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United States names provisional roster for Concacaf men’s Olympic qualifying

The U.S. named 50 players to a provisional roster that will be trimmed to 20 one week before the start of the tournament.

U.S. Soccer submitted a 50-man preliminary roster to Concacaf for Olympic qualifying Wednesday.

Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas and the Philadelphia Union are among the Major League Soccer clubs with multiple players on the list that will be trimmed down to 20 one week before the tournament begins March 20 in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Borussia Dortmund phenom Giovanni Reyna, who is the son of U.S. men’s national team veteran Claudio Reyna, is among the notable names on the list, but he will not play for the U-23 side in qualifying. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed that Dortmund would not release Reyna during a Major League Soccer event in New York Wednesday.

Chris Richards, Ulysses Llanez and Alex Mendez are among the other European-based players named to the list comprised by U-23 manager Jason Kreis. 

The United States will open Olympic qualifying March 20 against Costa Rica and will play the Dominican Republic and Mexico in group play. 

Honduras, Canada, El Salvador and Haiti are aligned in the other qualification group. 

The top two teams in each group makes the semifinal round and the two sides that reach the championship match will advance to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

United States Olympic Qualifying Provisional Roster

Goalkeepers: David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake), Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union), J.T. Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Drake Callender (Inter Miami), Brady Scott (FC Koln)

Defenders: Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls), Chris Gloster (PSV Eindhoven), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union), Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Erik Palmer-Brown (FK Austria Wien), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Luton Town), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United)

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Brandon Servania (FC Dallas), Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United), Alex Mendez (Ajax), Luca de la Torre (Fulham), Christian Cappis (Hobro IK), James Sands (New York City FC), Keaton Parks (New York City FC), Derrick Jones (Nashville SC), Chris Durkin (Sint-Truidense)

Forwards: Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Benji Michel (Orlando City), Josh Perez (Unattached), Ulysses Llanez (Wolfsburg), Mason Toye (Minnesota United), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Konrad de la Fuente (FC Barcelona), Sebastian Saucedo (Pumas UNAM), Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Soto (Hannover), Brandon Vazquez (FC Cincinnati), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro IK)

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