The USA qualified for the Qatar World Cup 2022 by finishing third in the CONCACAF third round of Qualification. They won seven out of their fourteen matches and finished with twenty-five points.
The United States of America have been drawn into Group B along with England, Iran, and Wales.
USA will start their journey in Qatar on November 22 against Wales. Four days later, they will face England. And finally, on 30th November, the USMNT will take on Iran in their final Group game.
Ricardo Pepi excluded from the squad
19-year-old Groningen striker Ricardo Pepi is one of the biggest names who has failed to make the cut for the USA team for the Qatar World Cup 2022. Pepi has been in tremendous form of late.
The striker has scored six goals in nine matches this season. He was also one of the star performers for the United States in the qualifying round. Pepi scored three goals for the USMNT in the World Cup qualification tournament and is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the world.
Another huge name that has missed the list is Middlesbrough goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Throughout the qualifying campaign, Steffen and matta turner fought for the no.1 spot. Although Turner has been selected, Steffen has failed to make the cut.
USA Squad for the Qatar World Cup 2022
Goalkeepers Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Matt Turner (Arsenal)
Defenders Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic), Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Shaq Moore (Nashville SC), Tim Ream (Fulham), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Midfielders Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Kellyn Acosta (Los Angeles FC), Tyler Adams (Leeds United), Luca de ka Torre (Celta de Vigo), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)
Forwards Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Sargent (Norwich City), Tim Weah (Lille), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor)
Notably, this is the second youngest Men’s team that the United States of America have sent to the World Cup. The average age of this side is 25 years and 17 days.