Tim Howard has been called into the U.S. national team for its next two qualifiers. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)

The U.S. men’s national team roster for the next two matches of its World Cup qualifier will be announced exclusively on ESPN Sunday, Aug. 27, during halftime of Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact-Toronto FC match at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The roster will be announced by play-by-play commentator Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, who will offer analysis of U.S. head coach Bruce Arena’s selections.

The roster will consist of players available for selection for the Americans – Friday, Sept. 1: vs. Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) and Tuesday, Sept. 5: at Honduras at Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Three players already are known to be on the roster, since they will attend a Tuesday press conference in Manhattan with Arena — goalkeeper Tim Howard, midfielders Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.