USA names roster for Gold Cup -- no Sargent

U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter named his 23-player squad for the Gold Cup. The list had to be submitted to Concacaf by midnight Wednesday.

Six players who had been in camp and played in the 1-0 loss to Jamaica were dropped: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Antonee Robinson, Djordje Mihailovic, Jonathan Amon, Joe Gyau and Josh Sargent

Sebastian Lletget had been on the short list but was injured in the LA Galaxy's 2-1 loss to New England and did not travel to Annapolis.

Only three players who had not previously been in camp with Berhalter in 2019 were picked: Duane Holmes, Tyler Boyd and Jozy Altidore

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

Right Backs (2):
20 Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER, 1)
24 Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes, 2)
Not picked:
20 Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas, 0)
20 Marlon Fossey (Fulham/ENG, 0)
Note: Adams will arrive June 11.

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

Center Backs (4):
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 picked:
21 Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham/ENG, 0)
22 Miles Robinson (Atlanta United, 0)

Midfielders (6):
31 Michael Bradley (Toronto FC, 3)
24 Duane Holmes (Derby County/ENG, 0)
20 Weston McKennie (Schalke 04/GER, 1)
20 Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG, 2)
24 Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders, 4)
26 Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew, 4)
Not picked:
26 Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy, 4)
20 Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire, 2)
28 Darlington Nagbe (Atlanta United, 0)

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

Forwards (2):
30 Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC, 0)
27 Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew, 4)
Not picked:
28 Christian Ramirez (LAFC, 2)
18 Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER, 0)

35 comments about "USA names roster for Gold Cup -- no Sargent".
  1. Kevin Leahy, June 6, 2019 at 10:44 a.m.

    You have got to be kidding me with these selections @ forward! Sargent needs to work as much as possible with  Pulisic & the rest. Winning the gold cup doesn't mean a thing. The future is qualifying for the next World Cup. This is what you get when you have a defender for a coach. 

  2. beautiful game replied, June 6, 2019 at 12:07 p.m.

    Building a team for WC 2022 is the priority, GC is meaningless. Bradley, Zardes, and Gonzalez have proven their inconsistency and the mediocrity they bring to the team table..

  3. E Velazquez replied, June 6, 2019 at 5:21 p.m.

    absolutely mistaken is our new coach. Sargent needs to  play, he is already better than old slow  Altidor. I hope to be wrong in my assessment. The important point is to acquire and to let grow a center forward for the next worl cup. If the team fails on this cup  we need to replace  Berhalter inmediately, 
    we can not afford to make early blunders like not giving a change to Sargent. We need a  trainer  and coach with  experience and knowledge of the game The Jamaica game was disgraceful!   how much fault to the coach ?

  4. Wooden Ships replied, June 6, 2019 at 6:10 p.m.

    Definitely agree with you E on the Sargent need.

  5. Nick Gabris replied, June 7, 2019 at 11:01 a.m.

    Send Berhalter back to the MLS, that's his capacity in coaching. Sargent cannot score if he does not get the ball passed to him, so he has an off game, so what, he is still the future and needs all the experience he can get. Releasing him does not serve anyone, especially his confidence, this coach is as bad as Ellis of the WNT, they are out of their element. If you watch their interviews, nothing but cliche words, they have nothing creative to say, because they are not creative people. 

  6. David Gee, June 6, 2019 at 11:09 a.m.

    Great management of Sargent. He misses the U-20 World Cup for the Annapolis camp. And now he misses the Gold Cup. He had a decent match vs. Jamaica and was victimized by a crappy midfield crew. Speaking of the midfield, Trapp = Crapp. Does he have blackmail material on the U.S. soccer heirarchy?

  7. Kent James replied, June 9, 2019 at 9:37 p.m.

    Agreed.  I thought he did enough (without much support) to warrant a continued role.  And as you point out, if you weren't going to take him, he should have played at the U20 WC!

  8. Ben Myers, June 6, 2019 at 11:17 a.m.

    I hold more hope for 2022 with the U-20's than with this collection.  The USMNT needs forward thinking, more possession and an attacking mentality.  Not sure if Berhalter is the one to propel the team in the direction of world-wide competitiveness.  The players are there.  The selection is most important.

  9. Mark Zylker, June 6, 2019 at 11:40 a.m.

    Agreed - Sargent should be there.  This should definitely be more about developing the young players than winning.
    Which Jozy Altidore will we see???????

  10. Christopher Osmond, June 6, 2019 at 12:26 p.m.


    Where is Jackson Yuell?  I'm sensing the youngster was cut too since not listed.  Curious to your guys opinions, I thought he did pretty good.  Certainly, better than Trapp.


  11. Eugene Hiigel replied, June 6, 2019 at 1:54 p.m.

    Yuell was not on the 40-man preliminary roster so is not eligible for the final 23.

  12. Bob Ashpole replied, June 9, 2019 at 11:56 a.m.

    Yuell stood out as an exception to the endless horrible passing.

    In tennis a player adds random spin to the ball to make playing the ball more difficult for the other player. In soccer adding spin to the ball when passing to a team mate is a common passing error. After accuracy and pace, the most common passing flaw is top spin. When a players first touch unintentionally pops the ball up into the air, that is likely caused by topspin.  

    When it comes to bad passing, the cause is difficult for me to observe on a TV broadcast. They show a bad pass, but the bad touches could have started with a poor pass 2 passes earlier, making the subsequent play more difficult than it should have been. In the wide camera views, I was often able to identify the cause, but often I could not see the play well enough to spot the first bad pass.

  13. j bapper, June 6, 2019 at 12:34 p.m.

    Omar Gonzales, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altdidore... same old crap. What are we doing here? Darlington Nagbe has been outstanding for Atlanta United this season... and he's not on the roster in favor of Michael Bradley! Give Josh Sargent a chance with Adams, Pulisic, McKennie on the field to get some decent service. He had no chance with the joke of a team they fielded last night. Carter -Vickers should be starting in the Gold Cup and Gonzales should be nowhere near the National Team. How did Berhalter get this job?

  14. Mirko Maric, June 6, 2019 at 1:19 p.m.

    I thought Sargent did well with the support and service he received. You would get more out of him then Altidore and Zardes combined. Why are we still hanging on to Bradley? With the other midfielders that we have, Bradleys time is over. Replace him with Nagbe. There was no flow to this game due to the fact that there was no possession and our midfield was subpar. Also, CCV would be a much better addition in the back instead of Gonzalez.

  15. Peter Bechtold, June 6, 2019 at 1:54 p.m.

    Two days ago I had speculated that the U-20s in Poland could give the full USMNT a tough challenge. Now I am convinced that they might win, or if nothing else, play much better soccer.This selection, and GB's preferred formation, takes us back to Bob Bradley's negative style known as "Bunker-Bob". (I have it from one of his former players that the lockerroom had it as "Bitter Bob".) I pray that Berhalter changes his approach,lest he will be changed.
    For crying out loud, Jamaica completely controlled us in the second half, and they did not even start all their first choice players.

  16. Wooden Ships, June 6, 2019 at 2:25 p.m.

    I agree with virtually all the comments above. I’m nearly speechless. Selections are crucial and they are foreshadowing. Winning the GC is paramount to me either, however, it evidently takes massive understanding to learn the “System.” So, GB is either undermining his philosophy or he doesn’t see the merits in taking those he left off. The Big Picture is perhaps what we’re all missing. I guess after 60 plus years in the game it’s just evolved to a level I can no longer comprehend. I’m not bailing, never would. Wish the guys good fortune at the Gold Cup. 

  17. Wooden Ships replied, June 6, 2019 at 2:26 p.m.

    isn’t paramount 

  18. Bob Ashpole, June 6, 2019 at 2:28 p.m.

    Some bad selection decisions.

    In my view, Sargent and Alex Morgan are suffering from the same problem, the system currently in fashion doesn't give the striker space or freedom to move and find space. Specifically midfielders are given the role of playing in the gap between the opponents back and midfield lines. Maybe that isn't what the coaches want, but that is what is happening. The striker is spending two much time up top, stationary, with his back to goal, which isn't the best use of Sargent or Morgan.

  19. Bob Ashpole replied, June 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

    I usually don't make specific comments on public boards on line. Probably I shouldn't have made that one either. It won't help the US teams one bit.

  20. Bob Ashpole replied, June 6, 2019 at 2:33 p.m.

    If Michaels had ordered Cruyff to stay put in his position (as if Cruyff would have listened), none of us would have ever heard of Ajax and Total Soccer. Soccer is a dynamic game.

  21. Bob Ashpole replied, June 6, 2019 at 2:38 p.m.

    Sorry--Michels, not Michaels.

  22. R2 Dad replied, June 9, 2019 at 1:22 a.m.

    Maybe he plays better as a false 9 in that set-up?

  23. Bob Ashpole replied, June 9, 2019 at 12:01 p.m.

    With for practical purposes 2 inside forwards already in the gaps, there is no room for him to play a false 9. That is my point.

  24. Georgie Best, June 6, 2019 at 4:27 p.m.

    Had we sent all the eligible players like sergeant and Pulisic 
    to the U20 World cup We might have actually had a chance of getting to that final.  The gold cup is meaningless, But it will show how  Useless Altidore and Zardas are.  Cant  believe we are stuck with yet another coach with his head up his arse.   After we get embarrassed by Mexico in the gold cup again we can start the re- rebuilding allover again hopefully with a competent coach. If I were Sargeant I would Seriously consider  finding some long lost relative from another country And make the one time switch while hes still young. 

  25. frank schoon, June 6, 2019 at 7:47 p.m.

    Guys, we all are in total agreement...why Altidore, Zardez..I think Sargent was judged on the unfortunate Jamaican game, which to me is unfair. He needs the experience, let him come along. 

  26. frank schoon, June 6, 2019 at 7:47 p.m.

    Guys, we all are in total agreement...why Altidore, Zardez..I think Sargent was judged on the unfortunate Jamaican game, which to me is unfair. He needs the experience, let him come along. 

  27. Kevin Leahy, June 6, 2019 at 10:32 p.m.

    Was really wanting to give this coach the benefit of any doubt but, I am already watching this team go down the same road. It is almost like nothing has been learned over the years by anyone. The fans seem to know the history of the players better than the coaching staff. Does anyone remember how many temperamental games that Jozy has played wearing the shirt. The last I remember was a horrendous performance in D.C. against New Zealand which, I had to witness in person. Gyasi does not have the touch of a international player. Michael Bradley's time as come & gone. I will credit Mr. Gonzalez for accepting the burden of an unfortunate miss kick, but his time has passed also. This is the time for new! We have a fair amount of talent between the age of 17 & 21. That will be 24& 28 in 2026. What message are we sending these younger players? What message are we sending to the Mexican - American players that can play for either country? Have been watching & buying tickets for decades and would kill to see management making the right decisions! 2026 will come and go and this organization won't be up for it, much less 2022. 


  28. Sam Bellin, June 6, 2019 at 11:47 p.m.

    Just have to add my 2 cents -- what could GB possibly be thinking with these selections?  I thought it couldn't get worse than Klinsman booting Donovan (for Julian Green???), and now this?  Sargent and Nagbe have to play, and Gonzalez and Altidore can never suit up again for USA.  Bradley is still a decent player in some ways but his time too is past -- we need a more dynamic and creative player in that position.  I also think Chris Gloster of the U-20s is way better than Lovitz or Ream (2 other guys who just aren't good enough for intl soccer), and I think Paxton Pomykal should be in the Senior Team midfield right now.  Go U-20s!

  29. Peter Bechtold replied, June 7, 2019 at 6:26 a.m.

    Sam B.: I agree with 90#,but not your criticism of JK. Donovan in '2014 was not the player of 2002; he had also become a problem in the lockerroom with his absences,etc. And Julian Green in '14? He was the Sargent of today: a young prospect from a top club to come along for spot duty. And what happened? He came on in OT against a Belgian powerhouse and scored the only goal for US. I don't get that criticism from so many, esp. when the international community was unanimous that US in Brazil was best US team ever, and shocked most by coming out of the "group of death".

  30. Kevin Leahy, June 7, 2019 at 9:29 a.m.

    The best U.S. Team was 2002. We have not gotten any better since. We aren't comparing Sargent to Julian Green. The point is taking someone like Jozy or Gyasi instead of Sargent. Personally, if you think it's a good move you haven't been paying attention!

  31. Peter Bechtold replied, June 7, 2019 at 9:13 p.m.

    @Kevin L: I wrote that I agree with 90% of poster's observations  and only took exception to his comments re the Klinsmann decision to take Green over Donovan. I never said or THOUGHT that Jozy or Gyasi are better than Sargent.
    The larger point is the dominant mind-set of the coaching staff. Bradley,Arena and apparently Berhalter prefer a limited view of basic soccer for the USMNT. (BTW, I have spoken with B & A at length in the past,FWIW). Klinsmann tried to open doors and windows, and he managed to bring in a variety of players from beyond the usual pool. And we should not forget that he remains the only USMNT coach to win away at Mexico, Italy,Germany and Holland. He also lost his share, but you cannot deny that he tried to change perspectives.

  32. Philip Carragher, June 7, 2019 at 11:03 a.m.

    Julian Green's goal against Belgium came on a beautiful assist from Michael Bradley.

  33. Kevin Leahy, June 7, 2019 at 9:15 p.m.

    P. C.?

  34. R2 Dad, June 7, 2019 at 9:31 p.m.

    I thought JS was in a good situation at werder Bremen, but now they’ve re-signed Pizarro so he’s not going to get more minutes. WB won’t see a return on this investment if the bread just goes stale on the shelf. Soto & Gloster are now understanding that not all bundesliga clubs are as dynamic and progressive as Dortmund, with Shalke off the boil as well. Now w JS out of tournaments this summer, he’s missed a chance at the U20 run-up. Once again, our 18-20s are a second thought.

  35. Kevin Leahy, June 7, 2019 at 9:39 p.m.

    At least Arena decided in 2002 to take the game to the opponent instead of sitting back and countering plus, he made the best use of the parts available. Michael Bradley's apex was 2010-12. I remember a turnover in 2014 that was pretty sad and resulted in a goal. He might have more in the tank if his father ever subbed him out especially, in games that didn't matter. P. B. you compared Sargent to Julian Green not me. I personally see more in Sargent than Julian Green ever showed me. Sargent has an ability to read the game. Look at his first national team goal. The USMNT has been spiraling for years and the proof is in the pudding. MLS is making our CONCACAF opponents stronger while , the management of this organization continues to step on it's own foot. The future is now!!! Decisions made now have repercussions for 2022 & 2026.

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