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USMNT fills out roster for January friendlies

Nov 29, 2022; Doha, Qatar; United States goalkeeper Sean Johnson warms up ahead of a group stage match against Iran during the 2022 World Cup at Al Thumama Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. men’s national team called up 24 players for the annual January camp Wednesday as the buildup for the 2026 World Cup gets underway.

The roster, featuring 15 active MLS players, will play friendlies against Serbia on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles and versus Colombia on Jan. 28 in Carson, Calif.

Five members of the Qatar World Cup roster return: goaltender Sean Johnson, defenders Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman, midfielder Kellyn Acosta and forward Jesus Ferreira.

Thirteen players are seeking their first cap and 11 will be attending their first USMNT camp, where interim coach Anthony Hudson takes over after the expiration of head coach Gregg Berhalter’s deal.

GOALKEEPERS: Roman Celentano – FC Cincinnati (MLS), Sean Johnson – Unattached, Gaga Slonina – Chelsea (England)

DEFENDERS: Jonathan Gomez – Real Sociedad (Spain), Julian Gressel – Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS), DeJuan Jones – New England Revolution (MLS), Aaron Long – LAFC (MLS), Jalen Neal – LA Galaxy (MLS), Sam Rogers – Rosenborg (Norway), John Tolkin – New York Red Bulls (MLS), Walker Zimmerman – Nashville SC (MLS)

MIDFIELDERS: Paxten Aaronson – Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Kellyn Acosta – LAFC (MLS), Aidan Morris – Columbus Crew (MLS), Paxton Pomykal – FC Dallas (MLS), Alan SoƱora – Unattached, Eryk Williamson – Portland Timbers (MLS)

FORWARDS: Paul Arriola – FC Dallas (MLS), Cade Cowell – San Jose Earthquakes (MLS), Jesus Ferreira – FC Dallas (MLS), Matthew Hoppe – Middlesbrough (England), Emmanuel Sabbi – Odense (Denmark), Brandon Vazquez – FC Cincinnati (MLS), Alejandro Zendejas – Club America (Mexico)

–Field Level Media