Red Bulls, NYCFC Players Called Into January USMNT Camp

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DENY GALLAGHER

The United States Men’s National Team January camp will feature four players who currently ply their trade at local professional clubs.

In an announcement on Wednesday afternoon the United States Soccer Federation revealed that Luis Robles, Matt Miazga, Mix Diskerud, and Khiry Shelton are all included in the 23-man roster for this month’s pair of friendlies.

Headlining the roster are Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Jermaine Jones as the veterans keep up their fitness in the MLS offseason. However, the January camp is primarily focused on preparing the Olympic squad for their March playoff with Colombia.

“A January camp with the national team is a huge opportunity for the players,”said Klinsmann. “It’s a huge chance to get a lot of good education in terms of what does it take to become an international player. It gives us coaches a chance to work with them on a daily basis to see their strengths and obviously to see their weaknesses, to explain to them what they need to improve and hopefully when they leave that camp after three or four weeks, they go into their club season with a lot more knowledge about themselves and also about the international game because it’s a completely different level.”

More players are expected to be announced in the coming days.

Here is the full roster:

U.S. Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)
DEFENDERS (5) : Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
MIDFIELDERS (11) : Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jermaine Jones (Unattached), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Marc Pelosi (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart), Jordan Morris (Unattached), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

 


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