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Mauricio Pineda earns another USMNT call up

The Chicago Fire Homegrown defender will shift from USMNT U-23 camp to join the senior men’s national team

Chicago Fire defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda
Chicago Fire FC

Chicago Fire defender Mauricio Pineda will have another chance to earn his first cap with the senior U.S. Men’s National Team when the USMNT faces Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday, January 31 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. at 6:00 p.m. CT (FS1, UniMás, TUDN).

Pineda was part of a U.S. U-23 MNT camp that trained alongside Gregg Berhalter’s senior team this month in Florida. Following the camp, Berhalter moved several of the U-23 players—including Pineda—to the full USMNT roster.

In December, Pineda was on the gameday roster for the USA’s 6-0 win over El Salvador, but he did not see action in the match. He has previously represented the United States at the U-18 and U-20 levels.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; 1/0), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; 0/0), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 18/3), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire FC; 0/0), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; 2/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; 2/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 13/2)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 24/2), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 17/4), Benji Michel (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Andrés Perea (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 19/0), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas; 0/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 8/0)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 115/42), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 34/6), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 1/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 6/0), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC; 1/2)