CHICAGO (May 20, 2018) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Dave Sarachan will once again put the prospects of the next generation of the MNT on display, calling 22 players to Philadelphia in advance of the team’s upcoming Memorial Day clash against Bolivia on May 28 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.
Along with serving as the first of match of the team’s three-stop summer tour, the game will mark Christian Pulisic’s first with the MNT since October 2017. Fresh off completing his second full season with German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, the 19-year-old headlines a youthful roster whose average age will be 22 years, 286 days upon arrival to Philadelphia.
Tickets for the USA’s Memorial Day friendly are still available. Fans can also watch the match beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMás and UDN or follow along U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@ussoccer_MNT) and Instagram (@ussoccer_MNT) accounts.
“As I’ve talked about throughout this process, the theme is to offer opportunity to this younger generation of talented players that have potential down the road with the program,” Sarachan said. “We’ve had first-time call-ups in every camp since November, and this is another extension of that. We’re going into the Bolivia game with newer faces along with a few familiar players as well. Overall, these types of games provide great chances for players to bank key minutes in international matches.”
Following the Bolivia match, Sarachan will make numerous changes to the roster before the MNT’s two-game set in Europe.
The USA will visit Dublin’s Aviva Stadium to face the Republic of Ireland on Saturday, June 2 (3 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMás, UDN). A week later, the U.S. takes on star-studded France in Les Bleus’ final match before heading to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Kickoff for the June 9 clash at Groupama Stadium in Lyon is set for 3 p.m. ET (ESPN, UniMás, UDN).