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USMNT names its team for friendlies against Mexico

Ten members of the US men’s national team’s World Cup roster are on the team that will play Mexico in a friendly next week. What you need to know is as follows:

The game does not fall inside a FIFA timeframe, hence clubs were not required to release players. As a result, practically all of the players on the team are from the MLS.

Sergio Dest, who hasn’t played for AC Milan since January 24 and has been given permission to take a leave of absence for this game, and Alan Soora, who represents Juárez FC in Mexico, are the only two players who play outside of the local league.

Dest, Sean Johnson, Aaron Long, Shaq Moore, DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman, Kellyn Acosta, and Cristiano Ronaldo are the ten players on the World Cup roster. Jordan Morris, Jess Ferreira, and Roldan. Alejandro Zendejas, a winger for Club América specifically, was not made available for the match.

The friendly is a part of a new series called “Continental Clásico” in which the US squad will compete against American teams. On April 19th, a game against Mexico will be played in Glendale, Arizona.

Sean Johnson (Toronto FC/CAN; 11/0), Drake Callender (Inter Miami; 0/0), and Roman Celentano (FC Cincinnati; 0/0) are the three goalkeepers.

Defenders (9): Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United; 0/0), Joshua Wynder (Louisville City); DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami; 77/0); Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 39/3); Sergio Dest (AC Milan/ITA; 24/2); Aaron Long (LAFC; 31/3); Julian Gressel (Vancouver Whitecaps/CAN; 2/0); Matt Miazga (FC Cincinnati; 22/1);

Midfielder (6): Jackson Yueill (San Jose earthquake; 16/0), James Sands (New York City FC; 7/0), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew; 2/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 32/0), and Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 57/2).

Jess Ferreira (Dallas FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Paul Arriola (Dallas FC), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), and Brandon Vazquez (Cincinnati FC) are the top five forwards in the league.