U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter has named a 27-player roster headlined by Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic and former Sporting KC defender Erik Palmer-Brown for the United States match-up with Uruguay at 4 p.m. CT on Sunday, June 5 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.
Tickets are now on sale to see the USMNT take on two-time World Cup champions Uruguay, No. 13 in the FIFA rankings, and the match will air live on FOX, Univision and TUDN as both teams prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“We are excited to get the group back together,” Berhalter said. “With the World Cup six months away, we aim to maximize these opportunities and continue to progress as a team. We are looking forward to experiencing the incredible support of our home fans before we represent them in Qatar in November.”
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 7/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 29/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 16/0)
DEFENDERS (9): George Bello (Arminia Bielefeld/GER; 6/0), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 24/1), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; 8/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 23/3), Erik Palmer-Brown (Troyes/FRA; 3/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 25/2), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami; 73/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 28/0)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 51/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 27/1), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED; 7/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 31/9), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montreal/CAN; 6/1), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 16/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 31/0), Malik Tillman (Bayern Munich/GER; 0/0)
FORWARDS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 18/5), Paul Arriola (FC Dallas; 44/9), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 9/3), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 46/10), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 48/21), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 22/2), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor/TUR; 0/0)
- The roster is composed of 17 players from Europe and 10 players from Major League Soccer. In total, players represent clubs in 12 different countries: USA (9), England (4), Germany (4), France (2), Austria (1), Canada (1), Italy (1), Netherlands (1), Portugal (1), Scotland (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1).
- As of the first day of training on May 28, the roster will hold an average age of 24 years, 211 days. Sixteen players are 24 or younger. The roster averages 22 caps and 13 in official competition. With 73 caps, DeAndre Yedlin is the senior-most player on the roster, followed by Kellyn Acosta (51), Christian Pulisic (48), Jordan Morris (46) and Paul Arriola (44).
- Nineteen players were part of the USMNT’s March World Cup Qualifying squad. Three players have the chance to make their USMNT debut during the June window: midfielder Malik Tillman (Bayern Munich), forward Haji Wright (Antalyaspor) and defender Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
- Center back Erik Palmer-Brown followed his return to the USMNT in March by garnering April Player of the Month honors for French side Troyes. The 25-year-old has been a fixture on the back line for the club since the new year, making 18 of his 20 Ligue 1 appearances since January.
USMNT RETURNS TO KC
The USMNT, currently No. 15 in the FIFA rankings, are unbeaten all-time in Kansas City (10-0-1) and at Children’s Mercy Park (8-0-1), which has hosted the most U.S. Men’s National Team matches of any venue since the state-of-the-art stadium opened in 2011. A candidate host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, KC most recently hosted the USMNT for three victorious group stage matches in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup en route to the United States capturing the team’s seventh continental championship.
The American Outlaws supporters group and its Kansas City chapter will fill the Supporters' Stand at Children's Mercy Park and will welcome fans to a weekend of festivities, including a prematch tailgate in Blue Lot 1 at Kansas Speedway and a traditional night before gathering in the KC Power & Light District.
USA TAKES ON URUGUAY
Uruguay fell to eventual champions France in the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Led by head coach Diego Alonso, Uruguay boasts an array of attacking talent including all-time leading scorers Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) and Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) and a history of success that includes two World Cup titles, two Olympic gold medals and a record 15 Copa America trophies.
In seven previous meetings dating back to the 1924 Summer Olympics, the United States and Uruguay have split the series with identical 2-2-3 records and most recently drew 1-1 on Sept. 10, 2019 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
WORLD CUP BOUND
The U.S. successfully completed the gauntlet of Concacaf qualifying in March, clinching its berth to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on the final matchday. In what promises to be one of the toughest groups in the tournament, the USMNT was drawn into Group B alongside the final UEFA play-off winner (one of Ukraine, Wales or Scotland), 2020 European Championship runners up England, and IR Iran.
The USA will have six preparation matches before heading to Qatar in November - four during the upcoming June international window plus two additional friendlies in September. The June matches on U.S. soil represent the USMNT’s final home games before the World Cup.