United States under-23 coach Andi Herzog announced his 24 players for training camp on Friday ahead of the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in October.
The U.S. will open camp in Manchester, England, on Sunday and play friendlies against England's under-21s and Qatar over the next week.
The team features six players from the American under-20 squad that reached the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup earlier this summer, including Gedion Zelalem, Rubio Rubin, captain Emerson Hyndman and...
Michael Bradley will miss the United States' upcoming friendly against Peru to remain with his club Toronto FC.
The midfielder confirmed on Friday that he will miss the Sept. 4 friendly, but could return to play against Brazil four days later.
"I'll be with Toronto FC in Seattle," Bradley told reporters. "There was some discussions between everyone at U.S. Soccer and everyone at Toronto FC, going back a few months to when we played those friendlies in June.
The 2014 World Cup was a turning point in United States defender DeAndre Yedlin's career. The 21-year-old's breakout performance in that tournament led to a transfer from the Seattle Sounders to Tottenham Hotspur in August 2014, however a lack of playing time in the 2014-15 campaign combined with Tottenham's recent signing of Burnley defender Kevin Trippier imply that Yedlin is not quite ready to become a regular contributor to a top-flight Premier League club.
Yedlin is likely getting loaned out for all or part of the 2015-16 season -- Prem teams can execute short-term loans even after the Sept. 1 transfer deadline -- and this loan spell will be important to continue the positive momentum he built at the World Cup and since then in international competition. In the past, the development of promising American players like Jozy Altidore and Julian Green have stalled due unsuccessful loan spells, and it is important that Yedlin goes to a club that allows him to showcase his defensive abilities while also allowing him to get forward and help create chances from wide positions in the team's attack. So far, Yedlin has been linked to clubs in the Premier League, English Championship, Serie A and Ligue 1, with no clear destination.
Here is a look at how Yedlin would (or wouldn't) fit the clubs where he has recently been linked -- including Premier League sides Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion, English Championship clubs Birmingham City, Derby County, Bolton and Fulham, Ligue 1 side Lyon and Roma of Serie A -- along with an assessment of the best loan destination for him this season.
U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos on Wednesday got to meet Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, whose jersey he was wearing last week while helping subdue a heavily armed attacker on a high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris.
The 22-year-old Skarlatos, who had recently served in Afghanistan, was presented with a new jersey by Muller for his heroic deeds. He earlier had received the Legion d'Honneur medal from French President Francois Hollande.