World Cup preparations begin in earnest on June 1 when the United States Men’s National Team with a friendly against Morocco at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.Morocco is coming off an unbeaten run in CAF World Cup Qualifying. The are in  Group F with Canada, Belgium and Croatia.

The USMNT will play another friendly on June 5 against Uruguay in an international friendly June 5 at Sporting Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Park. The contest is set for 5pm ET and can be viewed on Univision, TUDN and FOX.

World Cup

The USMNT will then kick off Concacaf Nations League play on June 10 at home against Grenada before traveling to take on El Salvador (June 14). In Qatar for the World Cup. the United States will be in Group B with England and either Wales, Ukraine of Scotland. They will have a playoff to determine who is awarded the spot.

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WORLD CUP Possible USMNT Roster

According to the expert at MLS website here are the locks to make the squad.

Zack Steffen (GK, Manchester City)
Matt Turner (GK, New England Revolution)
Sergino Dest (D, Barcelona)
Antonee Robinson (D, Fulham)
Miles Robinson (D, Atlanta United)
Walker Zimmerman (D, Nashville SC)
Tyler Adams (M, RB Leipzig)
Weston McKennie (M, Juventus)
Yunus Musah (M, Valencia)
Gio Reyna (M, Dortmund)
Brenden Aaronson (F, RB Salzburg)
Christian Pulisic (F, Chelsea)
Tim Weah (F, Lille)

There are 10 more spots that are up for grabs.


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