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Corey Baird named to USMNT roster

Baird returns to the national team picture.

Lucas Muller | RSL Soapbox

After being left off the Gold Cup roster, we were all left with questions about Corey Baird’s standing with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

And while there are still questions to be had, we have a bit of clarity now, with Baird being named to USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter’s latest roster.

It’s difficult to foresee if Baird will play in either of the exhibitions the U.S. is undertaking; it’s further difficult to anticipate whether he’d play on the wing or up top; Whatever the case, with an improvement in form for Baird since the appointment of RSL interim coach Freddy Juarez, he may have simply worked his way back into consideration.

United States Men’s National Team matches

  • Sept. 6 vs. Mexico (in New Jersey)
  • Sept. 10 vs. Uruguay (in St. Louis)


GOALKEEPERS (4): Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas; 0/0), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 60/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 8/0), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf/GER; 15/0)

DEFENDERS (9): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 37/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 6/0), Sergiño Dest (Ajax/NED; 0/0),

Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 7/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 11/2), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 8/0),) Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 35/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 10/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 9/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 14/3), Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf/GER; 13/0), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; 0/0),

Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 15/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 19/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 1/0)

FORWARDS (6): Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 3/0), Tyler Boyd(Besiktas/TUR; 5/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 33/5), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 31/13), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 7/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 51/10)