Posted November 07, 2018 10:25:31The USMTS is back and ready to roll, as the national team heads to the United Kingdom for a friendly against Portugal on Friday, October 30.
The squad is set to be officially announced on Saturday, November 1, and is set for a two-week period of preparation.
It features a few familiar faces, and it looks like the USMTA has brought back several veterans who were on that roster for one game in a friendly in 2017.
Goalkeeper Brad Stuver, center back Kyle Beckerman, defender Sam Adekugbe, and forward Josh Yaro all return from the 2017 friendly in which the US lost 1-0 to Portugal.
The US has not lost to Portugal since May 11, 2020.
This marks the first time the team has played at home since that friendly.
“We’re all excited,” USMTF coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a press conference Friday.
“We’ve been trying to build this program over the last two years and it’s very important to me that the team that we have at the moment is one that is focused on building something.”
The US, who are currently ranked fifth in the world, are set to take on Portugal at the Stade de France on Friday night at 4:00 p.m.
The match is set up to feature some familiar faces from the past two games, and players who have had significant international experience are expected to be in attendance.
The team’s first training camp is set down at Stade Département Saint-Germain, located in the heart of Paris, France.
This is the same venue where the US played two friendly matches with Portugal in 2019, a friendly at which the team lost 1:0.
The match against Portugal is part of a training camp for the team which includes a scrimmage against the New Zealand national team.
The team will train again at the same time for the next four days.
“We’ve got to get a little bit better,” midfielder John Brooks said.
“There are a lot of things to work on.
There’s a lot to do, but it’s going to be a good experience.”
Klinsmann said that he expects the team to play a full 90 minutes, and that the US will be looking to keep up with Portugal’s intensity and attacking style.
“They’ve been playing well, but they’ve got a lot more to play for,” he said.
The US is one of the teams set to train in the UK ahead of the friendly.
This means that USMTC players will be out on the pitch on Friday.
“It’s going be a really good opportunity for us to be out there on the training field, but we have to be very careful because we’re on a break for a couple of days,” Brooks said after the game against Portugal.
“It’s a big test.
We’re ready to go and work hard.”
There are some pretty clear indicators that a player is eligible for the NHL.
Some players have been called up, while others have been inactive.
The active roster is a very small group of people who play every game for a specific team.
Most players that make it on the NHL roster play on their own teams.
Some of those players may be called up.
Some are inactive.
There is also a handful of guys who have made it into the NHL from the amateur ranks.
The most recent addition to the active roster came from the Vegas Golden Knights.
He has been called-up to the NHL for a total of 13 games, and the Golden Knights have already added him to the regular season roster.
In that time, the team has already played seven games and the player has yet to play a single game.
He’s not in the regular-season roster for the season opener, so we can’t know if he is eligible.
There are a few other players who have been in the league for more than a year and have yet to be called-ups.
The Golden Knights announced that forward Marko Dano was eligible for a call-up, but he has not played a game for the team.
They did say that they will be looking into Dano’s status for the upcoming preseason.
The NHL will continue to look into potential players that may be eligible for call-ups or not.
In other words, there’s a good chance that the next group of players are eligible for NHL roster spots, but that’s not always the case.
The league does not keep track of all players on their active roster, and it’s not clear how many of those are on the active rosters.
There may be a few players who are not eligible because they have not played for a team for a long time.
There could be several players that are on one team but not on another team, and they would still be eligible to be eligible on the roster.
The player could be on the bench for a game or the team may not want to play him at all.
This can be a frustrating situation for the player, but the team can always call-back him if necessary.
Active rosters are filled with names that are not on the current NHL roster.
Some may be inactive for a few games.
Some might not play a game at all and that’s okay, too.
We’ll know soon enough if Dano qualifies for the next wave of players.