FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2022) – The U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) will soon face its group to determine their fate in Qatar: Wales on Monday, November 21 at 2 PM CT, England on November 25 at 2 PM CT, and Iran on November 29 at 2 PM CT.
US Youth Soccer (USYS) has a noticeable theme amongst those on the U.S. Men’s National Team roster, with 14 of the 26 (54%) having ties to USYS programs and its 54 State Associations.
Most of the players on the squad, including DeAndre Yedlin, developed their skills as members of the USYS Olympic Development Program (ODP), the nation's original player identification program that has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 30 years.
DeAndre Yedlin, a former US Youth Soccer ODP star and the only player on the U.S. Men’s National Team roster that has FIFA World Cup experience, is now the veteran after being the second youngest member on the 2014 roster.
Walker Zimmerman, a top scorer in the 2009-2010 US Youth Soccer National League season, will aim to make a strong impression at his first World Cup. Zimmerman was selected by FC Dallas in 2013 as the seventh overall pick in the MLS (Major League Soccer) SuperDraft and has since appeared for the U.S. Men’s National Team 31 times since his debut in 2017.
Jordan Morris, a former two-time top scorer in US Youth Soccer National League, became the first college player in 19 years to earn a cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team -- and scored in his first international start against Mexico in 2015.
U.S. Men’s National Team – 2022 World Cup Roster by Position
- Ethan Horvath*
- Sean Johnson
- Matt Turner~
- Brenden Aaronson
- Kellyn Acosta*
- Tyler Adams~
- Luca de la Torre
- Weston McKennie*~
- Yunus Musah
- Cristian Roldan
- Cameron Carter-Vickers
- Sergino Dest
- Aaron Long
- Shaq Moore*
- Tim Ream*
- Antonee Robinson
- Joe Scally*~
- DeAndre Yedlin*_
- Walker Zimmerman^
- Jesus Ferreira
- Jordan Morris^_
- Christian Pulisic
- Gio Reyna_
- Josh Sargent
- Tim Weah~
- Haji Wright*
*- US Youth Soccer ODP
^ - US Youth Soccer National League
~ - US Youth Soccer State Associations
_ - US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
For more information on US Youth Soccer’s alumni, click here.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators,
coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.