U.S. men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter has selected the 26 players that will represent the United States at the World Cup in Qatar.
The squad is the USMNT’s second-youngest World Cup roster with an average age of 25 years, 175 days when the USA takes the field on Nov. 21 against Wales.
After the USA became the youngest nation to qualify for Qatar 2022 this spring, a total of 25 of 26 players have been selected to their first World Cup roster and will aim to make their debuts on the global stage.
“We are excited to take this group to compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” Berhalter said. “Final roster decisions are always difficult, and we appreciate everyone’s contributions who helped us get to this point. We believe we have a talented group, a strong team spirit, and one that is ready to compete. We are extremely proud and honored to represent the United States and appreciate all the amazing support from our fans as we head to Qatar.”
A total of 21 of 26 players contributed to the USA’s World Cup qualifying campaign from Sept. 2021-March 2022. Christian Pulisic led the USMNT in scoring during the Octagonal, netting five goals across the 14 games of qualifying. Defender Antonee Robinson led the USA in minutes during the Octagonal, appearing in 13 of 14 matches, while midfielders Tyler Adams and Kellyn Acosta also took the field in all but one qualifying match.
Defender DeAndre Yedlin is the lone World Cup veteran in the squad after the right back made his World Cup debut as a 20-year-old at Brazil 2014. After Yedlin’s 75 caps, the most experienced players on the roster are Kellyn Acosta (53), Christian Pulisic (52), Jordan Morris (49) and Tim Ream (46).
Returning to soccer’s biggest stage for the first time in eight years, the USA will kick off its World Cup campaign against Wales on Monday, Nov. 21 at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan (2 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo), faces one of the tournament favorites England on Friday, Nov. 25 at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor (2 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo) and wraps up the group stage against IR Iran on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha (2 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo).
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town/ENG; 8/0; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 10/0; Lilburn, Ga.), Matt Turner (Arsenal/ENG; 20/0; Park Ridge, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (9): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; 11/0; Southend-on-Sea, England), Sergiño Dest (AC Milan/ITA; 19/2; Almere, Netherlands), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 29/3; Oak Hills, Calif.), Shaq Moore (Nashville SC; 15/1; Powder Springs, Ga.), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 46/1; St. Louis, Mo.), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 29/2; Liverpool, England), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 3/0; Lake Grove, N.Y.), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami CF; 75/0; Seattle, Wash.), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 33/3; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United/ENG; 24/6; Medford, N.J.), Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 53/2; Plano, Texas), Tyler Adams (Leeds United/ENG; 32/1; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 12/0; San Diego, Calif.), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 37/9; Little Elm, Texas), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 19/0; London, England), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 32/0; Pico Rivera, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 15/7; McKinney, Texas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 49/11; Mercer Island, Wash.), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 52/21; Hershey, Pa.), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 14/4; Bedford, N.Y.), Josh Sargent (Norwich City/ENG; 20/5; O’Fallon, Mo.), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 25/3; Rosedale, N.Y.), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor/TUR; 3/1; Los Angeles, Calif.)