USMNT roster players for Gold Cup 2023 for CONCACAF continental competition


With all key starters called up for the CONCACAF Nations League Final 4 in mid-June, there were not many top stars left to take part in the 2023 Gold Cup as the USMNT selected a “B Team” roster of mostly fringe players.

The main stage of the Gold Cup will be held from June 24 to July 16, with the United States opening the tournament against Jamaica on the first day of the competition.

The first game comes just six days after the Nations League final in which the USA defeated Canada, and with such a short turnaround, interim head coach BJ Callaghan decided to rotate most of the participants.

As the defending champions of the competition, the United States will be hoping to stay on top of the Gold Cup mountain, as the competition has not had a back-to-back winner since Mexico reached the summit in 2009 and 2011.

USMNT roster for 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The USA Gold Cup roster features just five players that remain from the 23-man Nations League roster, two of them goalkeepers. Instead, the squad features mostly new call-ups for the competition, with inexperienced or fringe players given a chance to shine.

The holdovers from the Nations League are Sean Johnson, Matt Turner, Miles Robinson, Alan Sonora, and Alex Zendejas.

The roster also features exciting prospects Gaga Slonina and winger Cade Cowell who are fresh off their quarterfinal appearance at the U-20 World Cup. Jalen Neal, who was denied a spot on the U-20 World Cup roster by his club LA Galaxy, was also called in, with the MLS side now forced to release him for this senior international window.

The only player over the age of 30 on the roster is goalkeeper Sean Johnson, while there are nine players 22 years old or younger.

Pos Name Age Club Caps
GK Sean Johnson 34 Toronto FC (USA) 12
GK Gaga Slonina 19 Chelsea (ENG) 1
GK Matt Turner 28 Arsenal (ENG) 26
DEF DeJuan Jones 25 New England Rev (USA) 2
DEF Aaron Long 30 LAFC (USA) 32
DEF Matt Miazga 27 FC Cincinnati (USA) 23
DEF Jalen Neal 19 LA Galaxy (USA) 2
DEF Bryan Reynolds 21 AS Roma (ITA) 3
DEF Miles Robinson 26 Atlanta United (USA) 21
DEF John Tolkin 20 NY Red Bulls (USA) 1
DEF DeAndre Yedlin 29 Inter Miami (USA) 78
MID Gianluca Busio 21 Venezia (ITA) 9
MID Djordje Mihailovic 24 AZ Alkmaar (NED) 6
MID Aidan Morris 21 Columbus Crew (USA) 2
MID Cristian Roldan 28 Seattle Sounders (USA) 32
MID James Sands 22 NYCFC (USA) 8
MID Alan Sonora 24 FC Juarez (MEX) 2
FWD Cade Cowell 19 San Jose Earthquakes (USA) 3
FWD Jesus Ferreira 22 FC Dallas (USA) 18
FWD Julian Gressel 29 Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN) 2
FWD Jordan Morris 28 Seattle Sounders (USA) 52
FWD Brandon Vazquez 24 FC Cincinnati (USA) 3
FWD Alex Zendejas 25 Club America (MEX) 3

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