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USMNT call up MLS-based players ahead of Nations League matches

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U.S. men's national team manager Gregg Berhalter will hold a pre-camp with MLS-based players next week ahead of the squad's CONCACAF Nations League matches in November.

20 players whose MLS seasons have concluded will arrive to Bradenton, Florida, from Nov. 2-9 to begin preparations for the USMNT's matches on Nov. 15 against Canada in Orlando and Nov. 19 against Cuba in the Cayman Islands.

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The U.S. players based in Europe will join the group beginning Nov. 10 in Orlando, when formal camp begins.

Among those called up for the pre-camp include Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan, New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long, and D.C. United forward Paul Arriola.

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"We have the opportunity to take advantage of the MLS post-season window to start preparations for the matches against Canada and Cuba," Berhalter said in released statement. "It's another week to keep progressing as a group as we focus on getting the results we need to advance to the knockout phase of the Nations League."

The U.S. beat Cuba 7-0 in the opening round of the Nations League earlier this month, before losing to the Canadians in Toronto for the first time in three decades by a 2-0 score.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 62/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 8/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 9/0), Chase Gaspar (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 9/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 14/2), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 12/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 12/2), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 5/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 20/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0)

FORWARDS (5): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 30/5), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 4/0), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; 1/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 5/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 54/10)