U.S. mens national team manager Dave Sarachan announced his 24-man roster for the Brazil and Mexico friendlies on Sunday, and one notable was missing.
Christian Pulisic, a star for both the USMNT and German club Borussia Dortmund, was left off the roster. According to the Associated Press, it’s due to injury.
USA-Brazil opens the two-game set on Sept. 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Four days later, the USMNT will face off against Mexico in Nashville.
“For these matches against Brazil and Mexico, the theme remains the same in that we are using the opportunity against these high-powered opponents to continue building on the foundation that we’ve laid,” Sarachan said. “We felt it was right to continue allowing this group to get valuable experience for the big picture that includes competitive matches in the future with the Gold Cup, Olympic Qualifying and World Cup Qualifying.”
Here is the USMNT 24-man squad:
Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 1 (caps)/0 (starts), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 3/0)
John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 33/3), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 4/0), Eric Lichaj (Hull City/ENG; 15/1), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 7/1), Shaq Moore (Reus Deportiu/ESP; 2/0), Tim Parker (New York Red Bulls; 2/0), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; 2/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 52/0)
Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 17/1), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 5/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 16/2), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 10/4), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 3/1), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 4/1), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 3/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; 3/1)
Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED; 2/0), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER; 39/12), Gyasi Zardes (37/6; Columbus Crew SC)
Superstars such as Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Willian (Chelsea), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid), and Alisson (Liverpool) will all be on Brazil’s roster.