Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris have both been named to the United States’ 28-man training roster ahead of the Gold Cup. The roster must still be cut to 23 players by the June 5 deadline. A group of 11 players — mostly based in Europe — had already begun training this week. Both players will almost certainly miss the Sounders’ next match on June 5 against the Montreal Impact, which will leave the Sounders extremely short-handed.
Roldan seems like a solid bet to be named to that final roster, while Morris seems like a bit more of a long shot. Morris was declared out for Saturday’s game against FC Dallas, and has not played since leaving the Orlando City match on May 15 with a hamstring injury.
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 (8) : Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 1/0), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 110/41), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 21/3), Tyler Boyd (Vitoria Guimares/POR; 0/0), Joe Gyau (Duisburg/GER; 2/0), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 27/5), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 6/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 44/7)