Assuming a 28-man camp squad, here are my preferred call-ups. Bolded names are those I would select but think Berhalter will leave off, while italicized names are ones I think Berhalter will call-up despite my disagreement.
1. Matt Turner - He is the clear top choice and in incredible form right now.
2. Zack Steffen - I think there's a chance GGG starts him in one of the matches, particularly if the early results are good.
3. Brad Guzan - While Horvath is clearly better than Guzan (and probably Steffen), I think keeping Horvath at Nottingham is best for USMNT and Horvath long term.
-- Ethan Horvath - He's my top backup for the team, and he probably gets the call.
4. Sergino Dest - Slam dunk. I'd like him starting at RB, although he may feature on the less deep left side.
5. Antonee Robinson - If Dest isn't starting at LB, it's Robinson. With a Dest/Robinson combo, that's a lot of attacking at FB.
6. Reggie Cannon - Cannon didn't get to showcase as much as we would've liked at the Gold Cup as he was recovering from injury. He's a decent bet to be on the roster.
7. Shaq Moore - He had some real bright spots in the Gold Cup and just might have worked his way into a permanent fixture in WCQ. There's a contingent of US fans think that the best starting combo is Dest/Moore.
8. Bryan Reynolds - Yeah, he hasn't played a lot for club, but I think his future is bright. I would love to see him in camp and get a shot at a half or two in the lineup. I don't think Berhalter will agree.
-- George Bello - My choices lack a pure LB backup, so I'm guessing Gregg will opt for Bello. I don't see it as a problem given Dest's flexibility on the left.
-- DeAndre Yedlin - He's still got something left, and still has blazing speed, but I think he's a depth piece given his limited upside. I think Berhalter brings him in as a veteran presence.
Just missed the cut: Sam Vines, Joe Scally - These guys will be a part of qualifying, but are better off with their clubs currently. I think Araujo sees the writing on the wall at RB and is gone to Mexico.
9. John Anthony Brooks - Any questions?
10. Miles Robinson - He was so solid at the Gold Cup and should compete with Zimmerman as the top choice at RCB.
11. Walker Zimmerman - He is fit again after his Gold Cup injury, and it is sure nice to have 2 capable CB in addition to JAB. He'll get a lot of run over the 3 qualifiers.
12. James Sands - I think he's a lock given his mostly good showing at the Gold Cup. His flexibility to backup the DM position goes a long way. If the US go with a 3-4-3 in any of these games (Canada?), Sands may even get a starting nod.
13. Chris Richards - He's not going to be playing for Bayern, obviously, so I think that might seal the deal on his inclusion. I think his potential is massive, but even if he makes the squad, he unlikely to get much run.
-- Mark McKenzie - I think he's an albatross defensively, but the fact is, he will almost assuredly be playing a part in qualifying, and he does have plenty of time to turn it around. I think Berhalter will call him in, and I can hear the collective groan from US fans when he gets subbed on protecting a 1-goal lead. Maybe I'm a little too harsh.
Just missed: Tim Ream, Matt Miazga - Ream picked up an injury, so Berhalter won't be tempted to call him in. I think he's toast at the international level. Miazga could work his way in as well, but he has been shaky, at best, for the US.
14. Tyler Adams - He is the most important player on this squad. If he's out of the lineup due to fatigue or injury, his absence will be felt on the pitch. The dropoff to Acosta or someone else is massive in the 4-3-3 Berhalter employs.
15. Kellyn Acosta - Acosta killed it against Mexico in the Gold Cup final and is a slam dunk to back up Adams. He'll also get some run in a more box-to-box role. Although he has shaky moments, he is also capable of amazing efforts.
16. Weston McKennie - McKennie is a tireless worker and will be a fixture on this squad for the next two cycles.
17. Eryk Williamson - Williamson acquitted himself well in the Gold Cup. He's not a sexy pick, but we could do a lot worse, especially given Musah's injury.
18. Gianluca Busio - There's a chance Berhalter leaves him off the squad to get settled in with Venezia, but I hope he gets the call because his potential is massive. I like him in a more attacking role than he was dispatched in this summer at the Gold Cup. He is shaky in defense.
19. Sebastian Lletget - I tried to find a way to not include him on the roster, but that sounds like a "me" problem. His play is just not at the speed you'd like at the international level, but he's one of Gregg's trusted vets, and he knows the system at multiple positions.
20. Julian Green - It was a tough call for me between Green and Roldan, but I think Green just offers enough upside to earn the shot. I think Berhalter will opt for a safer choice.
-- Cristian Roldan - Roldan is definitely on the bubble, but he's been playing decently and is a no-nonsense depth piece.
Just missed - Yunus Musah, Paul Arriola, Tanner Tessman, Owen Otasowie - Musah probably won't be fit, but when he is, he's starting next to McKennie, while Tessman is on the rise with his move to Serie A. I like Otasowie a lot, but he's not quite ready for primetime. Arriola probably would've gotten the nod if he wasn't injured.
21. Christian Pulisic - Captain America is recovering from COVID, but it looks like the timeline will work out. There's a chance we may not see him until the Canada game depending on quarantine rules, but LW is his for a long time.
22. Gio Reyna - We may see Reyna deployed in the midfield, as he is with his club, but he is just so far ahead of everyone else as the RW on this team. His style doesn't really fit in the 4-3-3 we play, so maybe we see Berhalter change the formation to fit the players better somewhere down the line.
23. Brendan Aaronson - If Pulisic comes off the pitch, we're going to see Aaronson. He can be electric in the attack.
24. Timothy Weah - There's a chance Berhalter has Weah play center forward more than on the wing given the lack of options there. I'd prefer more natural options there if given the choice.
Just missed: Konrad de la Fuente - If we need some late pace, Konrad is a great guy to have on the bench to press for an equalizer or go-ahead goal. I can't believe I'm leaving him off the roster.
25. Josh Sargent - He hasn't had massive success with the national team yet, but he scored a brace with his club this week. Hopefully the transfer gives him some top-flight success in England, cementing his role on the US team.
26. Jordan Pefok - He's on fire for Young Boys. It would be great to see him bury some chances for the national team.
27. Matthew Hoppe - He was really impressive at the Gold Cup, mostly playing out of position on the wing. I can't wait to see what he does in this camp. He's not a lock, but he has a real swagger that could translate to a lot of goals over the next year.
28. Ricardo Pepi - Bringing Pepi into camp and capping him wouldn't be predatory at all. He's performing in MLS and the US desperately need some forward options. Hopefully, he's made up his mind to represent the US.
Just missed: Daryl Dike, Gyasi Zardes Nicholas Gioacchini - Dike is still banged up and he needs to go on the mend and regain his blazing form that he enjoyed in early 2021. Gioacchini has an outside shot at making the team, but I think we need to see more from him before trusting him with any qualifying minutes. Zardes is banged up, but would have surely made the team.