United States name squad for Ghana friendly
United States national team coach Gregg Berhalter has announced the squad for their upcoming international friendlies against Germany and Ghana, with the notable inclusion of Gio Reyna.
Berhalter clarified that Antonee Robinson and Mark McKenzie have been omitted due to minor injuries, which they are expected to fully recover from. Cameron Carter-Vickers, on the other hand, makes a return after recently coming back from an injury while playing for Celtic.
Kevin Paredes from Wolfsburg and Kristoffer Lund from Palermo also received call-ups, although Haji Wright was not selected.
Additionally, Berhalter confirmed discussions with Burnley's young winger Luca Koleosho regarding his international future. Koleosho has recently featured for Italy's U19 and U20 sides but has previously represented the U.S. at U15 level and was born in Connecticut.
Given the MLS playoffs in progress during October, Berhalter has chosen 22 players from outside the MLS for his 23-man squad, with DeJuan Jones from the New England Revolution being the sole MLS representative.
The U.S. will face Germany at Hartford's Rentschler Field on October 14, followed by a match against Ghana at Nashville's Geodis Park on October 17.
The complete roster is as follows:
- Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 9 caps/0 goals)
- Matt Turner (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 33 caps/0 goals)
- Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; 12 caps/0 goals)
- Sergiño Dest (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 28 caps/2 goals)
- DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution; 7 caps/0 goals)
- Kristoffer Lund (Palermo/ITA; 2 caps/0 goals)
- Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 52 caps/1 goal)
- Chris Richards (Crystal Palace/ENG; 12 caps/1 goal)
- Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 26 caps/3 goals)
- Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 6 caps/0 goals)
- Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; 7 caps/0 goals)
- Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 17 caps/0 goals)
- Lennard Maloney (Heidenheim/GER; 0 caps/0 goals)
- Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 46 caps/11 goals)
- Yunus Musah (AC Milan/ITA; 29 caps/0 goals)
- Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 20 caps/4 goals)
- Malik Tillman (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 64 caps/0 goals)
- Brenden Aaronson (Union Berlin/GER; 34 caps/8 goals)
- Folarin Balogun (Monaco/FRA; 4 caps/2 goals)
- Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/GER; 1 cap/0 goals)
- Ricardo Pepi (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 18 caps/9 goals)
- Christian Pulisic (AC Milan/ITA; 62 caps/26 goals)
- Tim Weah (Juventus/ITA; 33 caps/5 goals)