USMNT names the 27-man checklist for the ultimate of the World Cup qualifiers

United States males’s nationwide crew head coach Gregg Berhalter has introduced his 27-man checklist for the ultimate spherical of the World Cup qualifiers.

USMNT faces tough journeys to Mexico and Costa Rica on either side of a house sport towards Panama on this upcoming trio of matches, which is able to outline whether or not they return to the World Cup or not after lacking Russia 2018.

After 11 video games, Stars and Stripes are second within the Concacaf qualifying group, 4 factors behind undefeated leaders Canada however 4 forward of Panama, who sit in fourth place – good for an intercontinental playoff spot however outdoors the computerized berths.

“We are excited about the opportunity to reach our goal of qualifying for the World Cup,” mentioned Berhalter. “We have a team that is ready to compete and handle the challenges that come our way.”

There are outstanding summonses for defenders Erik Palmer-Brown and Aaron Long, the place the previous has solely two senior internationals to his identify, whereas the latter has simply reached full health after an ACL damage. Gio Reyna additionally returns to motion, however Berhalter can do with out star midfielder Weston McKennie, who has a damaged foot.

Jordan Pefok has additionally been recalled after a glittering type with Young Boys within the Swiss Super League, the place he’s at present the highest scorer with 17 objectives.

Right-back Sergiño Dest has been talked about on the checklist however there is no such thing as a doubt about his availability after he limped out of Barcelona’s 2-1 victory within the Europa League over Galatasary simply a number of hours earlier than the USMNT’s announcement.

“It does not look good, but we will get the final results tomorrow,” mentioned Berhalter about Dest’s damage. “It’s going to be about the next man having to step up.”

Here is the 27-man USMNT checklist in its entirety:

Steffen has regained his health sooner than anticipated. / Kyle Robertson / Columbus Dispatch / USA

Miles Robinson is possible to anchor the protection. / John Todd / ISI Photos / GettyImages

Tyler Adams may have to work even tougher with out Weston McKennie. / John Todd / ISI Photos / GettyImages

Christian Pulisic is the talisman. / David Berding / GettyImages

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