Aaron Long was among 26 players selected to the roster for the Jamaica friendly June 5. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Red Bulls center back Aaron Long and New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson have been named to the U.S. roster for the team’s June 5 international friendly against Jamaica at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
They were among 28 players named by head coach Gregg Berhalter for the match.
The final list of 23 players for the Gold Cup is due by midnight of June 5. The official announcement will take place the following day.
“After a great week of training, we now enter the phase of playing competitive matches,” Berhalter said. “The game against Jamaica will represent an opportunity for us to evaluate new prospects as well continue to develop the group for the Gold Cup. We are excited about the group coming in and the opportunity ahead of us this summer.”
Following the Jamaica game, the MNT will make its first visit to Cincinnati and will face Venezuela on June 9 in its final preparation match for the Concacaf Gold Cup. Kickoff at Nippert Stadium is set for 2 p.m. ET.
Eleven members of the combined preparation camp this week – which included a mix of senior team and U-23 players – have departed.
Roster (club; caps/goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0)
DEFENDERS (9) : Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG; 7/0), Omar Gonzalez (Club Atlas/MEX; 49/3), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 2/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 5/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 3/0), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 12/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 28/1), Antonee Robinson (Everton/ENG; 6/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 6/2)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 145/17), Duane Holmes (Derby County/ENG; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 9/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 8/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 2/1), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 9/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 15/0); Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0)
FORWARDS (8) : Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 1/0), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 110/41), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 21/3), Tyler Boyd (Vitoria Guimares/POR; 0/0), Joe Gyau (Duisburg/GER; 2/0), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 27/5), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 6/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 44/7)