An appearance tonight against Bolivia would mark Joe Corona’s 21st cap with the United States Men’s National Team, making him the veteran of the current crop (tied with Pulisic at 20 currently).
“We’re going into the Bolivia game with newer faces along with a few familiar players as well,” said USMNT head coach Dave Sarachan in the roster announcement. As one of the now-familiar players, Joe debuted for the USMNT in 2012, and was officially cap-tied in a World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala later that year.
As a dual-citizen of the United States and Mexico, and with a mother from El Salvador, Corona was eligible for three different national teams. Corona made one appearance for the Mexican U-22 team before joining the US U-23 squad. After four goals in four appearances for the U-23s, Corona joined the senior national team.
After joining the USMNT early in the qualifying cycle for the 2014 World Cup, Corona was one of two Liga MX players to make the 30-man preliminary squad for the tournament in Brazil.
Corona has three goals in official competitions, all coming in the Gold Cup. In 2013, Corona helped the USMNT to a 4-1 win over Cuba, scoring the second goal of the match for the US. He scored again for the US in a quarterfinal win over El Salvador, and went on to win the 2013 Gold Cup over Panama. In 2017, Corona scored in a group stage match against Nicaragua en route to his second Gold Cup title with the USMNT.