U.S. Soccer has released the 32-man roster selected by new U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena for this year’s January camp. The camp will run from January 10 to February 3 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.
To no surprise, the entire roster is made up of players from the domestic Major League Soccer. Since the camp does not fall during a FIFA international window, clubs are not obligated to release players.
MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC features four players on Arena’s squad, the most of any MLS club. Arena chose not to call up Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, who took the second half of the 2017 season off due to an irregular heart condition.
Among the call-ups are longtime U.S. national team players like Jozy Altidore, DaMarcus Beasley and Nick Rimando. New call-ups include MLS Cup MVP Stefan Frei and Sebastian Lletget, whom Arena coached at LA Galaxy.
Other newcomers are MLS Rookie of the Year Keegan Rosenberry and his Philadelphia teammate Chris Pontius, D.C. United’s Taylor Kemp, FC Dallas’ Walker Zimmerman and Vancouver’s Kekuta Manneh.
Next up for the U.S. Men’s National Team:
- [Friendly] Sunday, Jan. 29 vs. Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. (3 p.m. CT/ESPN2, UniMás)
- [Friendly] Friday, Feb. 3 vs. Jamaica at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. (6 p.m. CT//FS1, UniMás)
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER FOR JANUARY 2017
GOALKEEPERS (5): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders FC), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)
DEFENDERS (10): DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Taylor Kemp (D.C. United), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Jermaine Jones (Unattached), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)