Among the MLS standouts looking to don the red, white and blue for the first time include a number of dual nationals eligible to represent countries other than the United States. After earning his citizenship months ago, Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer earned a call to his first U.S. camp on the heels a spectacular three-season span in which he scored 50 regular season goals, the second-most league wide from 2014-16.
The next breakout star for the United States could emerge this summer with eager new faces looking to break their way onto the national scene.
U.S. MNT CONCACAF Gold Cup Preliminary Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (6): Joe Bendik (Orlando City SC), Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Sean Johnson (New York City FC)
DEFENDERS (12): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Jonathan Spector (Orlando City), Jorge Villafana (Santos Laguna/MEX), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
MIDFIELDERS (15): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Tommy McNamara (New York City FC), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution), Kenny Saief (KAA Gent/BEL), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
FORWARDS (7): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), CJ Sapong (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)