The U.S. squad for the Nov. 12 game against Wales and a second friendly against Panama four days later in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, is one of the youngest the USA has ever been assembled.
U.S. coach Gregg
Berhalter picked 24 players, 19 age-eligible for the 2021 Summer Olympics and 14 who are 20 or younger.
The squad includes all the USA's top young stars at some of Europe's top clubs: Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Sergino Dest (Barcelona) and Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund).
“It is a young group with a tremendous amount of talent," said Berhalter. "It gives you a lot of optimism, how they’ve been performing at such a young age. It will be great for us to get our hands on them and start forming the team and carrying on from where we were, integrating some of those young players."
Pulisic (hamstring) and Adams (knee) have both been injured but are included in the team.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said Pulisic's injury was not as serious as it was feared and he might return to action this weekend. Adams was cleared
to return to action last weekend but did not dress for RB Leipzig.
Reyna, 17, is one of 10 uncapped players.
Goalkeeper Chituru Odunze, who played with Reyna on the 2019
U.S. U-17 World Cup team, is only 18, and Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah, who was born in New York, is only 17.
Chris Richards, Konrad de la Fuente, Richie Ledezma and Sebastian Soto all played for the USA at the 2019 U-20 World Cup along with Tim Weah, who was first capped, in 2018, and Dest.
The other uncapped players are Johnny Cardoso, Nicholas Gioacchini and Owen Otasowie, who have spent most of their lives abroad.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 4/0), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 17/0)
DEFENDERS (7): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 38/3), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 10/0), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 3/0), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht/BEL; 18/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 40/1), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; 0/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 7/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 10/1), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA); 0/0), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 0/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 19/6), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 0/0), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton/ENG; 0/0)
FORWARDS (8): Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; 0/0), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen/FRA; 0/0), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 34/14), Uly Llanez (Heerenveen/NED; 1/1), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 0/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 12/5), Sebastian Soto (Telstar/NED; 0/0), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 8/1)