January camp: Half of 30 players called in are uncapped

Interim U.S. national team head coach Dave Sarachan called 30 players -- 15 of them uncapped -- to Carson, Calif., for the annual January camp that begins Wednesday.

All but two are on MLS teams, though FC Dallas, which is playing in the Concacaf Champions League, did not release its players. MLS's four other CCL teams will be represented.

Only one player who played in the USA's 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago in October is in the team. Paul Arriola moved from Tijuana to D.C. United last summer.

U.S. Roster (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC; 0/0), Bill Hamid (FC Midtjylland/DEN; 4/0), Cody Cropper (New England Revolution; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (9): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC; 3/0), Ike Opara (Sporting KC; 0/0), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps; 0/0), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles FC; 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Tyler Adams (NY Red Bulls; 1/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 15/2), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC; 0/0), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Ian Harkes (D.C. United; 0/0), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 1/0), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution; 3/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 2/0), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 37/6)
FORWARDS (6): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 27/3), Dom Dwyer (Orlando City; 4/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 24/5), Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United; 0/0), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; 4/0), C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia Union; 3/0).

7 comments about "January camp: Half of 30 players called in are uncapped".
  1. R2 Dad, January 8, 2018 at 1:18 p.m.

    Guess that doesn't included Jonathan Gonzalez. But good thing we included a bunch of no-name MLS scrubs.

  2. frank schoon replied, January 8, 2018 at 4 p.m.

    R2, he's playing for Mexico

  3. R2 Dad replied, January 8, 2018 at 5:13 p.m.

    Can you blame him? No one from USSF even called him or his family. Didn't play in DA system, didn't go USL/MLS route, doesn't want to wait around for "his turn". But apparently everything is fine and dandy with the USSF.

  4. Michael Jacobson, January 8, 2018 at 5:36 p.m.

    No tommy McNamara. Would bring some welcome toughness

  5. Malinda Moor replied, January 8, 2018 at 6:36 p.m.


  6. Kevin Leahy, January 8, 2018 at 6:16 p.m.

    You won't have anything but, MLS players. The league is needed for number of reasons but, I don't know what purpose it serves to constantly bash it. The problem is that, not enough of these young American players are getting the opportunity the need to get to another level. To say the USSF is in a flux is an understatement.

  7. Ben Myers, January 8, 2018 at 6:43 p.m.

    Unimpresive squad, especially after seeing Lichtaj's brace yesterday.  He's playing for a team in the second tier of the English system.  What I saw of them against a young and inexperienced Arsenal side was a team that would probably take any MLS team to the woodshed.  The other Americans playing in Europe or Mexico are getting experience with which MLS cannot compare.

    Unfortunate that Gonzalez will play for Mexico, but who's to blame him to get the chance to play in a World Cup at age 18?  And again and again and again.

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