The final 26-player World Cup roster for the United States men’s national team’s will be announced Wednesday in New York City. Gregg Berhalter has several difficult decisions to finalize before we hear the names called from his list. He has serious issues to deal with concerning the form and lack of playing time of critical members of the team like Christian Pulisic and Sergino Dest, but other members like Gio Reyna and Tim Weah are getting back to their best at an important time.
It’s a massive year for the red, white, and blue to prove their ability on a global scale after missing out on the 2018 edition. Back at the center stage of the global spotlight, this World Cup will be the most pressure that some of these players have ever faced.
So how could the roster for the team look? Let’s take a crack:
USMNT roster locks
Note: We had Zack Steffen locked in here, but CBS Sports’ Roger Gonzalez broke the stunning news Tuesday evening that Ethan Horvath and Sean Johnson were getting the other two keeper spots alongside Matt Turner.
When it comes to picking who will make the trip to Qatar, barring an injury or a situation where they’re no longer starters for their team — and for a few players even losing their starting spots at their clubs wouldn’t stop them from going to the World Cup — the players below will almost certainly be on the trip: