Darlington Nagbe was named to the preliminary United States Mens National Team roster for the Copa America Centenario today by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Nagbe, along with eighteen other players from Major League Soccer, was named to the 40 man roster, but that does not mean that he is assured of a place on the side. The US roster will need to be trimmed down to just 23 players by May 20th.
Alongside Nagbe on the preliminary roster are players like Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore of the Portland Timbers' weekend opposition TFC, as well as players like Borussia Dortmund's exciting young forward Christian Pulisic, or Chelsea FC defender Matt Miazga.
With a range of players from different backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience on the roster, just how the final group will be constructed is still hard to tell. If recent qualifiers are any indication, however, Nagbe has every chance of making the 23 man roster.
Most of the regular faces are here, but one is notably missing: former Timber Jorge Villafana has again missed out on being called up to the USMNT. Villafana's absence from the side is somewhat mysterious as left back continues to be a problem spot for the US and Villafana continues to excel at the position with Santos Laguna in Mexico.
The Copa starts on June 3rd, but will be proceeded by a mid-May training camp, starting on the 16th, before the final rosters will be announced. The Timbers host New York City FC on May 15th and the Vancouver Whitecaps on May 22nd.
You can check out the full preliminary roster here.