U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has announced the 20 domestic players that he’s selected for the pre-camp at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and the list includes Colorado Rapids forward Jonathan Lewis. Lewis has five caps with the senior men’s national team and earned six caps with the U-20s.
The pre-camp will be held from November 2-9 and then the formal camp starts when the European players arrive on November 10.
“We have the opportunity to take advantage of the MLS post-season window to start preparations for the matches against Canada and Cuba,” Berhalter said in the press release issued by US Soccer. “It’s another week to keep progressing as a group as we focus on getting the results we need to advance to the knockout phase of the Nations League.”
The USMNT must-win against both Canada and Cuba to advance to the knockout round in the Concacaf Nations League.
The U.S. will play Canada on November 15 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando (7 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, TUDN) and then they will travel to the Cayman Island to play Cuba at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on November 19 (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMas, and TUDN).
ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):
DEFENDERS (7): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 9/0), Chase Gasper (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 9/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 14/2), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 12/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 12/2), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 5/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 20/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0)
FORWARDS (5): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 30/5), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 4/0), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; 1/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 5/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 54/10)