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Gregg Berhalter names MLS-heavy 26-man USMNT roster for Concacaf Nations League

Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore lead the group in national team appearances, while the only newcomer to the squad is Brenden Aaronson of the Philadelphia Union

USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter looks on before their international friendly match against Costa Rica at Avaya Stadium on February 2, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

U.S. Men’s National Team coach Gregg Berhalter has named his roster for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League matches, including 18 MLS-based players in the 26 man roster, it was announced Wednesday.

Fourteen MLS clubs are represented in the roster. Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore lead the group in national team appearances, with 150 and 115 respectively. Inversely, the only newcomer to the squad is Brenden Aaronson of the Philadelphia Union, who earned his first USMNT call-up in this camp. 

The team will meet in the Washington D.C. area beginning on Oct. 6, although MLS players will join after Decision Day games. Matches will begin for the USMNT in the Concacaf Nations League Oct. 11, as they face Cuba at Audi Field in Washington D.C., and then meet Canada in Toronto at BMO Field on Oct. 15.

Complete USMNT roster by position (Club, appearances/goals scored):

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC, 61/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC, 8/0), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 16/0).

Defenders: Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas, 8/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes, 8/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls, 13/2), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact, 10/0), Matt Miazga (Reading, 17/1), Tim Ream (Fulham 36/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United, 59/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC, 11/2).

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union, 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC, 150/17), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy, 11/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke, 15/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, 32/13), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC, 16/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC, 20/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes, 3/0).

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC, 115/42), Paul Arriola (D.C. United 28/5), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake, 4/0), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas, 7/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC, 35/6), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, 9/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC, 53/10).

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