Three Red Bulls in Bruce Arena’s first USMNT roster

Bruce Arena

by JACK HAZZARD

U.S. Soccer head coach Bruce Arena has announced the players selected for this month’s United States Men’s National Team training camp in Carson, California — and it is heavy on the New York Red Bulls side.

Dax McCarty and Sacha Kljestan return to the National Team, joining keeper Luis Robles for the January camp. The entire 32-player roster contains players only from MLS, representing 15 different clubs. Notable inclusions are Swiss-born goalkeeper Stefan Frei and Gambian winger Kekuta Manneh. The FIFA window does not recognize this January camp, making it a domestically dominated roster.

Arena will get his first chance to coach the USMNT on January 29th against Serbia. The match will be broadcasted on ESPN2 and Univision with a kickoff time set for 1 p.m. ET.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION

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).