- Mar 31, 2013
Cool to see Miles Robinson getting called in, he's from Arlington, MA. I played against him as a kid at a soccer camp once. Big year for professional athletes from Arlington.
It's college, so who knows, but he made various All-Freshman teams and made PAC-12 First Team.I've never heard of Andrew Thomas before, but apparently he's a Russia/UK/US triple national who played for Watford's youth teams and has previously played for England's U17 cricket team.
Okay, things are getting complicated.
1. USSF has already named a 40-man provisional roster for the Gold Cup
2. Today, they released a joint senior/U23 camp roster for May 26-June 2. There are a few guys from the GC roster (some overage for the U23s) and other non-Gold Cup U23s are there as well.
3. In the first week of June, the complete USMNT camp roster will be announced (some provisional roster guys will never be physically called in).
4. Final 23 man squad is due on June 5.
5. A separate U23 camp will be held from June 10-16.
The joint senior/U23 squad:
*on the GC provisional roster
Bold: U23 eligible
J.T. Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Andrew Thomas (Stanford)
Justin Vom Steeg (LA Galaxy)
Kyle Duncan (NYRB)
*Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham)
*Marlon Fossey (Fulham)
*Omar Gonzalez (Atlas)
*Andrew Gutman (Charlotte Independence)
*Matt Miazga (Chelsea)
*Tim Ream (Fulham)
*Antonee Robinson (Everton)
*Duane Holmes (Derby County)
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Keaton Parks (NYCFC)
Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers)
*Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland)
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
*Joe Gyau (Duisburg)
Josh Perez (LAFC)
*Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen)
Haji Wright (Schalke)
I've never heard of Andrew Thomas before, but apparently he's a Russia/UK/US triple national who played for Watford's youth teams and has previously played for England's U17 cricket team.
They looked sharp on the ball (without creating anything) in the first 10 minutes and it's been pretty bad since.US seems a bit rusty.
Agreed. He's still young, but he hasn't made the strides that I'd hoped he would when Everton named him young player of the year 3(?) years ago. I thought that he was pretty dreadful on the ball today.My excitement meter on Robinson is at about a 6. In other words the jury is still out. Decision making is not great
Yeah, Steffen isn't Peak Tim Howard but he's got the ability to make some eye-popping plays sometimes. Every time I've seen him called into action he seems to have the right footwork and snap decision-making, and I can only recall one soft goal. As long as he's emotionally up for the commitment to the team - which is fair to question after his years-long transfer saga and general propensity to homesickness - then I'm totally down for him being our #1.I think Steffen's there.
It's a headscratcher to leave Sargent off the u20 World Cup roster and then not include him on the Gold Cup roster, particularly when strikers in ahead of him include Zardes & Morris.U.S. MNT GOLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):
GOALKEEPERS (3): 12-Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), 22-Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), 1-Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 9/0)
DEFENDERS (8): 14-Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 10/1), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC/CAN; 50/3), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 3/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 5/0), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 4/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 13/1),
13-Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 29/1), 5-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 6/2)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 145/17), 20-Duane Holmes (Derby County/ENG; 1/0), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 8/1), 10-Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 25/10), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 10/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 16/0)
FORWARDS (6): 17-Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 110/41), 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 22/3), 21-Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 0/0), 18-Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 27/5), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 44/7)
SI's take on Sargent:Still, as Berhalter said following the game, it was a new formation designed to add a bit of versatility and not something on which the USA will be relying.
https://www.si.com/soccer/2019/06/06/usa-gold-cup-squad-roster-pulisic-adams-mckennie-berhalter?utm_source=twitter.com&xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=si-soccerSargent’s absence is the most surprising one of the lot, as the 19-year-old was held out of the ongoing U-20 World Cup in order to play with the senior team. Berhalter had kind words for Sargent after the Jamaica game, during which he got almost no service but still managed to take the USA’s only shot on goal. In the end, however, Altidore, Morris and Zardes (the latter two can also play wide) were preferred.