Gressel called up to USMNT for friendly match against Mexico

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Julian Gressel has earned his second call-up to represent the United States men's national team in the inaugural Allstate Continental Clásico where the USA will take on archrival Mexico on April 19 in Glendale, Arizona.

The versatile Whitecaps FC midfielder has been a standout for the 'Caps this season, leading the team with five assists in all competitions, including four in MLS play which leaves him one behind league-leaders Thiago Almada and Léo Chú,

Gressel, who can also play as a wingback or fullback, made his U.S. debut on January 25 in a friendly against Serbia, earning his first international assist in his first start.

He followed that up with a substitute appearance against Colombia on January 28.

USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION (Club/Country; Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Drake Callender (Inter Miami; 0/0), Roma Celentano (FC Cincinnati; 0/0), Sean Johnson (Toronto FC/CAN; 11/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Sergiño Dest (AC Milan/ITA; 24/2), Aaron Long (LAFC; 31/3), Julian Gressel (Vancouver Whitecaps/CAN; 2/0), Matt Miazga (FC Cincinnati; 22/1), Shaq Moore (Nashville SC; 17/1), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United; 0/0), Joshua Wynder (Louisville City; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami; 77/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 39/3)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 57/2), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew; 2/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 32/0), James Sands (New York City FC; 7/0), Alan Soñora (FC Juárez/MEX; 2/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 16/0)

FORWARDS (5): Paul Arriola (FC Dallas; 50/10), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; 2/0), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 17/7), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 51/11), Brandon Vazquez (FC Cincinnati; 2/1)