Before training, US team arrives in Qatar.
Nine of the 26 players and crew arrived at a Doha hotel after a flight from New York to a piano playing The Star-Spangled Banner and people waving American flags.
After the roster announcement on Wednesday night at a Brooklyn venue, coach Gregg Berhalter and players from Major League Soccer teams whose seasons have finished traveled.
Goalkeeper Sean Johnson, defenders Aaron Long, Shaq Moore, DeAndre Yedlin, and Walker Zimmerman, midfielders Kellyn Acosta and Cristian Roldan, and forwards Jesús Ferreira and Jordan Morris were the original players.
Midfielders Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo) and Yunus Musah (Valencia) ended play on Thursday night; however, de la Torre has not played since October 24 due to a ruptured muscle in his left leg. Players who are located in Europe will report once their clubs finished play before the World Cup break.
On Friday night, Joe Scally, a defender for Borussia Monchengladbach, and Gio Reyna, a forward for Borussia Dortmund, were scheduled to compete against one another in the Bundesliga.
On Saturday, the following players were scheduled to compete in matches: forward Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), goalkeeper Matt Turner (Arsenal), midfielders Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams (Leeds), goalie Ethan Horvath (Luton), forward Josh Sargent (Norwich), and defender Cameron Carter-Vickers (Glasgow Celtic).
There are matches scheduled for six players on Sunday: defenders Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson of Fulham, midfielder Weston McKennie of Juventus, defender Sergio Dest of AC Milan, forward Tim Weah of Lille, and forward Haji Wright of Antalyaspor.
The United States of America will compete in the World Cup for the first time since 2018 and will open against Wales on November 21, play England four days later, and finish off the group stage against Iran on November 29. This will be the first time the United States has competed in the World Cup since 2018.
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