US Men's Soccer Roster & Friendlies, Brazil & Mexico

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Dave Sarachan the US Men's National team head coach has revealed his roster for the upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Mexico. He decided to go with a younger squad the 24-man roster consists of an average of 23 and looks like he is certainly preparing for the future.  

In a team statement Sarachan said “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. 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.”

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Players on the roster hail from clubs in nine different countries. While 20 players in this group have been part of an MNT roster in 2018, three players that have made some big contributions in the past will make their first camp appearance of the year. John Brooks and Kellyn Acosta both are back in camp for the first time since last November’s 1-1 draw at Portugal. Sebastian Lletget the LA Galaxy midfielder returns to the national team since his foot injury in March 2017.

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It will be interesting to see how this young squad performs against five time World Cup Champions Brazil and regional rival Mexico. The team will first take on Brazil on Sept. 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (7:30 pm ET) before heading to Nashville to face Mexico at Nissan Stadium on Sept. 11 (8:30 pm ET ).