CHICAGO – The U.S. men’s national team returns to the field as it hosts Jamaica in Austin, Texas Thursday night.
The match marks the start of another set of three games in seven days for the USMNT as it embarks upon Concacaf’s final round of World Cup qualifying.
This will be the team’s first WCQ in Texas. Coverage from Q2 Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, Univision, TUDN and Sirius XM. The pregame show begins at 7 p.m. ET on Univision and TUDN. Fans can follow the USMNT during World Cup qualifying on Twitter (@USMNT), Instagram (@USMNT), Facebook and the official U.S. Soccer App.
A number of players return to the USMNT fold for its October slate.
Two veteran MLS forwards are back with the team after coming back from injury in Paul Arriola and Gyasi Zardes. Both players bring previous World Cup qualifying experience with seven and four appearances, respectively. Zardes comes into USMNT training camp after scoring three goals in his last two matches for the Columbus Crew and the striker will have the chance to don the red, white and blue at his club’s new home, Lower.com Field, in the window’s final match vs. Costa Rica on Oct. 13.
Gianluca Busio, Matthew Hoppe and Shaq Moore rejoin the USMNT after playing key roles in the team’s Gold Cup championship run, while Yunus Musah and Tim Weah have returned from injury after being part of the squad that captured the inaugural Nations League title.
The U.S. roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 23/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 10/0)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dillon Barnes (Queens Park Rangers/ENG; 1/0), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union/USA; 51/0), Dennis Taylor (Humble Lions; 2/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Anthony Grant (Swindon Town/ENG; 2/0), Daniel Johnson (Preston North End/ENG; 7/1), Tyreek Magee (Eupen/BEL; 6/0), Bobby Reid (Fulham/ENG; 8/2), Kemar Roofe (Rangers/SCO; 1/0), Devon Williams (Miami FC/USA; 18/1), Je-Vaughn Watson (Humble Lions; 85/4)