FC Dallas Homegrowns Jesus Ferreira and Tanner Tessmann Part of USMNT Travel Roster for Final Prep Ahead of Friendly
FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas' Homegrowns JesÃºs Ferreira and Tanner Tessmann are part of the U.S. Men's National Team 25-player travel roster that will prepare to face Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida (6PM CT; FS1, UniMas, TUDN).
The group was selected from an initial list of 12 senior MNT players and 26 U-23 MNT players that began training on Jan. 9 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The team traveled to Orlando on Sunday afternoon.
Ferreira, 20, became a U.S. citizen on Dec. 16, 2019 and was granted a one-time change of association by FIFA to represent the U.S. National Team on the international level. He played 62 minutes in his senior team debut of the USMNT on Feb. 1, 2020 against Costa Rica. Ferreira is eligible to compete for a roster spot for the 2021 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship to be played from March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Tessmann, 19, looks to make his senior team debut in the international friendly after earning a spot on the USMNT roster. He is also eligible to compete for a roster spot for the 2021 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship to be played from March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
At the start of a crucial year for the U.S. Men's National Team that includes the Concacaf Nations League Final Four, the Gold Cup and the start of 2022 World Cup Qualifying, the tilt against the Soca Warriors gives the players an opportunity to stake their claim for spots.
"These last two weeks have been an absolute pleasure. The hard work and determination demonstrated by the entire group confirms that the player pool is headed in the right direction," Berhalter said. "As we transition to Orlando, we switch gears and focus on competing as we prepare to face Trinidad and Tobago."
USMNT DETAILED ROSTED BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
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; 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), JesÃºs Ferreira (FC Dallas; 1/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 6/0), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC; 1/2)
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Major League Soccer Stories from January 24, 2021
- Marcinkowski, Yueill Called to USMNT Ahead of Friendly with T&T on January 31 - San Jose Earthquakes
- Chicago Fire FC Defender/Midfielder Mauricio Pineda Called up to U.S. Men's National Team - Chicago Fire
- FC Dallas Homegrowns Jesus Ferreira and Tanner Tessmann Part of USMNT Travel Roster for Final Prep Ahead of Friendly - FC Dallas
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