USMNT roster for 2024 Copa America on home soil announced soon

The summer of 2024 holds immense significance for the United States men’s soccer team as they prepare to host the Copa America, a pivotal tournament ahead of the 2026 World Cup. Serving as a crucial warm-up event, this CONMEBOL championship not only offers the opportunity to fine-tune strategies but also provides valuable exposure against top-tier international competition.

For head coach Gregg Berhalter, the Copa America represents a critical test where results will speak louder than any moral victories or broader lessons. The team’s recent 5-1 defeat to Colombia served as a stark reminder of the challenges ahead, prompting Berhalter to emphasize the importance of readiness and performance.


Securing a deep run in the tournament, potentially beyond the quarterfinals, stands as a primary objective for the United States. To achieve this, selecting the strongest squad available will be paramount. Identifying key players who can thrive under pressure and contribute effectively against elite opposition will be crucial for Berhalter’s roster decisions.

As preparations intensify, we will assess which players are likely contenders for spots on the Copa America roster, while acknowledging that injuries and fitness levels will influence final selections in the months leading up to the event. The focus remains on assembling a competitive squad capable of making a significant impact on home soil and laying the groundwork for future successes on the international stage.


USMNT roster for Copa America 2024

Pos Name Club Age Caps
GK Ethan Horvath Cardiff City (ENG)* 29 9
GK Sean Johnson Toronto FC (USA) 35 13
GK Matt Turner Nottingham Forest (ENG) 29 42
DEF Cameron Carter-Vickers Celtic (SCO) 26 18
DEF Kristoffer Lund Palermo (ITA) 21 3
DEF Mark McKenzie Genk (BEL) 25 13
DEF Shaq Moore Nashville SC (USA) 27 19
DEF Tim Ream Fulham (ENG) 36 59
DEF Chris Richards Crystal Palace (ENG) 23 20
DEF Antonee Robinson Fulham (ENG) 26 44
DEF Miles Robinson FC Cincinnati (USA) 26 29
DEF Joe Scally Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) 21 12
MID Tyler Adams Bournemouth (ENG) 25 39
MID Johnny Cardoso Real Betis (SPA) 22 14
MID Luca de la Torre Celta Vigo (SPA) 25 21
MID Weston McKennie Juventus (ITA) 25 54
MID Yunus Musah AC Milan (ITA) 21 38
MID Gio Reyna Nottingham Forest (ENG)* 21 29
MID Malik Tillman PSV Eindhoven (NED) 21 12
MID Timothy Tillman LAFC (USA) 25 2
FWD Brenden Aaronson Union Berlin (GER) 23 41
FWD Folarin Balogun AS Monaco (FRA) 22 13
FWD Ricardo Pepi PSV Eindhoven (NED) 21 25
FWD Christian Pulisic AC Milan (ITA) 25 69
FWD Josh Sargent Norwich City (ENG) 24 23
FWD Tim Weah Juventus (ITA) 24 40
FWD Haji Wright Coventry City (ENG) 26 11


Who will make USA squad for Copa America 2024?

Based on the announced 27-man roster and analysis, here’s the predicted USMNT starting lineup for the 2024 Copa America in a 4-3-3 formation, from right to left:


  1. Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

Defenders: 2. Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 3. Chris Richards (Hoffenheim) 4. Tim Ream (Fulham) 5. Antonee Robinson (Fulham)

Midfielders: 6. Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) 7. Yunus Musah (Valencia) 8. Weston McKennie (Juventus)

Forwards: 9. Tim Weah (Lille) 10. Folarin Balogun (AS Monaco) 11. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)


Goalkeeper: Matt Turner is expected to retain his position as the starting goalkeeper despite challenges from Ethan Horvath and Sean Johnson. Turner’s consistent performances and experience make him the clear choice.

Defenders: Joe Scally steps up due to Sergino Dest’s unfortunate injury, with Chris Richards alongside him. Tim Ream offers stability and experience in central defense, while Antonee Robinson provides attacking threat from left-back.

Midfielders: Gio Reyna, Yunus Musah, and Weston McKennie form a dynamic midfield trio. Reyna and Musah bring creativity and dribbling ability, while McKennie offers physicality and box-to-box energy.

Forwards: Tim Weah and Folarin Balogun are expected to flank Christian Pulisic up front. Weah’s pace and directness complement Pulisic’s skill and goal-scoring threat, while Balogun’s presence in the center provides a focal point for attacks.

This lineup balances experience with youthful energy, aiming to compete against tough CONMEBOL opponents in the Copa America. With a blend of European-based talent and MLS experience, Gregg Berhalter will look to maximize the squad’s potential and advance deep into the tournament.


USA 2024 fixtures: Friendlies, warmup games and Copa America

The United States kicked off their Copa America warm-ups with a spectacular nosedive, suffering a brutal 5-1 defeat to Colombia in a match that left fans scrambling for the exits faster than the ball found the back of their net. It was a classic case of a second-half implosion, where even the team’s tactical playbook seemed to have gone missing.

However, all was not lost as they bounced back admirably, snagging a respectable 1-1 draw against the mighty Brazil. It was a result that had everyone breathing a sigh of relief, especially after the previous debacle left many questioning if the team had accidentally switched their soccer boots for banana peels.

Looking ahead, the Stars and Stripes are set to kickstart their Copa America campaign against Bolivia in Texas. With matches against Panama and Uruguay lined up thereafter, the goal is crystal clear: secure those crucial wins and clinch a top-two spot in the group standings. Because, let’s face it, reaching the knockout stages is the real deal – anything less and they might as well start practicing their “what could have been” speeches.

Date Competition Match Location Time (ET) TV Streaming
Jun. 23, 2024 2024 Copa America
Group Stage
USA vs. Bolivia Arlington, TX
(AT&T Stadium)
6 p.m. TBD (Fox Sports) Fubo
Jun. 27, 2024 2024 Copa America
Group Stage
USA vs. Panama Atlanta, GA
(Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
6 p.m. TBD (Fox Sports) Fubo
Jul. 1, 2024 2024 Copa America
Group Stage
USA vs. Uruguay Kansas City, MO
(Arrowhead Stadium)
9 p.m. TBD (Fox Sports) Fubo
Jul. 6, 2024 2024 Copa America
TBD (if qualified) TBD (either Las Vegas, NV OR Glendale, AZ) TBD TBD (Fox Sports) Fubo
Jul. 10, 2024 2024 Copa America
TBD (if qualified) Charlotte, NC
(Bank of America Stadium)
TBD TBD (Fox Sports) Fubo
Jul. 14, 2024 2024 Copa America
TBD (if qualified) Miami, FL
(Hard Rock Stadium)
TBD TBD (Fox Sports) Fubo