Two From NYCFC On Gold Cup Preliminary Roster

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NYCFC's Sean Johnson and Tommy McNamara. Photos: (Johnson) Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports, (McNamara) Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Two members of New York City FC are included on the preliminary 40-man roster submitted by head coach Bruce Arena for this summer’s 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who is in his first season with NYCFC, and Tommy McNamara are among the 40 that includes players from Major League Soccer and leagues in Europe and Mexico. No members of New York Red Bulls are included.

Tournament rules require the final 23-player roster to be turned into CONCACAF no later than June 27. All players on the final list must come from the preliminary roster.

The U.S. will begin Gold Cup training camp June 25 in Nashville, Tenn., before traveling to East Hartford, Conn., for a warm-up game against Ghana on July 1 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. The men’s team then returns to Nashville for its tournament opener against Panama on July 8 at Nissan Stadium, before venturing to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium for a July 12 clash with Martinique. The U.S. closes group play on July 15 against Nicaragua at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.

GOALKEEPERS (6): Joe Bendik (Orlando City SC), Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Sean Johnson (New York City FC)

DEFENDERS (12): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Jonathan Spector (Orlando City SC), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS (15): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/MEX), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Tommy McNamara (New York City FC), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution), Kenny Saief (Gent/BEL), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

FORWARDS (7): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)