US Men's Team Olympic Roster Announced

USMNT Names Roster for Olympic Qualifying

United States Men’s Olympic Team Roster

The United States Men’s Olympic team has announced their roster for the Olympic qualification tournament taking place in Mexico 18-30. The United States team has failed to qualify for the last two Olympics. This has had a trickle down affect with the National team missing out on the last World Cup. We have had a generation of players that missed out on the experience of playing at the Olympics in winner takes all games.

Group A United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.
Group B Canada, El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals and the two teams who reach the final will qualify for the final tournament at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The Olympics are scheduled for July 21 to August 7 in 2021.

Goalkeepers (3)

  • Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union)
  • JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
  • David Ochoa (Real Salt)

Defenders (6)

  • Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy)
  • Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake)
  • Aaron Herrera (Real Salt)
  • Henry Kessler (New England Revolution)
  • Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire FC)
  • Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids)

Midfield (7)

  • Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA)
  • Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United FC)
  • Ulysses Llanez (Heerenveen/NED)
  • Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montreal)
  • Andres Perea (Orlando City SC)
  • Sebastian Saucedo (UNAM Pumas/MEX)
  • Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)

Forwards (4)

  • Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas)
  • Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids)
  • Benji Michel (Orlando City SC)
  • Sebastian Soto (Norwich City/ENG)

Djordje Mihailovic, Ulysses Llanez, and Sebastian Soto are some of the higher-profile young players included in the squad. 11 of the 20 man roster had already had experience playing with the full national team. Mihailovic will be reunited with ex-Chicago Fire teammate Mauricio Pineda.

Jason Kreis is the head coach of the United States U23 teams and also an assistant coach of Inter Miami. Kreis was an assistant coach under Jürgen Klinsmann for the United States men’s national soccer team. He also coached at Orlando City SC, New York City FC, and Real Salt Lake.

Find out more about the United States Men’s team at www.ussoccer.com.