Sargent earns recall as Pulisc, Balogun and Adams headline USA´s preliminary Copa America squad


United States coach Gregg Berhalter has named a 27-man preliminary squad forward of the Copa America.

Josh Sargent, the Norwich Metropolis ahead, has earned a recall to the USA squad for the upcoming friendlies towards Brazil and Colombia, and is ready to function for his nation for the primary time since 2022.

With first-choice right-back Sergino Dest injured, in the meantime, Berhalter has turned to Nashville SC’s Shaq Moore in defence.

Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, Matt Turner, Weston McKennie and Brendan Aaronson are among the many established names to function.

Former Arsenal ahead Folarin Balogun, who opted to symbolize the USA relatively than England, has additionally made the minimize, as has Coventry Metropolis’s Haji Wright, who has had a robust season in England’s second tier.

Berhalter defined Sargent had been known as as much as give him an alternative choice in assault, with Wright seen primarily as a large choice.

“Between their membership type and what they’ve achieved for the nationwide workforce up to now, we expect it’s a proficient group of strikers,” he stated.

Giovanni Reyna, the 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacker who has been on mortgage at Nottingham Forest since January, has additionally been included, regardless of a feud between Berhalter and the playmaker’s household within the wake of the World Cup.

Antonee Robinson has had one other spectacular season with Fulham, and has been known as up alongside club-mate Tim Ream.

Former Manchester Metropolis goalkeeper Zack Steffen was a notable omission, as had been MLS stars Jesus Ferreira and Jordan Morris.

“This summer time presents a chance for us to progress and develop as a workforce as we proceed to construct in the direction of the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” Berhalter stated.

“We have now a proficient group of gamers and are excited in regards to the alternative to compete towards a few of the finest groups on the planet.”

Berhalter will minimize down his squad after the friendlies, with Copa hosts USA taking over Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia in Group C.



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