The New York Red Bulls' Sacha Kljestan will be part of the United States squad beginning the Hex.
Kljestan was one of 25 players to be called into the United States roster to face Mexico and Costa Rica to start the final stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The United States will play 10 more matches, where the top three of six teams directly qualify to Russia. The fourth-place team out of six will play a two-legged playoff against the fifth-place Asian qualifier.
The United States has qualified for every World Cup since 1990.
Jurgen Klinsmann called Kljestan up this September for the first time since 2014. He played in World Cup qualifying matches against St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. Kljestan scored in both matches.
Mexico and Costa Rica represent much better teams for Kljestan to showcase himself against. Rosters for 2018 are far from set, and Kljetsan will be 33 in two years. Still, strong performances throughout the Hex would go a long way for getting Kljestan to his first World Cup.
The United States plays Mexico on Nov. 11 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, the traditional site for the matchup of CONCACAF giants. The United States then travels to Costa Rica to play on Nov. 15 at Estadio Nacional in San Jose.