The U.S. Soccer Federation will host an exclusive roster reveal event at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to announce the 26-player roster that will represent the United States in the World Cup in Qatar.

The event will be carried exclusively on ESPN2 and live streamed on ESPN+ beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter will be in attendance along with select players who have been selected to play in Qatar. The in-person, invite-only event will include a reception, the roster reveal itself, and a post-reveal party.

The U.S. men’s national team will open World Cup group play against Wales on Nov. 21, face England on Friday, Nov. 25 and finish the first round against Iran on Nov. 29. All three of the USA’s group stage games will kick off at 2 p.m. ET live on FOX and Telemundo.

Brooklyn Steel is an 1800-capacity music venue in Brooklyn. In 2018, the venue was named one of the best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone Magazine.

The USMNT was the youngest team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, garnering valuable experience going through the rigors of World Cup qualifying. Through 14 qualifiers, the USA Starting XI came in at an average of 23.82, almost two years younger than the next closest team, Ghana at 25.67. Together, the 31 teams averaged a Starting XI age of 27.5 through qualifying, nearly four full years older than Berhalter’s side.

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 Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of 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