U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter named a 26-player roster for the three World Cup qualifiers in September.
The most notable selections were 18-year-old forward Ricardo Pepi, whom the USA and Mexico were both seeking to call up, and 20-year-old Konrad de la Fuente, picked after a fast start at his new club, Marseille.
Christian Pulisic (unavailable for Chelsea last weekend because he tested positive for Covid-19) is in the squad, as it Tim Ream, who left Fulham's match last weekend in the first half with an injury.
Ream, one of only six players with previous experience in World Cup qualifying, is one of six center backs selected. Only four outside backs were taken.
Reggie Cannon, Shaq Moore and Sam Vines, who all played at right back on the USA's 2021 Gold Cup championship team, were not picked. George Bello, who started at left back in the Gold Cup, is one of three teenagers in the squad along with Gio Reyna and Pepi.
Moore is one of five starters in the Gold Cup final not picked. Veterans Gyasi Zardes and Paul Arriola were both recently hurt in MLS action, while Eryk Williamson and Matthew Hoppe were also not picked.
Eighteen players played on the Concacaf Nations League championship team. Eight played on the Gold Cup championship team. Two players -- Kellyn Acosta and Sebastian Lletget -- played on both. Pepi and de la Fuente are the only call-ups who didn't play in one of the two summer tournaments.
“We have spent the last two years building the foundation and culture of the team for this moment. World Cup Qualifying is a grueling challenge that demands a complete group effort in order to be successful. We are confident in our ability to respond to the challenges that are presented along the way.”
Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 7/0)
*Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 23/0)
Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 7/0)
George Bello (Atlanta United; 3/0)
*John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 43/3)
*Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 11/1)
Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 6/0)
Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 45/1)
Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 12/0)
Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 9/3)
James Sands (New York City FC; 6/0)
DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR; 64/0)
Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 17/2)
Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 37/2)
*Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 14/1)
Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 29/7)
*Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 24/7)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 25/0)
*Brenden Aaronson (RB Salzburg/AUT; 7/3)
Konrad de la Fuente (Marseille/FRA; 1/0)
*Jordan Pefok (Young Boys/SUI; 6/1)
Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; 0/0),
*Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 38/16),
*Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 8/4)
Josh Sargent (Norwich City/ENG; 16/5)
*Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 13/1)
*Plays on team in UEFA Champions league group stage.