forward was included in ‘s 28-man squad Thursday for two World Cup warm-up matches to be played in the United States this month.
The team will faceon Sept. 23 in Miami and four days later in New Jersey.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni dropped four players from his earlier list: goalkeeper, defender Lucas Martinez, midfielder and striker _ the latter two are injured.
Teams can take 26 players to the World Cup in, which starts Nov. 20. Neither Honduras nor Jamaica will be in the tournament.
Argentina is in Group C at the World Cup with, and .
The 21-year-old Almada joined Atlanta in Major League Soccer from Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield of the Argentine first division in February. He plays as a forward or attacking midfielder.
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