US World Cup workforce begins arriving in Qatar forward of coaching
The first a part of the U.S. World Cup workforce arrived in Qatar early Friday.
Nine of the 26 gamers and employees had been met by a piano taking part in “The Star-Spangled Banner” and folks waving American flags once they walked right into a Doha resort following a flight from New York.
Coach Gregg Berhalter and gamers from Major League Soccer groups, whose seasons have ended, made the journey following the roster announcement Wednesday evening at a Brooklyn music venue.
The preliminary group of gamers included goalkeeper Sean Johnson; defenders Aaron Long, Shaq Moore, DeAndre Yedlin and Walker Zimmerman; midfielders Kellyn Acosta and Cristian Roldan; and forwards Jesús Ferreira and Jordan Morris.
Europe-based gamers had been to report after their golf equipment completed play earlier than the World Cup break: the groups of midfielders Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo) and Yunus Musah (Valencia) completed Thursday evening, although de la Torre has not performed since Oct. 24 as a consequence of a torn muscle in his left leg.
Defender Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and ahead Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) had been to face one another within the Bundesliga on Friday evening.
Saturday’s schedule included matches for ahead Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), goalkeeper Matt Turner (Arsenal), midfielders Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams (Leeds), goalkeeper Ethan Horvath (Luton), ahead Josh Sargent (Norwich) and defender Cameron Carter-Vickers (Glasgow Celtic).
Six gamers have Sunday matches: Fulham defenders Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson; Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie; AC Milan defender Sergiño Dest, Lille ahead Tim Weah and Antalyaspor ahead Haji Wright.
Back within the World Cup for the primary time since 2018, the U.S. performs its Group B opener in opposition to Wales on Nov. 21, faces England 4 days later and closes the group stage in opposition to Iran on Nov. 29.
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