for LAFC the best team in MLS  at  this time of the season. I also have him over Zardes as I am a Galaxy fan and liked what Zardes did for Galaxy but times have of changed. All 3 play in MLS, so I did not pick a player outside MLS. I have to admit, I am a little biased, as Christian played at  the same high school  I played for and coached at for years. No I did not coach him, but I did  Ref some of his games, club and H.S.

  6. beautiful game, June 2, 2019 at 9:56 p.m.

    Let's see what coach B and his picks bring to the table?

  7. Wooden Ships, June 2, 2019 at 10:09 p.m.

    Guess final selections will fit the “System”, which presupposes a belief or not in the evolution of the USMNT. As stated above, perhaps the status quo. I already would select Weston and Darlington over MB and WT. I’m leaving CP wide and having a playmaker inside, Mihailovic has that ability. The second (if I’m managing) I witness laziness or theatrics their done. It’s high time we start committing to the technical-smart player.

  8. Bob Ashpole replied, June 3, 2019 at 12:49 p.m.

    I agree, but the problem is that the vast majority of people only learned and only played a physical style. It is all that they know. We can talk but I doubt that many of them understand what we are talking about. In their minds they are playing technically and tactically smart. Either the reform has to be put into place a club and team at a time, or else we have to educate the majority of soccer participants, fans and parents in the country.

    If we can get more success by MLS clubs dominating opponents through superior skills and positioning, then more people will embrace change. 

  9. Wooden Ships replied, June 3, 2019 at 1:59 p.m.

    Or, they can witness change from the top club (USMNT), which should lead by example. I know what you’re saying Bob, but  we have the players now to play the more technical style, IMO. Jürgen was supposedly committed to change and didn’t, Greg (system) Berhalter needs to adapt now. Same ol same ol will get ya same ol. 

  10. Bob Ashpole replied, June 3, 2019 at 6:01 p.m.

    WS, it is not just the MNT that needs to change. The women need to change too in order to stay number 1 in the future. Otherwise they will be left behind as the game passes them by like England in 1950.

    For the women, it is always near impossible to change a successful program.

  11. humble 1, June 5, 2019 at 1:42 p.m.

    While there are old hands that raise hairs on some folks - the good news is - there is more competition for positions - that was missing from the last cycle.  This is good.

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