The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is just weeks away, and we finally know who will be representing the United States of America in the biennial tournament. While none of the current members of the Red Bulls made the cut, several notable ex-Bulls will be.
On Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced USMNT head coach Bruce Arena's final 23-man roster for the tournament. Among the players selected are former Red Bulls Dax McCarty, Matt Miazga and Juan Agudelo.
McCarty and Miazga were both key contributors to the team's 2015 Supporters' Shield campaign, with McCarty earning MLS Best XI honors and Miazga earning four MLS Team of the Week nods. Miazga opted to move to Europe and was sold to Chelsea in January 2016, while McCarty was traded to Chicago Fire in January 2017.
Agudelo was a Red Bulls academy product who played for the team professionally from 2010 to 2012 before being traded to Chicas USA.
Although Sacha Kljestan and Luis Robles both participated in Arena's January camp, neither were called up for World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, nor were they part of Arena's 40-man preliminary roster.
The Red Bulls will still have some representation at the tournament though. Defender Michael Murillo made the final 23-man roster for Panama, while Kemar Lawrence made the preliminary roster for Jamaica.
The tournament runs from July 7 through July 26 and will be held in venues across the country, including Red Bull Arena for the tournament openers - French Guiana vs Canada and Honduras vs Costa Rica.