Roster Announced for U.S. Men’s Olympic Soccer Team Match in KC

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May 29, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Sporting Kansas City News Release

U.S. Men’s Olympic Soccer Team head coach Marko Mitrović has called 25 players to training camp in Kansas City, Kan. as the USA embarks on its final preparations for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The U.S. will face Japan on Tuesday, June 11 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets are available for purchase and the match will be streamed, with platforms to be confirmed.

This summer marks the return of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team to the Games for the first time since 2008. The Men’s Olympic Soccer Tournament 18-player roster is restricted to players under the age of 23, with an allowance for three overage players. The competition is an important part of the Federation’s mission to develop winning teams as it will provide some of the nation’s top young talent the opportunity to face elite opposition on the world stage this summer.

For the first time in the run-up to the Olympics, Mitrović has called up an overage player in defender Walker Zimmerman. The center back has earned 42 senior international caps and was part of the USMNT roster at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, appearing in all four matches and starting three. In total, 19 players on the roster have been capped by the full USMNT. Behind Zimmerman, midfielder Gianluca Busio leads the group with 13 senior international appearances.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Patrick Schulte (Columbus Crew; St. Charles, Mo.), Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG; Addison, Ill.)

DEFENDERS (7): Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Fla.), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy; Lakewood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (KVC Westerlo/BEL; Fort Worth, Texas), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Jonathan Tomkinson (Norwich City/ENG; Plano, Texas), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; Greensboro, N.C.), Benjamin Cremaschi (Inter Miami CF; Key Biscayne, Fla.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Queens, N.Y.), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Rokas Pukstas (Hajduk Split/CRO; Stillwater, Okla.), Tanner Tessmann (Venezia/ITA; Birmingham, Ala.)

FORWARDS (9): Paxten Aaronson (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; Medford, N.J.), Esmir Bajraktarevic (New England Revolution; Appleton, Wisc.), Taylor Booth (Utrecht/NED; Eden, Utah), Cade…

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