Philadelphia Union's homegrown duo of Jack McGlynn and Nathan Harriel have been called by U.S. Men’s Olympic Soccer Team head coach Marko Mitrović for the team's training camp in Spain as the USA continues preparations for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
The pair of Union players will take part in the camp hosted in in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain ahead of a pair of friendlies against Iraq on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Morocco on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Pinatar Arena.
The training camp is the second for the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team as it returns to the Games for the first time since 2008. The Men’s Olympic Soccer Tournament is restricted to players under the age of 23, with an allowance for three overage players. The Men’s Olympic Soccer Team serves as an important part of the Federation’s mission to develop winning teams as it will provide some of the nation’s top young talent the opportunity to face elite opposition on the world stage next summer.
Eight players on the roster have been capped by the full U.S. Men’s National Team, led by midfielder Gianluca Busio’s 13 senior international appearances. Fifteen players return from the USA’s first camp on the road to Paris last month in Phoenix. Eleven different players contributed goals or assists during 2-1 and 4-1 victories against Mexico and Japan, respectively.
U.S. MEN’S OLYMPIC SOCCER TEAM – NOVEMBER TRAINING CAMP
GOALKEEPERS (2): Christopher Brady (Chicago Fire FC; Naperville, Ill.), John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City; Bakersfield, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): George Campbell (CF Montreal/CAN; Atlanta, Ga.), Maximilian Dietz (Greuther Fürth/GER; Frankfurt, Germany), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Fla.), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo/BEL; Fort Worth, Texas), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Jonathan Tomkinson (Bradford City/ENG; Plano, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Joshua Atencio (Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Wash.) Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; Greensboro, N.C.), Benja Cremaschi (Inter Miami CF; Key Biscayne, Fla.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Queens, N.Y.), Tanner Tessmann (Venezia/ITA; Birmingham, Ala.)
FORWARDS (6): Agustin Anello (Sparta Rotterdam/NED; Miami, Fla.), Esmir Bajraktarevic (New England Revolution; Appleton, Wisc.), Taylor Booth (Utrecht/NED; Eden, Utah), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; Ceres, Calif.), Johan Gomez (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER; Keller, Texas), Bernard Kamungo (FC Dallas; Abilene, Texas)
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001 are age-eligible for the 2024 Olympics. Mitrović selected eight players born in 2001, seven born in 2002, two born in 2003, one born in 2004 and two born in 2005- midfielder Benjamin Cremaschi and forward Esmir Bajraktarevic, who are also eligible for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Forward Agustin Anello earns his first U.S. National Team call-up at any level. The 21-year-old has appeared in seven of 12 league matches this season for the Netherlands’ Sparta Rotterdam after helping Croatia’s Hadjuk Split win the 2022-23 Croatian Cup.
The roster features players from 18 different clubs, including 11 from Major League Soccer. Two players each come from the Philadelphia Union and Italy’s Venezia FC. In total, eight players are based abroad in Germany, Italy, Netherlands (two each), Belgium and England.
The U.S. qualified for the 2024 Olympics with a dominant performance at the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship in Honduras, defeating the host nation 3-0 in the tournament semifinals to secure its Olympic berth. Goalkeeper Chris Brady won the Golden Glove as the competition’s best goalkeeper, starting six of seven matches and recording five shutouts.