The U.S. has a pair of important qualifiers slated for the month of June, as well as friendly that will be played at our very own Rio Tinto stadium. The Nats will face off against Venezuela next Saturday, June 3rd in Sandy, Utah. They will then travel to Commerce City Colorado to square off against Trinidad & Tobago on June 8th, and against Mexico away in the Estadio Azteca on June 11th.
Included in the roster is our very own Nick Rimando, who no doubt caught the eye of Bruce Arena after two solid performances as of late against Seattle and Philadelphia. Including a PK save against his now teammate, Clint Dempsey.
In total, 15 of the 27 players called up are currently playing in MLS (55%) which speaks to the continued growth in developing and attracting the top domestic players to stay stateside. The Bundesliga sees 5 players called in (19%) and Liga Mx with 3 players.
Also, kind of strange seeing Brad Guzan listed as an Atlanta United player as he is now set to join them at the conclusion of his final season in England.
Without further adieu, here is your national team roster for games 5 and 6 of the CONCACAF Hexagonal.
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), Tim Howard(Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).
Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Paul Arriola (Tijuana), Alejandro Bedoya(Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Fabian Johnson (Moenchengladbach), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic(Borussia Dortmund).
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Jordan Morris(Seattle Sounders), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
We look forward to seeing you June 3rd at the RioT to cheer on the boys as they face off against our newly acquired Jefferson Savarino and the “Vinotinto” of Venezuela.