CHICAGO (Dec. 8, 2020)—The U.S. Men’s National Team will close out 2020 against regional foe El Salvador at Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Coverage of USA-El Salvador begins at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN News, UniMás and TUDN. Fans will also be able to follow via Twitter @USMNT, Instagram @USMNT, Facebook, and the official U.S. Soccer App.
After the global COVID-19 pandemic put international soccer on pause for much of 2020, Wednesday’s match will mark the third for the USMNT in less than a month. Falling outside of a FIFA fixture date, 20 of the 22 eligible players come from Major League Soccer clubs, comprising a mix of established USMNT veterans along with players eligible to represent the United States in the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship slated for March.
Gregg Berhalter’s youthful roster features 10 players who could make their USMNT debut, while 15 are age-eligible for the Tokyo Olympics next summer.
DETAILED ROSTED BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):
GOALKEEPERS (3): CJ Dos Santos (Benfica/POR; 0/0), Bill Hamid (D.C. United; 7/0), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 17/3), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 12/2)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 23/2), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 16/3), Andrés Perea* (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 7/0)
FORWARDS (7): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0), Efrain Alvarez* (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 33/5), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 5/1), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Sebastian Soto (Telstar/NED; 1/2)
*Players are currently ineligible to represent the United States