The USMNT will kick off its annual January camp from January 7-21, giving domestic players a chance to keep fit for the season and impress head coach Gregg Berhalter to secure a spot on the team. Typical pictures of the World Cup at the end of the month.
Berhalter summoned 19 players, all from Major League Soccer clubs, to a two-week camp in Phoenix, Arizona. Players with a wide range of international experience, from novices to veterans, will all have the opportunity to stay fit, impress the coaching staff and be considered for a million. practice before the next matches of the CONCACAF qualifiers.
“Our focus for the next two weeks is to prepare the domestic players for the World Cup qualifying training camp,” Berhalter said. Official release of US Soccer. “This upcoming window offers the opportunity to move closer to our ultimate goal of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.”
List of USMNTs for camp January 2022
Goalkeeper (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
Defender (6): George Bello (Atlanta United), DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Midfielder (6): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montreal), Sebastian Lletget (New England Revolution), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
Striker (4): Paul Arriola (DC United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)
USMNT . qualifying schedule
The United States’ next World Cup qualifying tests will feature two big home games: against El Salvador in Columbus (January 27) and against Honduras in St. Paul, Minn (February 2). Sandwiched between those pivotal contests is the showdown against rising power and qualified leader Canada (January 30).
The US is second in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group, one point behind Canada and one point ahead of Mexico and Panama.
Qualifiers have six games left, with the top three automatically qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar, and the fourth-placed team earning a spot in an intercontinental playoff against the winner of the Oceania region. .
Outstanding USA lineup
With Major League Soccer currently in its infancy, a total of 19 players have been included in the camp, all from the MLS.
The most capped players on the field are Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zardes, who has 66 caps, while Colorado Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta has 45 and DC United winger Paul Arriola with 42 caps is also part of the leadership team.
Starting defender Miles Robinson has been brought in to maintain his fitness, while Jordan Morris looks set to continue his journey to the top after returning from an ACL tear.
The players who have not had the opportunity to impress in the main squad are Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina and New England Revolution defender DeJuan Jones.
☀️ 19 players will go to Phoenix for January Prep Camp
– US Soccer MNT (@USMNT) January 6, 2022