The U.S. Men’s National Team faces Bosnia and Herzegovina tonight in Carson, Calif. It is the first match of 2018 and will feature a lot of new names for the United States.
January camps tend to have less experienced players and do not call in most players based in Europe but this camp has fewer veterans than normal. The U.S. called in a lot of players with little experience as they start to rebuild for the future.
The effort to build the players for the future and looking to put the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup behind them has resulted in twenty players that are 24 and under, 15 players without a cap and ten that it is their first time on the senior roster.
Sporting Kansas City and MLS Defender of the Year Ike Opara could earn his first cap tonight.
In addition to Opara, former Sporting KC forward CJ Sapong is on the U.S. roster and could earn his 4th cap. Sporting KC Academy and Sporting Iowa product Elvir Ibisevic was called up for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
U.S. MNT Roster by Position (Club; Caps/Goals):
DEFENDERS (9): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN; 3/0), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City; 0/0), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN; 0/0), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club; 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 15/2), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Ian Harkes (D.C. United; 0/0), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 1/0), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution; 3/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 2/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 37/6)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 27/3), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 24/5), Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; 3/0), CJ Sapong (Philadelphia Union; 3/0)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kenan Pirić (HSK Zrinjski; 0/0), Ibrahim Šehić (FC Qarabag/AZE; 6/0), Nemanja Trjulja (FK Borac Banja Luka; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Almir Bekić (FK Sarajevo; 1/0), Daniel Graovac (FK Željezničar; 1/0), Marko Mihojević (FK Sarajevo; 0/0), Besim Šerbečić (FK Radnik Bijeljina; 0/0), Darko Todorović (FK Sloboda Tuzla; 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Dino Beširevic (FK Radnik Bijeljina; 0/0), Marijan Ćavar (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; 0/0), Zoran Kvrižic (HNK Rijeka/CRO; 3/0), Stjepan Lončar (NK Široki Breijeg; 0/0), Haris Medunjanin (Philadelphia Union/USA; 55/11), Elvis Sarić (FK Sarajevo; 0/0), Adnan Šećerović (FK Mladost Doboj Kakanj; 0/0), Ognjen Todorović (HSK Zrinjski; 0/0), Tomislav Tomić (NK Olimpija Ljubljana/SVN; 0/0), Goran Zakarić (FK Željezničar; 1/0)
FORWARDS (5): Mersudin Ahmetović (FK Sarajevo; 0/0), Nemanja Bilbija (HSK Zrinjski; 0/0), Elvir Coljić (FK Krupa; 0/0), Elvir Ibisevic (University of Nebraska-Omaha; 0/0), Luka Menalo (NK Široki Brijeg; 0/0)
United States lineup: TBA
Bosnia and Herzegovina lineup: TBA
How to Watch
Time: 8:30 p.m. CT, 6:30 p.m. PT
Available TV: FOX Sports 1, UniMas, Univision Deportes