Josh Sargent in, Timothy Tillman out of USMNT's Copa America roster

Josh Sargent did not feature in either of the U.S. men’s national team’s pre-Copa America friendlies but will be part of Gregg Berhalter’s roster for the upcoming tournament.

Sargent was included in Berhalter’s 26-player roster, which was due to CONMEBOL no later than June 15. The American forward missed both friendlies, a 5-1 loss to Colombia and 1-1 draw with Brazil, due to a foot injury which occurred during his final weeks of Norwich City’s league season.

Should Sargent feature in the group stage, it will be his first USMNT appearance since the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The odd player out from the friendly roster was LAFC midfielder Timothy Tillman. Tillman made his USMNT debut last January in a 1-0 friendly loss to Slovenia but did not feature against Colombia or Brazil.

Many of the expected USMNT stars remain in the roster including Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie, and Antonee Robinson. Pulisic recently scored the tying goal against Brazil and logged 135 minutes over two matches.

Tim Weah, who scored the lone goal against Colombia, also remains in Berhalter’s final roster.

Joe Scally, Tim Ream, and Matt Turner were among the standout performers in Wednesday’s draw with Brazil. It was the first-ever draw between the two countries in the 20th all-time meeting.

The USMNT opens training camp on June 16 and will open group stage play on June 23 against Bolivia at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Panama and Uruguay will also join the USMNT in Group C of the competition.

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