SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell is among 24 players called to the United States Men’s National Team for the annual January training camp. Cowell, 19, is the youngest non-goalkeeper on the roster, and second-youngest player overall.
The training camp will kick off Jan. 21 before the USMNT faces fellow 2022 World Cup participant Serbia on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles (7 p.m. PT; HBO Max, Universo, Peacock, Telemundo App) and South American power Colombia on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. (4:30 p.m. PT; TNT, Telemundo, Peacock, Telemundo App).
Cowell has made 81 regular season appearances for the Earthquakes since signing a Homegrown Player contract ahead of the 2019 MLS season. After a breakout season in 2021, in which he tallied five goals and six assists in 33 appearances, Cowell concluded the 2022 season with three goals, five assists and a career-high 15 starts in 31 appearances. Internationally, Cowell has represented the United States at the U16, U17, U20 and U23 levels, while making his lone senior team appearance in a friendly vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 19, 2021.
“We are thrilled with the group of players we’ve been able to put together for this camp,” USMNT assistant coach Anthony Hudson said. “The annual January Camp gives us a chance to look at some real high potential young players as well as some dual nationals we have been following. The focus has been on identifying positions within our team that need more depth. We are also leaning on some of our veteran players for their experience on the field as well as to socialize the younger players into the incredible culture we have built within the squad. We know from history that many players who get their first national team opportunity in this window go on to make a World Cup roster, so we want them to make the most of it.”
USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB/COUNTRY; CAPS/GOALS) - JANUARY CAMP
GOALKEEPERS (3): Roman Celentano (FC Cincinnati; 0/0), Sean Johnson (Unattached; 10/0), Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Jonathan Gómez (Real Sociedad/ESP; 1/0), Julian Gressel (Vancouver Whitecaps/CAN; 0/0), DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution; 0/0), Aaron Long (LAFC; 29/3), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Sam Rogers (Rosenborg/NOR; 0/0), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 37/3)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Paxten Aaronson (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; 0/0), Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 55/2), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew; 0/0), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; 1/0), Alan Soñora (Unattached; 0/0), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers; 4/0)
FORWARDS (7): Paul Arriola (FC Dallas; 48/10), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; 1/0), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 16/7), Matthew Hoppe (Middlesbrough/ENG; 6/1), Emmanuel Sabbi (Odense/DEN; 0/0), Brandon Vazquez (FC Cincinnati; 0/0), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America/MEX; 0/0)