USMNT to face Cuba on October 11 in Washington, D.C. (4:00 p.m. PT / FS1, Univision, TUDN) before taking on Canada on October 15 in Toronto (4:30 p.m. PT / ESPN2, Univision, TUDN)
SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris and midfielder Cristian Roldan have been called into the U.S. Men’s National Team, as Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has called 26 players to training camp in preparation for its inaugural matches in the CONCACAF Nations League against Cuba and Canada.
The USMNT plays its inaugural match in the Nations League against Cuba on October 11 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C (4:00 p.m. PT / FS1, UniMás and TUDN). Four days after the opener in D.C., the USA takes on Canada at BMO Field in Toronto (4:30 p.m. PT / ESPN2, UniMás, TUDN). This will be the first meeting in official competition between the two sides on Canadian soil since November 9, 1997, when the USA’s 3-0 victory secured its place in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Morris has 35 career international caps and six goals for the USMNT, including the club’s lone goal in a 1-1 friendly draw with Uruguay on September 10. He ranks second on Sounders FC with 10 goals and seven assists this season.
Roldan has 16 international caps since making his debut against Ghana in January of 2017, including a start against Uruguay last month. Roldan has six goals and five assists in 2019 for Seattle, while starting all 28 of his appearances.
Following a 1-0 road win on Sunday at San Jose, Sounders FC (15-10-8, 53 points) hosts Minnesota United FC (15-10-8, 53 points) on Sunday, October 6 at CenturyLink Field (1:00 p.m. PT / JOEtv, YouTube TV, Univision-Seattle, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM). Seattle is tied with Minnesota for second place in the Western Conference ahead of Sunday’s Decision Day matchup between the two sides to conclude the 2019 MLS regular season. Home field advantage in the postseason is on the line on Decision Day, as teams one through four in each conference are assured to play at home in the single-elimination 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 61/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 8/0), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf/GER; 16/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 8/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 8/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 13/2), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 10/0), Matt Miazga (Reading/ENG; 17/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 36/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 59/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 150/17), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 11/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 15/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 32/13), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 16/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 20/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 3/0)
FORWARDS (7): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 115/42), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 28/5), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 4/0), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas/TUR; 7/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 35/6), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 9/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 53/10)