FC Dallas could be dealing with some tough decisions this summer during the Copa America tournament that will take play next month. Kellyn Acosta and Carlos Gruezo have been named to the United States and Ecuador preliminary rosters respectively.
The US announced their 40-man roster for the Copa America Centenario on Sun., May 1, and 19 MLS players figure on the list. The final 23-man roster will be announced by May 20.
Acosta is listed as a defender, which definitely means head coach Jurgen Klinsmann sees him as a fullback in this system if he opts to take him on his 23-man roster for the tournament.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (5): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (15): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea FC), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (8): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund),Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
[COPA AMÉRICA] Pre nómina de Ecuador para la Copa América Centenariohttps://t.co/QpIixKUxh6— F.E.F. (@FEFecuador) April 29, 2016
What do you make of these two getting added to the preliminary rosters? Colombia's rosters have not been released yet so there is on official word on whether or not Fabian Castillo will be apart of that group as well.