USA BETTER GET PAST QUARTERS AS IT HOSTS COPA SOCCER!

By Kathy Burke

The 2024 Copa America continues tonight with a pair of First Round Group Stage matches at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

In Group A action, Peru and Canada square off in Kansas with the matchup beginning at 6 p.m. ET. At 9 p.m. ET, Chile and Argentina lock horns in New Jersey. Both matches can be viewed on streamed on FOX Sports 1.

Spectators across the globe are jumping to bet on soccer on all the upcoming matches.

The United States men face a critical summer as they host the Copa America through July 14 with the CONMEBOL championship to be played on U.S. soil as a tune-up event for the 2026 World Cup in two years.

The Yanks beat Bolivia last Sunday and match up next with Panama on Thursday night in Atlanta.

With Gregg Berhalter and U.S. Soccer prioritizing this tournament, the U.S. Men’s National Team coaching staff has called up a full-strength squad, filled with players playing in Europe’s top-five leagues as well as with plenty of World Cup experience. Eighteen of the 26 players on the roster were on the USMNT’s 2022 World Cup roster and all together, the squad has an average of 27 caps.

Aside from being a World Cup warmup, though, this tournament is a chance for the U.S. to gain valuable minutes against world-class opposition and earn international acclaim in one of the top international competitions around.

Reaching past the quarterfinals of this competition will be of paramount importance to the United States, and thus bringing the best players available was a top priority for Berhalter and his staff.

Below is the 26-man roster for the United States at the 2024 Copa America.

Pos Name Club Age Caps
GK Ethan Horvath Cardiff City (ENG)* 29 9
GK Sean Johnson Toronto FC (USA) 35 13
GK Matt Turner Nottingham Forest (ENG) 29 42
DEF Cameron Carter-Vickers Celtic (SCO) 26 18
DEF Kristoffer Lund Palermo (ITA) 21 3
DEF Mark McKenzie Genk (BEL) 25 13
DEF Shaq Moore Nashville SC (USA) 27 19
DEF Tim Ream Fulham (ENG) 36 59
DEF Chris Richards Crystal Palace (ENG) 23 20
DEF Antonee Robinson Fulham (ENG) 26 44
DEF Miles Robinson FC Cincinnati (USA) 26 29
DEF Joe Scally Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) 21 12
MID Tyler Adams Bournemouth (ENG) 25 39
MID Johnny Cardoso Real Betis (SPA) 22 14
MID Luca de la Torre Celta Vigo (SPA) 25 21
MID Weston McKennie Juventus (ITA) 25 54
MID Yunus Musah AC Milan (ITA) 21 38
MID Gio Reyna Nottingham Forest (ENG)* 21 29
MID Malik Tillman PSV Eindhoven (NED) 21 12
FWD Brenden Aaronson Union Berlin (GER) 23 41
FWD Folarin Balogun AS Monaco (FRA) 22 13
FWD Ricardo Pepi PSV Eindhoven (NED) 21 25
FWD Christian Pulisic AC Milan (ITA) 25 69
FWD Josh Sargent Norwich City (ENG) 24 23
FWD Tim Weah Juventus (ITA) 24 40
FWD Haji Wright Coventry City (ENG) 26 11

 

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