USA World Cup 2022 roster: USMNT final 26-Man squad on USA national football team roster for Qatar


With the nightmare of the failed qualification to the 2018 World Cup officially put to bed, USMNT fans can look forward to the big dance once again. And now they know the 26 players who will take them there.

USA National Team manager Gregg Berhalter named his final roster on Wednesday, November 9, and there were a few surprises.

Veteran Fulham defender Tim Ream made his mark, as did Seattle Sounders duo Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris. Nashville right fielder Shaq Moore and teenager Joe Scally beat Reggie Cannon. And Haji Wright and Josh Sargent came in ahead of Union Berlin’s Jordan Pefok and Groningen’s Ricardo Pepi, with the latter just starting to turn the tables on loan in the Netherlands.

“It was a really difficult conversation that I had to have with him [Pepi],” Berhalter told ESPN during the unveiling. “He scored three goals in World Cup qualifying and he won’t be part of the programme. Josh [Sargent] is competing in the [England] Championship and played in the Premier League last year. We play Wales and England and both teams are stocked with players from those leagues.

“Haji Wright is in great form playing for his team in Turkey and Jesus Ferreira has been good for us and he understands the game plan and how to execute it,” continued Berhalter. “Haji Wright is in better shape than Jordan Pefok right now.

The exclusion of goaltender Zack Steffen, who was the No. 1 goaltender for the USMNT earlier in the cycle, was surprising.

“I think in some cases it’s more about what we have than what we don’t have,” Berhalter said of the goaltending situation, without specifically mentioning Steffen. “With three goalies on the roster, we feel great.”

USMNT World Cup roster for Qatar 2022

Here are all 26 players on Gregg Berhalter’s final list:


Position Player Club Age Caps 2022 World Cup
GK Ethan Horvath Luton Town (ENG) 27 8 0
GK Sean Johnson NYCFC (USA) 33 10 0
GK Matt Turner Arsenal (ENG) 28 18 7
DEF Tim Ream Fulham (ENG) 35 46 1
DEF Cameron Carter-Vickers Celtic (SCO) 24 10 0
DEF Sergino Dest AC Milan (ITA) 21 17 6
DEF Aaron Long NY Red Bulls (USA) 30 29 2
DEF Shaq Moore Nashville SC (USA) 26 15 4
DEF Antonee Robinson Fulham (ENG) 25 28 13
DEF Joe Scally Gladbach (GER) 19 2 0
DEF DeAndre Yedlin Inter Miami (USA) 29 74 9
DEF Walker Zimmerman Nashville SC (USA) 29 31 10
MID Kellyn Acosta LAFC (USA) 27 52 13
MID Tyler Adams Leeds United (ENG) 23 19 13
MID Weston McKennie Juventus (ITA) 24 34 7
MID Yunus Musah Valencia (SPA) 19 18 10
MID Cristian Roldan Seattle Sonders (USA) 27 32 5
MID Brenden Aaronson Leeds United (ENG) 21 21 11
MID Luca de la Torre Celta Vigo (SPA) 24 12 4
FWD Gio Reyna Borussia Dortmund (GER) 19 11 3
FWD Jesus Ferreira FC Dallas (USA) 21 12 6
FWD Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders (USA) 27 47 6
FWD Haji Wright Antalyaspor (TUR) 24 3 0
FWD Christian Pulisic Chelsea (ENG) 24 50 10
FWD Josh Sargent Norwich City (ENG) 22 19 3
FWD Timothy Weah LOSC Lille (FRA) 22 24 9

Berhalter indicated that three players heading to Qatar with injuries are progressing well.

“Weston McKennie’s prognosis is that he’s going to come to the World Cup in a good way,” Berhalter said about the Juventus midfielder. “Luca de la Torre is recovering from his hamstring injury. And Matt Turner is OK and was on the bench for his cup game.”

Chris Richards and Miles Robinson were two players who missed the World Cup with long-term injuries. Here are the 26 players that did make it on the plane to Qatar.

  • United States projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Turner (GK) — A. Robinson, Carter-Vickers, Zimmerman, Dest — Adams, McKennie, Musah — Pulisic, Ferreira, Aaronson.

USMNT World Cup roster cuts and omissions

Position Player Club Age Caps 2022 World Cup
GK Josh Cohen Maccabi Haifa (ISR) 30 0 0
GK Stefan Frei Seattle Sounders (USA) 36 0 0
GK Brad Guzan** Atlanta United (USA) 38 64 0
GK Gabriel Slonina Chicago Fire (USA)* 18 0 0
GK Zack Steffen Middlesbrough (ENG)* 27 29 6
DEF George Bello Arminia Bielefeld (BEL) 20 7 2
DEF Mark McKenzie KRC Genk (BEL) 23 8 2
DEF Chris Richards** Crystal Palace (ENG) 22 6 5
DEF Miles Robinson** Atlanta United (USA) 25 21 11
DEF James Sands Rangers (SCO) 22 7 1
DEF Reggie Cannon Boavista (POR)
DEF Erik Palmer-Brown Troyes (FRA)
DEF Sam Vines** Royal Antwerp (BEL) 23 9 0
MID Johnny Cardoso Internacional (BRA) 21 4 0
MID Sebastian Lletget FC Dallas (USA) 30 33 4
MID Djordje Mihailovic CF Montreal (CAN) 23 6 0
MID Malik Tillman Rangers (SCO) 20 2 0
FWD Konrad de la Fuente Olympiakos (GRE)* 21 3 2
FWD Matthew Hoppe Middlesbrough (ENG) 21 6 1
FWD Jordan Pefok Union Berlin (GER) 26 9 3
FWD Ricardo Pepi Groningen (NED)
FWD Brandon Vazquez FC Cincinnati (USA) 24 0 0
FWD Gyasi Zardes Colorado Rapids (USA) 31 68 5

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