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Weston McKennie included in USMNT roster for June matches

Jan 30, 2022; Hamilton, Ontario, CAN;  United States forward Weston McKennie (8) plays a pass against Canada during a CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Qualifier soccer match at Tim Hortons Field. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Midfielder Weston McKennie will make his return to the U.S. men’s national team in June after missing time with a broken foot.

McKennie was one of 27 players that coach Gregg Berhalter named to the USMNT roster for four matches in June — two friendlies on home soil and two CONCACAF Nations League matches.

McKennie suffered the injury while playing in Italy for his club, Juventus. It caused him to miss the final qualifying window for the 2022 World Cup, though the Americans were able to punch their ticket to the tournament despite his absence.

McKennie, 23, has made 31 appearances and scored nine goals for the senior national team.

The U.S. will host Morocco in Cincinnati on June 1 and Uruguay in Kansas City, Kan. on June 5 for a pair of friendlies. Then the Americans will face Grenada on June 10 and El Salvador on June 14 as part of the CONCACAF Nations League competition.

Malik Tillman, a Bayern Munich midfielder, was chosen to the USMNT roster for the first time after being approved to change his association from Germany to the U.S. Defender Joe Scally and forward Haji Wright are also in line to earn their first caps for the national team.

The full roster is below:

Goalkeepers (3):
Ethan Horvath
Zack Steffen
Matt Turner

Defenders (9):
George Bello
Reggie Cannon
Cameron Carter-Vickers
Aaron Long
Erik Palmer-Brown
Antonee Robinson
Joe Scally
DeAndre Yedlin
Walker Zimmerman

Midfielders (8):
Kellyn Acosta
Tyler Adams
Luca de la Torre
Weston McKennie
Djordje Mihailovic
Yunus Musah
Cristian Roldan
Malik Tillman

Forwards (7):
Brenden Aaronson
Paul Arriola
Jesus Ferreira
Jordan Morris
Christian Pulisic
Tim Weah
Haji Wright

–Field Level Media