When the U.S. Men’s National Team returns for soccer in Cary, North Carolina next week, they will be joined by a current New York Red Bulls player, a former Red Bull, and a potential future Red Bull.
On Sunday afternoon, U.S. Soccer announced their 22-man roster for the upcoming friendly against Paraguay on Tuesday, March 27. On the squad was Red Bulls starting midfielder Tyler Adams, as well as former Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga and alleged Red Bulls transfer target Bobby Wood.
Adams is the second youngest player selected by interim head coach Dave Sarachan (PSG midfielder Timothy Weah beating him out by a year), and the youngest of seven MLS players selected.
More importantly for the Red Bulls first-team, Adams’ will likely skip the home match against Minnesota United the Saturday before (March 24) and could also miss the road match against Orlando City SC the Saturday after (March 31).
Miazga will also be taking off from time with SBV Vitesse - who are out of Eredivisie title contention, but still competing for a spot in the Europa League - to make his first appearance stateside since November camp.
Also making the roster is embattled Hamburger SV forward Bobby Wood, who has recently been linked as a target for the Red Bulls in the event that his club cleans house after relegation from Bungesliga.
The Red Bulls’ Panamanian defender duo of Michael Murillo and Fidel Escobar will also be unavailable for the Minnesota United game after being called up by Los Canaleros for a pair of friendlies in Europe as World Cup preparation.