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Esmir Bajraktarevic does not make it into the US men’s Olympic squad

Photo by John McGloughlin

Esmir Bajraktarevic will not travel to Paris this summer.

The New England Revolution winger was not named to the U.S. men’s soccer team’s squad for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Bajraktarevic’s exclusion from the squad came against the backdrop of rumors that he wanted to leave the US soccer club and move his international soccer league to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In an exclusive interview with The blazing musket, Bajraktarevic announced where he currently stands regarding his international future.

“Yes, I mean, of course I am very proud to be Bosnian,” said Bajraktarevic : TBM. Playing for the national team is definitely something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid. I mean, I’m not ready to announce anything or say much at the moment, but yeah, I’m just proud to be a Bosnian, that would be great.”

The full list can be found below:

Goalkeeper (2): Patrick Schulte (Columbus Crew; St. Charles, Missouri), Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG; Addison, Illinois)

Defenders (6): Maximilian Dietz (Greuther Fürth/GER; Frankfurt, Germany), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Florida), Miles Robinson (FC Cincinnati; Arlington, Massachusetts), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, New Jersey), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Georgia), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; Lawrenceville, Georgia)

Midfielders (5): Gianluca Busio (Venice/ITA; Greensboro, NC), Benjamin Cremaschi (Inter Miami CF; Key Biscayne, Fla.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Queens, NY), Djordje Mihailovic (Colorado Rapids; Jacksonville, Fla.), Tanner Tessmann (Venice/ITA; Birmingham, Alabama)

Strikers (5): Paxten Aaronson (FC Utrecht/NED; Medford, NJ), Taylor Booth (FC Utrecht/NED; Eden, Utah), Duncan McGuire (Orlando City SC; Omaha, Nebraska), Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/GER; South Riding, Virginia), Griffin Yow (KVC Westerlo/BEL; Clifton, Virginia)

Alternatives (4): Josh Atencio (midfielder, Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Washington), Jacob Davis (defender, Sporting Kansas City; Rochester, Michigan), Johan Gomez (striker, Eintracht Braunschweig/GER; Keller, Texas), John Pulskamp (goalkeeper, Sporting Kansas City; Bakersfield, California)