USMNT World Cup snubs: Vazquez, Arriola, Steffen & more denied roster spot
On Wednesday, Gregg Berhalter released his 26-man United States men’s national team roster for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
American midfielder Djordje Mihailovic (pronounciation : Djor-djee Me-Hi-Lo-Vich) was acquired from the Chicago Fire, in return for $400,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money and $400,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money, as well as $200,000 in conditional General Allocation Money. Montreal signed Mihailovic to a three-year contract with one option year using Targeted Allocation Money.
In four seasons with the Fire, he played 73 games, including 45 starts in regular season, for a total of 3,933 minutes of play, scoring seven goals and adding 15 assists. He also played one MLS playoff game as a starter in 2017. Mihailovic was signed as a Homegrown from the Chicago Fire academy in January 2017.
Last year’s Club MVP, Mihailovic enjoyed his best season in MLS in 2021, establishing himself as CF Montréal's offensive creator with 16 assists, breaking Nacho Piatti's record established in 2018 (13 assists).
With his six goals and four assists in 12 games this season, the Florida native remains at the centre of the MVP conversation, but this time across the entire league.
The 23-year-old midfielder also played six games with the United States men’s national team, including two games at the 2019 Gold Cup, and scored a goal on January 28, 2019, in a friendly against Panama.