Saturday, July 24, 2021

USMNT Gold Cup depth chart: Projecting who Gregg Berhalter could select

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US Soccer is set to release the preliminary, 60-man roster for this summer’s Concacaf Gold Cup at the end of the week.

The final 23-man roster for this summer’s tournament, which Mexico won back in 2019 and the US last won in 2017, will most likely come in the next two weeks. The tournament itself kicks off on July 10.

US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter has intimated that he won’t be calling up players from the Concacaf Nations League camp for this tournament, and there are multiple good and varied reasons for that:

1) It wouldn’t be fair to ask club teams to release players for extended periods twice in the same summer. Maintaining a good relationship with clubs is important, and Berhalter, as well as Brian McBride and Earnie Stewart, have a pretty clear grasp on that.

2) The Gold Cup overlaps with preseason for most of Europe . . .

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