Dwyer, Zusi, Besler named to US Men's National Team

Dwyer, Zusi, Besler named to US Men's National Team

Dwyer, Zusi, Besler named to US Men's National Team

There's good balance at every position, we can play a number of ways.

The players began reporting to the training camp today ahead of a warm-up game against Ghana in East Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to kicking off the tournament, the US will host Ghana in a tune-up friendly this Saturday inside Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

In announcing the roster, Arena noted its blend of experienced, veteran players along with the crop of newcomers. A player may be replaced on the roster up to 24 hours prior a team's first match of the group phase in the case of injury. Teams are allowed to make six changes to their roster between the group stage and the knockout round.

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, who is in the process of switching his national team eligibility from Mexico to the USA, was also not called, as he's still waiting for Federation Internationale de Football Association to approve his worldwide switch. Players like DaMarcus Beasley and Pablo Mastroeni (2002), Jimmy Conrad, Clint Dempsey and Oguchi Onyewu (2005), Stuart Holden and Clarence Goodson (2009), Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez (2013), have parlayed this opportunity into achieving their World Cup dream.EXPERIENCE AT THE CORE ...

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"It's an incredible honor to represent the United States for the first time, and I want to thank everyone who has helped me make this goal a reality", Dwyer said. "These players will push to position themselves to be a big part of things moving forward". Zardes earned his first ever call up to his country in January 2015 before going on to tie the record for most appearances by a player in their first year with the USMNT (19). Bruce Arena's roster has some interesting names, the result of his choice to give the regulars playing club soccer in Europe a break.

The U.S. has won the tournament five times, most recently in 2013. "And we have to piece it all together in a short period of time".

The U.S. Men's National Team roster for the upcoming Gold Cup has been released.

Sean Johnson is returning to global action as the New York City FC goalkeeper has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team for the upcoming Gold Cup. In 13 previous editions, the US is 51-8-8 all-time, advancing to the Final nine times and the Semifinals on 12 occasions.

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