Jesus Ferreira called into USMNT for qualifiers

US Men’s National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has called up 28 players for a camp in Columbus, Ohio, in preparation for three Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers in late January and early February. FC Dallas striker Jesus Ferreira has been named into the squad.

The USMNT will face El Salvador on January 27th at Lower.com Field in Columbus (7 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMás, TUDN), Canada in Hamilton, Ontario, on January 30th (3 p.m. ET; Paramount+, Telemundo, Universo), and Honduras on February 2nd at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, TUDN).

The game-day roster for World Cup Qualifiers may only include 23 players.

Also of potential interest to FC Dallas fans is the selection of Academy products Reggie Cannon, Chris Richards, Kellyn Acosta, Weston McKennie, and Ricardo Pepi. Possible future Dallas player Paul Arriolathe subject of an agreement in principle for a trade from DC United – was also selected.

DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB/COUNTRY; CAPS/GOALS)

GOALKEEPERS (4): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 26/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 13/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 22/1), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 15/2), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United; 1/0), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 8/0), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim/GER; 6/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 19/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 15/3), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR; 71/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 23/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 45/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 22/1), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED; 4/0), Sebastian Lletget (New England Revolution; 33/8), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 28/8), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 11/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 30/0)

FORWARDS (8): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 15/5), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 42/8), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 5/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 40/10), Ricardo Pepi (Augsburg/GER; 7/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 42/17), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 18/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew; 66/14)

CONCACAF Qualification standings as of January 21, 2022. (Courtesy US Soccer)

5 Comments

  1. off topic but wanted to respond to something about GAM on the podcast.

    It’s claimed that GAM expires, but there is really no support for that contention. According to the MLS Roster Rules which MLS puts out every year, there is no mention of GAM expiring and there never has been. TAM expires after 4 transfer windows. https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/2021-mls-roster-rules-and-regulations

    There was an article in 2017 on the MLS website that claimed that GAM did in fact expire https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/stejskal-where-and-how-johannsson-might-wind-mls-duka-move.
    But i’ve never seen anything official or independently brought out to support this. I find it hard to believe that MLS would hide the fact that GAM expires if it really did – what would they gain by it?

    Additionally, there is no mention that GAM acquired via other routes (trade or player sales) has an expiration. It might be possible that the annual allotment has an expiration date but GAM acquired via other sources does not.

    All this to say that i think it is highly likely that Dallas is sitting on a boatload of GAM from their recent transfers which makes it easier for them to aggressively go after a player like Arriola.

      1. Interesting. I wonder if now the league is changing its view on GAM to allow teams more financial flexibility. It’s not like it can be used outside the league so every team is going to use it eventually.

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