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Tillman is switching from Germany to the US, with Wright also on the roster

Bayern Munich midfielder Malik Tillman is switching affiliations from Germany to the United States and is among 27 players invited to the Americans’ next-to-last training camp ahead of the World Cup.

Haji Wright, a 24-year-old Los Angeles forward who has been on scoring runs in the Turkish league, is also among the players who could make his US debut alongside Borussia Monchengladbach, who was on the roster outside Scali. were. November World Cup Qualifier but did not get in a match.

Glasgow Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and Montreal midfielder Jordje Mihailovi were also called up on Friday after being bypassed in 14 qualifiers from September to March.

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, who had been sidelined after breaking a bone in his left leg on 22 February, was invited and could make his return.

Dortmund midfielder Gio Reyna (recurred with a leg injury on 28 April), Atlanta defender Miles Robinson (left ACL on 7 May), Barcelona outside Sergio Dest (right hamstring on 24 April) and Young Boys striker Jordan Payfolk (left hamstring on 24 April). have not played) will be ruled out of the Games due to injuries from 7 May. Josh Sargent and Chris Richards are also injured.

Wolfsburg defender John Brooks and Osberg forward Ricardo Pepi were among the notable omissions. Pepi has been playing for 15 months in a row and has not scored in 24 matches for club and country since October. The 29-year-old defender Brooks, who was on the 2014 World Cup roster, has not been picked by US coach Greg Berhalter since the qualifiers last September.

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The US has exhibitions against Morocco on June 1 in Cincinnati and versus Uruguay four days later in Kansas City, Kansas, then on June 10 in Austin, Texas with the CONCACAF Nations League match against Grenada, and four days later in El Salvador.

The Americans plan a pair of friendships in Europe in September, then a World Cup debut against Wales, Scotland or Ukraine in Qatar on November 21. They play England four days later and play a close group match against Iran on 29 November.

Tillman, 19, was born in Germany to a father in the US Army and a German mother. He played for the US Under-15 team in 2016 and for Germany at various youth levels. Tillmann made his Bundesliga debut with Bayern Munich on 14 December and has played in four league, two Champions League and one German Cup matches this season. The US Soccer Federation said they had applied to FIFA for a change in affiliation.

Wright played for the US in the 2015 Under-17 World Cup alongside Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams and in May 2019 attended a national team training camp that included young players. He scored 14 goals in 31 league appearances and had a seven-game scoring streak when he entered Friday for Antalyaspor.

Carter-Vickers, 24, helped Glasgow Celtic win the Scottish Premier League this season in his first season with the club, scoring four goals in 33 league appearances. The son of former NBA player Howard Carter, he has made eight international appearances since 2017, in all appearances and none since June 2019 against Jamaica.

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Mihailovi, 23, has scored six MLS goals for Montreal this season. He played six times for the US in 2019 and ’20 but not since.

Goalkeeper Sean Johnson is also not involved; defenders Mark Mackenzie, Matt Miazga, Shaq Moore, Tim Ream, Brian Reynolds, James Sands and Sam Wines; midfielders Gianluca Busio and Sebastian Lelet; and forwards Konrad de la Fuente, Matthew Hoppé and Gyasi Jardes.

Roster:

Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest, England), Jack Stephens (Manchester City, England), Matt Turner (New England)

Defenders: George Bello (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), Reggie Cannon (Boavista Portugal), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Eric Palmer-Brown (Troys, France), Antoine Robinson ( Fulham, England), Joe Scali (Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany), DeAndre Yedlin (Miami), Walker Zimmermann (Nashville)

Midfielders: Kellyanne Acosta (Los Angeles), Tyler Adams (Leipzig, Germany), Luca de la Torre (Herakles, Netherlands), Weston McKennie (Juventus, Italy), Jordje Mihailovi (Montreal), Yunus Moussa (Valencia, Spain), Christian Roldan (Seattle), Malik Tillman (Bayern Munich, Germany)

Forwards: Brendan Aarons (Salzburg, Austria), Paul Arriola (Dallas), Jesus Ferreira (Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), Tim Weh (Lille, France), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor, Turkey). ) )

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