U.S. granted 7 additional Gold Cup roster spots
The United States national team will be permitted to call up seven more players to its Gold Cup roster, taking the total to 30 players. CONCACAF made the decision that any team playing in both the Confederations Cup and the Gold Cup would be permitted a further seven roster spots.
The U.S. reached the final of this year's Confederations Cup, where it lost to Brazil 3-2 in the final. Five days after that loss, it will kick off its Gold Cup campaign against Grenada.
"In light of the consecutive competitions, the Confederations Cup and the Gold Cup, with the objective of providing the best performance possible for the public, and in recognition that the back-to-back tournaments strain players and their clubs, CONCACAF will give permission to any team who also is participating in the Confederations Cup in the same year to enlarge their roster to 30 from the 23 already permitted," CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer said.
"This year, we have the Confederations Cup ending just five days before the start of the Gold Cup. This allowance will be extended to any team in the future that finds itself in the same situation."
The gameday roster will still be limited to 18.