Welcome Back Jozy
While he stopped by January Camp for a couple days earlier this year, veteran striker Jozy Altidore is back on a camp roster for the first time since 2017.
Having debuted for the USMNT as a 17-year-old back in 2007, the Toronto FC forward’s international accomplishments are many. He’s one of 17 players to reach 100 caps and was the second youngest in team history to do it (he now has 110). Meanwhile, his 41 goals already rank third all-time, with only joint leaders Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan to catch up to at 57.
A veteran of six international tournaments, Altidore was vital in the USA’s run to the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup, scoring in both the 2-0 semifinal win against Costa Rica and 2-1 victory against Jamaica in the final.
Part of this week’s Combined Preparation Camp, winger Joe Gyau continues on the roster for the game against Jamaica. Hailing from Silver Spring, Md., the German-based attacker last played for the U.S. against Ecuador on Oct. 10, 2014. A knee injury suffered early in that match led to surgery and complications that kept him from playing for more than two years.
Having bounced back this season with German 2.Bundesliga side Duisburg, Gyau earned a call back to the team this week, and will hope to earn his third appearance in front of family and friends on Wednesday at Audi Field.
A few other local ties are sprinkled on the roster. Now in his third season with D.C. United, Paul Arriola will have the chance to play for the National Team in his home stadium.
Midfielder Michael Bradley spent some of his formative years in the nation’s capital when his father served as an assistant with United back in 1996 and 1997.
Finally, veteran defender Omar Gonzalez spent three years at the University of Maryland, where he won the NCAA College Cup in 2008.
Looking for their First Caps
The full roster:
ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0)
DEFENDERS (9): Cameron Carter Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG; 7/0), Omar Gonzalez (Club Atlas/MEX; 49/3), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 2/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 5/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 3/0), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 12/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 28/1), Antonee Robinson (Everton/ENG; 6/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 6/2)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 145/17), Duane Holmes (Derby County/ENG; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 9/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 8/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 2/1), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 9/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 15/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0)*
FORWARDS (9): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 110/41), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 1/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 21/3), Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 0/0), Joe Gyau (Duisburg/GER; 2/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0)**, Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 27/5), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 6/2) Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 44/7)
*Not part of 40-player provisional Gold Cup roster