Tyler Adams - New York Red Bulls - Sept. 27, 2017
Tyler Adams playing for New York Red Bulls

Report: US eye young roster for Portugal match, including Adams, McKennie

The US national team may be set to call in a bevy of fresh new faces for their friendly vs. Portugal on November 14, according to a Metro report.

With the USMNT shockingly eliminated from 2018 World Cup qualifying earlier this month, interim head coach Dave Sarachan has ample reason to ring the changes for this game. Metro’s Kristian Dyer cites anonymous sources “from across United States soccer’s varied levels” to report that the New York Red BullsTyler Adams (pictured above), Tim Parker of the Vancouver Whitecaps, Minnesota United striker Christian Ramirez and MLS products now overseas like Weston McKennie, Matt Miazga and Erik Palmer-Brown are among those in line for a call-up, headlining a list that is “mainly young players and not very many holdovers from qualifying.”

Dyer also lists Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) and the FC Dallas center-back duo of Walker Zimmerman and Matt Hedges.

But fans might want to take this potentially exciting news in stride. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell MLSsoccer.com that the preliminary list for this match is one of the largest in recent USMNT history, encompassing some 60 players, and cautioned that preliminary rosters remain an overarching “laundry list” intended to give players and their clubs ample notice of any potential international call.

One source stated that players on teams still participating in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs are extremely unlikely to be included in the final roster for the November match, set to take place at Estadio Algarve in Faro, Portugal (2:45 pm ET | FS1, Univision networks).  

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