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Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan named to USMNT for upcoming friendlies

There’s at least a possibility they’ll be allowed to miss the Mexico match and report only for Uruguay on Sept. 10.

United States Training Session Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan have been called into a pair of upcoming United States national team friendlies, which could leave the Seattle Sounders exceptionally short-handed for the Sept. 7 match against the Colorado Rapids. That match had originally been scheduled on April 10 but had to be moved due to heavy snow.

The USMNT has two games during this international window, on Sept. 6 against Mexico and Sept. 10 vs. Uruguay. It is at least within the realm of possibility that Morris and Roldan will be allowed to remain with the Sounders until after the Rapids game. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter did acknowledge that he left off three Toronto FC players due to their position in the playoff race and he did call up 26 players, which would give him ability to alter the roster for each game.

Roldan and Morris are two of just four MLS players named to the roster from teams who have games that weekend. Sean Johnson (New York City FC) and Walker Zimmerman (LAFC) are the others.

Assuming Roldan and Morris are called away, the Sounders will be in a similar situation as they were for the Montreal Impact match on June 5. Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay), Raul Ruidiaz (Peru), Jordy Delem (Martinique), Joevin Jones (Trinidad and Tobago), Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador) and Gustav Svensson (Sweden) could also be missing for that match.


GOALKEEPERS (4) : Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas; 0/0), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 60/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 8/0), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf/GER; 15/0)

DEFENDERS (9) : John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 37/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 6/0), Sergiño Dest (Ajax/NED; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 7/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 11/2), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 8/0),) Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 35/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 10/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7) : Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 9/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 14/3), Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf/GER; 13/0), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 15/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 19/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 1/0)

FORWARDS (6) : Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 3/0), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas/TUR; 5/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 33/5), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 31/13), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 7/2), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 51/10)

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