[USA MEN]U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 22-player roster for the last part of the January camp that will be held at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif., ahead of the match against South Korea on Feb. 1 at StubHub Center.
Colorado Rapids defenders Chris Klute and Shane O'Neill, Sporting Kansas City defenders Chance Myers and Seth Sinovic, and Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hallwill return to their clubs. Michael Parkhurst,recently signed by the Columbus Crew from German club Augsburg,has been added to the training camp roster and will join the team in Los Angeles.
Four players will get a chance for their first cap in the South Korea game: DeAndre Yedlin and Luis Gil, both members of the 2013 U.S. U-20 national team, Michael Harrington, the only natural left back still in camp, andMike Magee, the 2013 MLS MVP.
"All of the players have put in a tremendous amount of work and effort these past two weeks," said Klinsmann. "We had a great opportunity to introduce some new players into the senior national team Program and they have done extremely well. I think they have a bright future, and now they go back to their clubs with a better understanding of what it takes at the international level. We now move forward with the chance to finish off the camp with the goal of getting a result against Korea."
Nearly 22,000 tickets have been sold for the USA's first game in 2014, which is one of only two games currently scheduled before the naming of the World Cup roster in May.
GOALKEEPERS (3) :Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7) :Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8) :Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)