A pair of familiar faces are back with the US men's national team.
“When you are building a team, at some point there has to be the proper blend of youth and experience," Sarachan said in a media release. "As we head into these last four friendlies of the year, I felt the timing was right to begin that transition. I think it’s important to do it earlier than a week before the Gold Cup or a World Cup Qualifier. Bringing in players like Michael and Brad, who have a vast amount of experience and can be a great resource for our younger players – both on and off the field – is an important step for us at this point in time.”
The US will host Colombia at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Oct. 11 as FS1, UniMás and UDN will broadcast the match beginning at 7:30 pm ET. The final home match of the Kickoff Series pits USA against Peru on Oct. 16 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. ESPN2, UniMas and UDN will broadcast live beginning at 7:30 pm ET.
“Both players have had solid seasons, playing a lot of minutes while helping their clubs to good positions in the league," Sarachan said of Cannon and Sweat. "They both play in positions where I feel we need to improve our overall depth."
Christian Pulisic also makes his return to the squad after missing September's friendlies with a minor injury. The average age of the 23 called up is 23 years, 168 days.
USMNT roster vs. Colombia and Peru
|GK||Brad Guzan||Atlanta United|
|GK||Ethan Horvath||Club Brugge|
|GK||Zack Steffen||Columbus Crew SC|
|D||Reggie Cannon||FC Dallas|
|D||Cameron Carter-Vickers||Swansea City|
|D||Aaron Long||NY Red Bulls|
|D||Antonee Robinson||Wigan Athletic|
|D||DeAndre Yedlin||Newcastle United|
|M||Kellyn Acosta||Colorado Rapids|
|M||Tyler Adams||NY Red Bulls|
|M||Michael Bradley||Toronto FC|
|M||Julian Green||Greuther Fürth|
|M||Christian Pulisic||Borussia Dortmund|
|M||Wil Trapp||Columbus Crew SC|
|M||Tim Weah||Paris Saint-Germain|
|F||Andrija Novakovich||Fotuna Sittard|
|F||Josh Sargent||Werder Bremen|
|F||Bobby Wood||Hannover 96|