So what do you think of this roster that Jurgen Klinsmann has put together for the traditional January U.S. National team camp that ends with a game at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on January 29th?
GK: Tally Hall, Bill Hamid, Sean Johnson
Def: Steven Beitashour, Tony Beltran, Matt Besler, AJ De La Garza, Omar Gonzalez, Connor Lade, Alfredo Morales, Justin Morrow, Jeff Parke
Mid: Kyle Beckermann, Alejandro Bedoya, Brad Davis, Mix Diskerud, Brad Evans, Benny Feilhaber, Joshua Gatt, Graham Zusi
For: Juan Agudelo, Will Bruin, Edson Buddle, Eddie Johnson, Chris Wondolowski
Good to see Tally Hall getting a call up as he is the most dependable, and composed of the three goalkeepers Jurgen Klinsmann has called in. If he has a good camp he could realistically get the start in Houston against Canada at the end of January. Will Europe come beckoning for Hall in the future now that he has two seasons of experience after Pat Onstad retired in Houston ?
Brad Davis to me always has been intriguing at the national team level because of his skill set. He is in the prime of his game and a good camp could open up his value to the U.S. National team as a “specialist” as no American strikes a dead ball as good as Davis.
What an option to have off the bench late in games when you need goals.
Will Bruin had a productive goal scoring season in year two and has a wonderful upside.
He was challenged this year in different tactical set-ups and is still learning how to play as a lone striker.
This is the year that his hold up play must move to another level.
Hall and Bruin could potentially earn their first cap with the U.S. National team in front of Dynamo fans on January 29.