SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill is among 23 players called to the U.S. National Team by head coach Gregg Berhalter for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Yueill, 24, has made 11 prior appearances for the U.S. National Team, most recently helping the Americans win the Concacaf Nations League last month. He has made 97 appearances for San Jose since being selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, tallying six goals and 10 assists and earning the team’s Young Player of the Year award in 2019 and 2020.
The U.S. opens Group B play on Sunday, July 11 against the team that advances from the Preliminary Round (6 p.m. PT; FS1, Univision, TUDN). On Thursday, July 15, the USMNT faces Martinique for the third time in confederation championship history (7 p.m. PT; FS1, UniMás, TUDN), before closing out the opening phase against northern neighbor Canada on Sunday, July 18 (2 p.m. PT; FOX, Univision, TUDN).
“Our priority is to win the Gold Cup. Anytime we're competing for a trophy, we want to win it,” Berhalter said. “It's going to take a good effort by the group, but it's certainly a focus of ours. We know the games are going to be difficult, and as we looked at the roster for this tournament, we focused on guys who are in form and can help the team win.”
The USMNT is part of Group B in the Gold Cup along with Canada, Martinique and a team that will be determined through the 2021 Gold Cup Preliminary. The USA will play all of its group matches at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City.
Based on the outcome of the Gold Cup Preliminary Round, the remaining team in Group B could be one of four possibilities: Barbados, Bermuda, Haiti or St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Prelims Round will run from July 2-6 at in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The United States has lifted the Concacaf Gold Cup six times, most recently in the 2017 edition. The USMNT won the inaugural tournament in 1991 before being crowned regional champions again in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2013.
USMNT GOLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):**
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United; 64/0),Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 1/0)**
DEFENDERS (8): **George Bello (Atlanta United; 1/0), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 18/1), Shaq Moore (Tenerife/ESP; 5/0), Donovan Pines (D.C. United; 0/0), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 3/1), James Sands (New York City FC; 0/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; 3/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 14/2)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 31/2), Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 24/7), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 20/0), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers; 0/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 12/0)
FORWARDS: (6): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 35/8), Daryl Dike (Orlando City; 3/1), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen/FRA; 3/2), Matthew Hoppe (Schalke/GER; 0/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 7/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew; 56/12)