NEW YORK (Nov. 9, 2022) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter has selected the 26 players that will represent the United States at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, set for Nov. 20-Dec. 18 in Qatar.
After the USA became the youngest nation to qualify for Qatar 2022 this spring, a total of 25 of 26 players have been selected to their first World Cup roster and will aim to make their debuts on the global stage.
“We are excited to take this group to compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” Berhalter said. “Final roster decisions are always difficult, and we appreciate everyone’s contributions who helped us get to this point. We believe we have a talented group, a strong team spirit, and one that is ready to compete. We are extremely proud and honored to represent the United States and appreciate all the amazing support from our fans as we head to Qatar.”
USMNT Roster For 2022 FIFA World Cup
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town/ENG; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; Lilburn, Ga.), Matt Turner (Arsenal/ENG; Park Ridge, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (9): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; Southend-on-Sea, England), Sergiño Dest (AC Milan/ITA; Almere, Netherlands), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; Oak Hills, Calif.), Shaq Moore (Nashville SC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; St. Louis, Mo.), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; Liverpool, England), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; Lake Grove, N.Y.), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami CF; Seattle, Wash.), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United/ENG; Medford, N.J.), Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; Plano, Texas), Tyler Adams (Leeds United/ENG; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; San Diego, Calif.), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; Little Elm, Texas), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; London, England), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; Pico Rivera, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; Mercer Island, Wash.), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; Hershey, Pa.), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; Bedford, N.Y.), Josh Sargent (Norwich City/ENG; O’Fallon, Mo.), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; Rosedale, N.Y.), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor/TUR; Los Angeles, Calif.)
Select Player Quotes:
Brenden Aaronson (Midfielder –Leeds United –Medford, N.J.)“There’s not a lot of words to use. I mean, I’m just so excited and I’m so grateful to be a part of the National Team. It’s always an honor to represent the country, especially on the World Cup level. It’s unreal.”
Kellyn Acosta (Midfielder –LAFC –Plano, Texas)“Making the World Cup team is a childhood dream become reality. It’s a special moment for myself, for my family andthe community that I was raised in. For me, this is one of the biggest accomplishments of my career. And to represent something that’s bigger than myself, a whole country, in the world’s biggest tournament, it’s just indescribable. I’m super grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to represent the U.S. well.”
Tyler Adams (Midfielder –Leeds United –Wappingers Falls, N.Y.)”For me, representing your country is the biggest honor you can receive. When I received the news I would be heading to Qatar, I was immediately proud to have the chance to represent our country and my family on the world’s biggest stage for a footballer.”
Sergiño Dest (Defender -AC Milan –Almere, Netherlands)“Making the World Cup roster means a lot, of course. It’s my dream. It’s a dream come true and I can finallyfulfill it. I’ve worked my whole life for this moment and now I’m able to represent the U.S. at the World Cup in Qatar. I cannot be more proud.”
Ethan Horvath (Goalkeeper –Luton Town –Highlands Ranch, Colo.)“Making the World Cup roster means everything to me. Ever since being a little kid, it’s always been a dream of mine to be able to hopefully one day go to a World Cup. Now that that dream has become a reality, I’m very much honored to be able to go to this World Cup and I’m very honored to be able to represent the country.”
Weston McKennie (Midfielder –Juventus –Little Elm, Texas)“It was a reaction of relief. As much as I’ve been involved with the team since the beginning of the four-year cycle and I feel like I’ve always been around, it’s still different hearing it and to finally just have that weight off your shoulder, to be like, OK, I’m on the roster officially. As much as maybe people may say, ‘Oh you’ll make the roster, yeah, it’s for sure,’ this and that, nothing’s ever given, nothing’s ever secure until it’s set in stone. Just getting the call was awesome.”
Tim Ream (Defender –Fulham –St. Louis,Mo.)“Obviously it’s a proud moment for myself, for my family. A little bit unexpected in certain ways, not having been really heavily involved over the past year and the back half of qualifying, Like I said, I’m really proud, really happy, really excitedto be a part of the group and represent the U.S. in what is the pinnacle of our sport and be at a World Cup. It’s a dream come true and something that you never expect or fully expect that you’re going to have that opportunity, so it’s one I’m grateful for.”
Walker Zimmerman (Defender –Nashville SC -Lawrenceville, Ga.)“It sounds cliché, but it really is a dream come true. This is the byproduct of so much sacrifice and hard work from everyone that’s on this roster, including myself. I’m really proud, proud to be a part of this team and this moment, proud that all the hard work over the past 25 years has paid off. I can’t wait to get to Qatar and ready to rock and roll.”
Playing in its 11th FIFA World Cup and eighth of the last nine, the USMNT will go up against the tournament’s strongest overall group in Qatar. Drawn into Group B alongside Wales, England and IR Iran, the four nations hold an average rank of 15.
The 2022 World Cup, the first to be held in the Middle East, features 32 nations divided into eight groups of four teams and will be the last tournament played with the 32-team format. After group play from Nov. 21-29, the top two finishers in each group will advance to the knockout stage of the competition from Dec. 3-18. All 64 matches of the tournament will be played in eight state-of-the-art stadiums in Qatar, with all venues within an hour drive of the capital of Doha.
Team USA will kick off its World Cup campaign against Wales on Monday, Nov. 21 at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan (2 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo), faces one of the tournament favorites England on Friday, Nov. 25 at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor (2 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo) and wraps up the group stage against IR Iran on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha (2 p.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo).