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USMNT roster for October games includes Pulisic, 9 from MLS

Major League Soccer has nine representatives on the latest United States men’s national team roster, released Monday afternoon ahead of friendlies against Colombia and Peru in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 11 and East Hartford, Conn., Oct. 16, respectively.

However, the biggest inclusion on the 23-man list is that of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic, who missed a 2-0 loss to Brazil Sept. 7 and a 1-0 win over Mexico Sept. 11 due to a minor injury.

Veteran goalkeeper Brad Guzan of Atlanta United and longtime captain Michael Bradley of Toronto FC have also been called into camp by interim U.S. coach David Sarachan.

Defenders Ben Sweat and Reggie Cannon of New York City FC and FC Dallas, respectively, received their first USMNT call-ups for these games.

Schalke 04 midfielder Weston McKennie will make his first international appearance since an impressive debut in Champions League, in which he assisted on Breel Embolo’s goal in a 1-1 tie against FC Porto.

Overall, the USMNT roster is composed of a slew of young players based in Europe who have had impressive moments through the summer in limited appearances for the U.S.

Here is the full roster for both friendlies:  

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC)

DEFENDERS (8): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG), Ben Sweat (New York City FC), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG)

MIDFIELDERS (10): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER) Weston McKennie (Schalke), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain)

FORWARDS (3): Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER)

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