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NEWS: Three FC Dallas players named to United States 40-man preliminary CONCACAF Gold Cup roster

FRISCO - During halftime of Saturday’s friendly with Venezuela, the U.S. Soccer announced the 40-man preliminary roster for this summer’s Gold Cup.

Three FC Dallas players were named to Bruce Arena’s preliminary roster in center back Matt Hedges, midfielder Kellyn Acosta and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.

Acosta and Hedges are both cap-tied to the United States and appeared in Saturday’s friendly with Venezuela. Gonzalez, with dual-eligibility of both the U.S. and Mexico, has pledged his allegiance to Mexico, but would be cap-tied to the United States should he represent the country in the Gold Cup. It is the first time Gonzalez has been named to a preliminary roster for either nation. 

The U.S. will begin Gold Cup training on June 25 in Nashville, Tenn. The final 23-man roster must be turned into CONCACAF before June 27. All players on the final roster have to be pulled from the preliminary roster.

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)