U.S. Men's Olympic Soccer Team release 25-man roster for June training camp

The men are ready to take on Paris.

U.S. Men's Olympic Soccer Team head coach, Marko Mitrović, has defined the 25 players called-up to the team’s training camp in June as the team prepares for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The U.S. will play Japan in their last preparation friendly on Tuesday, June 11 before taking flight to France.

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Opposed to the USWNT and women's Olympic tournament, the men's Olympic tournament imposes a roster restriction to players who are 23 years old or younger, with a few exceptions. Every national team is allowed to include three overage players inside the roster, who are typically of great national team experience.

Though, and despite the United States having a great selection of players under this category, Mitrović only confirmed one of the three overage slots in the preliminary roster.

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As it had been reported, Mitrović has called up USMNT and Nashville SC defender Walker Zimmerman. Zimmerman (31) has over 40 international caps and was part of the USMNT roster at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where he appeared in all four matches and started three. 

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Only 18 players can be named to the final Olympic roster, creating some challenging decisions in the coming month for Mitrović and co. Moreover, two additional overage players might still be added for Olympic duty which could lead up to nine players from the current roster getting cut before the trip to Paris.

Here is the full preliminary roster:

U.S. Men’s Olympic Team preliminary roster for June camp

Goalkeepers: Patrick Schulte (Columbus Crew; St. Charles, Mo.), Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG; Addison, Ill.)

Defenders: Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Fla.), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy; Lakewood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (KVC Westerlo/BEL; Fort Worth, Texas), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Jonathan Tomkinson (Norwich City/ENG; Plano, Texas), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.)

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Midfielders: Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; Greensboro, N.C.), Benjamin Cremaschi (Inter Miami CF; Key Biscayne, Fla.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Queens, N.Y.), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Rokas Pukstas (Hajduk Split/CRO; Stillwater, Okla.), Tanner Tessmann (Venezia/ITA; Birmingham, Ala.)

Forwards: Paxten Aaronson (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; Medford, N.J.), Esmir Bajraktarevic (New England Revolution; Appleton, Wisc.), Taylor Booth (Utrecht/NED; Eden, Utah), Cade Cowell (Guadalajara/MEX; Ceres, Calif.), Damion Downs (Köln/GER; Schwebenried, Germany), Johan Gomez (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER; Keller, Texas), Duncan McGuire (Orlando City SC; Omaha, Neb.), Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/GER; South Riding, Va.), Griffin Yow (KVC Westerlo/BEL; Clifton, Va.)

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25 men ready to represent their country at one of the world’s biggest stages.

The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team will make their group stage debut in the tournament against hosts France on July 24. They will face off against New Zealand and Guinea on July 27 and July 30 respectively.

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