NYCFC’s Sean Johnson was one of two goalkeepers called into USMNT camp. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

CHICAGO – At the start of a year for the U.S. men’s national team that includes the Concacaf Nations League Final Four, the Gold Cup and the start of 2022 World Cup qualifying, USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter will begin 2021 with a gathering of 12 players at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Jan. 9.

The senior team group, consisting of players aged 24 and older, will train alongside the Under-23 USMNT through Jan, 24, at which point several U-23 players will be elevated to the full USMNT roster in advance of a planned match at the end of the month.

New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Red Bulls center back Aaron Long were called into camp.

“This is an important year for our national team programs, and we are looking to maximize every possible opportunity,” Berhalter said in a statement. “For the senior team players, this is an opportunity to continue to develop as a group and build on the foundation of a busy and challenging year. Being alongside our U-23 team gives that group a chance to prepare for Olympic qualifying while further integrating into our culture and game model.”

The roster (Club; Caps/Goals):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (3): Tristan Blackmon (LAFC; 0/0), Aaron Long (Red Bulls; 18/3), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 13/2)

MIDFIELDERS (3): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 24/2), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 17/4), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 19/0)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 115/42), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 34/6), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 39/10), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC; 1/2)