McInerney makes short list for Gold Cup
The 20-year-old striker was one of eight forwards named to the preliminary list. The roster must be trimmed to 23 players 10 days prior to competition, which opens July 7. The continental championship will be hosted by the United States, with the Stars and Stripes due to play its group-stage matches in Portland, Salt Lake City and Hartford.
Usually an opportunity to develop domestic talent and send less then the full A team, the Gold Cup roster is mainly composed of MLS players (19 from nine different clubs). Rather than exclusively being young players, several veteran names that have found themselves unable to get into the first team lately are included, most notably Landon Donovan. Europe-based veterans Carlos Bocanegra, Clarence Goodson and Oguchi Oneywu are also included.
McInerney has been capped at the U17, U20 and U23 levels. Should he make the roster and play, he would be the first Union player to appear for the U.S. National team.
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