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Chicago Fire FC Defender/Midfielder Mauricio Pineda Called up to U.S. Men's National Team

January 24, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

Chicago Fire FC defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda
Chicago Fire FC defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda
(Chicago Fire)

CHICAGO - Chicago Fire FC today announced that defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda has been called up to the U.S. Men's National Team by head coach Gregg Berhalter. The USMNT will face Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday, January 31 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. at 6:00 p.m. CT, live on FS1, UniMás and TUDN.

Earlier this year, Pineda joined U.S. U-23 MNT head coach Jason Kreis's squad for a January training camp that was held in conjunction with the senior USMNT. Following camp, Berhalter elevated several U-23 players, including Pineda, to the full USMNT roster ahead of the match against Trinidad & Tobago.

It is the second senior team call-up for Pineda, who was on the gameday roster for the 6-0 win against El Salvador on Dec. 9. He has also represented the U.S. at the U-18 and U-20 levels.

Pineda recently signed a multi-year contract extension on Dec. 31 and was named Chicago's Defensive Player of the Year after a stellar rookie season.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; 1/0), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; 0/0), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 18/3), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire FC; 0/0), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; 2/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; 2/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 13/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 24/2), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 17/4), Benji Michel (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Andrés Perea (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 19/0), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas; 0/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 8/0)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 115/42), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 34/6), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 1/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 6/0), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC; 1/2)

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Chicago Fire FC defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda
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