Derby County midfielder Duane Holmes has been named in USA’s 23-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup which starts later this month.
Holmes, who made 34 appearances for the Rams during the 2018/19 season, scoring two goals, made his debut for the United States, who will host the tournament, last night as he came on as a second half substitute in a 1-0 friendly defeat against Jamaica.
Despite the result, Holmes’ quality shone throughout the 29 minutes he was on the field. His display earned plaudits from supporters, pundits and manager Gregg Berhalter, who has picked the 24-year-old to represent his native country in the tourament later this month.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Holmes is a dual-citizen and qualifies to play for the USA through his Father, who is an American serviceman.
Holmes will now pull on the Star-Spangled jersey as the United States kick off their group on Wednesday 19th June against Guyana, who are managed by Club Ambassador Michael Johnson.
They will also face Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday 23rd June and Panama on Thursday 27th June in the Group Stage.
The US, who are the reigning champions, have won the competition six times in their history and are aiming for their seventh success which would take them level with Mexico.