USA announces its team for the Qatar World Cup

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic leads a young squad with hardly any surprises.

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter announced the 26 players who will represent the United States at the World Cup in Qatar. Chelsea's Christian Pulisic headlines what is otherwise a very young team. Though the roster did not waver from consensus expert predictions, the absences of goalkeeper Zack Steffen and striker Ricardo Pepi were cause for mild surprise.

After missing out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the American squad arrives in Qatar eager to prove its quality. Berhalter's team is potent on the attack and full of talent. It will be seen if the team can become more than just a sum of its parts.

Team roster:

Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath,Matt Turner, Sean Johnson

Defenders: Cameron Carter Vickers, Shaq Moore, Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, DeAndre Yedlin, Sergiño Dest, Joe Scally ,Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream.

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson, Kellyn Acosta, Tylder Adams, Luca de la Torre, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Cristian Roldan.

Forwards: Jesus Ferreira, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Josh Sargent, Tim Weah, Haji Wright.