U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has called 26 players into training camp in advance of the USA’s critical World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Honduras. The roster includes Tim Ream (Fulham/St. Dominic).
“I think we’re bringing in a good roster, one that has depth in every position and in which all 26 players have been with the National Team in 2017,” Arena said. “I think we have the right understanding as a group as to what needs to be done, and hopefully we can be successful in these next two games.”
The United States is now 2-0-2 in World Cup Qualifying since Bruce Arena took over as head coach and has climbed into third place in the six-team Final Round group, also known as the Hex. A victory at home against Costa Rica would be a huge step closer to qualifying for Russia, so the MNT is on a mission to #Get3 points at home once again. The top three teams automatically qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 14/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 36/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 34/6), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 11/1), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 22/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 15/0), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas; 0/0), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 0/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 5/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 3/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 18/3)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 4/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 3/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 9/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 35/7), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 16/1), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 7/0), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 9/5), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 0/0)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 38/16), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 39/18), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 3/0), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 10/4)
|Trinidad & Tobago||6||1||5||0||3||10||-7||3|
The games being played during these FIFA Open Dates. For full 2018 World Cup qualifying information, visit USsoccer.com
|Sept. 1||United States vs. Costa Rica||5:30 p.m.||ESPN||Red Bull Arena|
|Sept. 1||Trinidad & Tobago vs. Honduras||6 p.m.||Ato Boldon Stadium; T&T|
|Sept. 1||Mexico vs. Panama||7:30 p.m.||Estadio Azteca|
|Sept. 5||Honduras vs. United States||4:30 p.m||beIN SPORTS||Estadio Olimpico|
|Sept. 5||Costa Rica vs. Mexico||8 p.m.||Estadio Nacional|
|Sept. 5||Panama vs. Trinidad & Tobago||8:30 p.m.||Estadio Rommel Fernandez|