Gianluca Busio joins USMNT for World Cup qualifiers



AUSTIN, TX – Former Sporting Kansas City midfielder and prodigy Gianluca Busio has secured his second call-up for the United States Men’s National Team for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The United States will play three games in October as they continue to return to the World Cup stage in Qatar after failing to do so in 2018.

  • USA vs Jamaica – Austin, Texas – October 7
  • Panama vs United States – Panama City, Panama – October 10
  • USA vs Costa Rica – Columbia, Ohio – October 13

The United States is currently in third place in the third round of Concacaf qualifying. The first three places go to Qatar, with fourth place heading towards the inter-confederation qualifiers.

Busio left Sporting KC earlier this summer for Venezia FC in Italian Serie A.

He remains a regular at the starting line-up even though the team is in 18th place and has won only one match.

Complete list
Goalkeepers: Sean Johnson (NYCFC), Zack Steffen (Manchester City), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
Defenders: George Bello (Atlanta United), John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Sergiño Dest (FC Barcelona), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Shaq Moore (Tenerife), Tim Ream (Fulham), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray)
Midfielder : Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), Gianluca Busio (Venezia), Luca De La Torre (Heracles Almelo), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle sounders)
Forward: Brendan Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg), Paul Arriola (DC United), Matthew Hoppe (Mallorca), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Tim Weah (Lille), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)


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