Berhalter announces 23-man squad for 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup – “Our priority is to win the Gold Cup”

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US national coach Gregg Berhalter has announced the 23-man roster for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. With players like Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie getting a break and Gio Reyna not being released by Borussia Dortmund, Berhalter is relying primarily on players from the domestic Major League Soccer.

“When we were looking at both the Gold Cup and the Nations League, we were thinking about one big roster picture, not two separate rosters,” Berhalter said. “The idea was to prepare our entire player pool in a competitive CONCACAF format for World Cup qualifying.”

That idea is reflected in the roster. With Matthew Hoppe, Eryk Williamson, James Sands, Donovan Pines and Gianluca Busio, Berhalter has nominated five debutants.

“When you look at this roster, it’s basically another group of players that are going to get the opportunity to compete to win a trophy. By the end of this tournament, we’re going to have virtually the entire player pool prepared for World Cup qualifying,” Berhalter continued.

BERHALTER NAMES 23-PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2021 CONCACAF GOLD CUP

Goal: Sean Johnson – New York City FC – Market value: $1.98m

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Caps: 9

Goal: Matt Turner – New England Revolution – Market value: $1.1m

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Caps: 1

Goal: Brad Guzan – Atlanta United FC – Market value: $275k

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Caps: 64

Defense: Reggie Cannon – Boavista FC – Market value: $4.4m

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Caps: 18
Goals: 1

Defense: Walker Zimmerman – Nashville SC – Market value: $3.85m

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Caps: 14
Goals: 2

Defense: Miles Robinson – Atlanta United FC – Market value: $3.3m

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Caps: 3
Goals: 1

Defense: George Bello – Atlanta United FC – Market value: $2.75m

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Caps: 1
Goals: –

Defense: Sam Vines – Colorado Rapids – Market value: $2.2m

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Caps: 3
Goals: –

Defense: Shaq Moore – CD Tenerife – Market value: $880k

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Caps: 5
Goals: –

Defense: Donovan Pines – D.C. United – Market value: $715k

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Caps: -
Goals: –

Midfield: Cristian Roldán – Seattle Sounders FC – Market value: $5.5m

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Caps: 20
Goals: –

Midfield: Gianluca Busio – Sporting Kansas City – Market value: $4.4m

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Caps: -
Goals: –

Midfield: Kellyn Acosta – Colorado Rapids – Market value: $3.3m

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Caps: 31
Goals: 2

Midfield: Paul Arriola – D.C. United – Market value: $3.3m

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Caps: 35
Goals: 8

Midfield: James Sands – New York City FC – Market value: $2.75m

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Caps: -
Goals: –

Midfield: Jackson Yueill – San Jose Earthquakes – Market value: $2.75m

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Caps: 11
Goals: –

Midfield: Sebastian Lletget – Los Angeles Galaxy – Market value: $2.75m

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Caps: 24
Goals: 7

Midfield: Eryk Williamson – Portland Timbers – Market value: $1.1m

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Caps: -
Goals: –

Attack: Daryl Dike – Orlando City SC – Market value: $5.50m

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Caps: 3
Goals: 1

Attack: Matthew Hoppe – FC Schalke 04 – Market value: $4.95m

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Caps: -
Goals: –

Attack: Gyasi Zardes – Columbus Crew – Market value: $3.85m

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Caps: 56
Goals: 12

Attack: Nicholas Gioacchini – SM Caen – Market value: $1.65m

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Caps: 3
Goals: 2

Attack: Jonathan Lewis – Colorado Rapids – Market value: $1.32m

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Caps: 7
Goals: 2

Despite the inexperience of the squad, winning the tournament is paramount for Berhalter: “Our priority is to win the Gold Cup. Anytime we’re competing for a trophy, we want to win it.”

The Gold Cup kicks off on July 10. One day later, the USMNT will face an opponent yet to be determined. Other than that, the U.S. will play Canada and Martinique in Group B.



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