Argentina have been warned of the risk of losing Benjamin Cremaschi as the talented Inter Miami midfielder is on the U.S. roster.
Benjamin Cremaschi has become one of Lionel Messi’s partners in Inter Miami’s squad led by coach Gerardo Martino. The 18-year-old midfielder was called up to train with Argentina’s under-20 team late last year, was born in the US and holds Argentine citizenship through his parents. That gave him the choice of which team to play for, but now the player seems to have made a decision.
Team USA has announced its high-level squad call-up list for the upcoming 2 friendlies with the big novelty being the presence of Cremaschi, which was even highlighted by the Federation itself as the main news in coach Gregg Berhalter’s decision to call up.
The U.S. roster includes Cremaschi
“Inter Miami midfielder Benjamin Cremaschi, a highly regarded U.S.-Argentine dual citizen, is among 24 players called up to begin Gregg Berhalter’s second term as head coach of the South American national team,” the league said in a statement, with a photo of Benjamin next to the list.
The U.S. will play a friendly against Uzbekistan on Sept. 10 at City Park in St. Louis, Missouri. On Sept. 9, they moved to Allianz Field in Minnesota to play another game against Oman.
The truth is that Cremaschi was in Argentina at the end of 2022 for one of coach Javier Mascherano’s call-ups towards the South American U20 Championship that took place earlier this year in Colombia. The Key Biscayne-born player was 17 years old at the time and was not selected by Jefecito for the tournament or the U20 World Cup.
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The son of Pablo Cremaschi, a former player for Los Pumas, the Argentine rugby team, Benjamin has established himself this season in the Inter Miami first team after emerging from youth level.