U.S. Soccer names USMNT, U-23, and U-20 rosters for European camps
U.S. Soccer has announced the U.S. national team rosters for the senior, U-23, and U-20 squads that will travel to Europe for friendlies and camps to occur this spring.
The rosters are headlined by the senior national team, for which head coach Jurgen Klinsmann called up 23 players that will be eligible for the team's games against Denmark (March 25th in Aarhus) and Switzerland (March 31st in Zurich).
The roster includes eleven players that were part of the U.S.'s 2014 World Cup squad: Goalkeeper Nick Rimando, defenders John Brooks, Timmy Chandler, DeAndre Yedlin, midfielders Anejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Julian Green, Fabian Johnson, and forwards Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, and Aron Johannsson.
Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron and Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan are notable absences, while newcomers to the squad include a pair of Mexican/Americans: Goalkeeper William Yarbrough and defender Ventura Alvarado.
The full senior team roster is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Julian Green (Hamburg), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
Meanwhile, U.S. U-23 coach Andi Herzog has named a 19-player roster that will travel to England for the team's first camp of 2015, which also marks the start of preparations for 2016 Olympic qualifying. The team will train in Bosnia for three days before facing the Bosnia U-23 national team on March 27, and then the Denmark national team on March 31.
Major League Soccer clubs supplied seven players to the squad.
GOALKEEPERS: Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, N.J.)
DEFENDERS: Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS: Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Chicago Fire; San Jose, Calif.), Ariel Lassiter (LA Galaxy II; Temecula, Calif.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS: Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC; Leander, Texas)
Finally, the U.S. U-20 team has called in 20 players for a one-week camp in England, the team's first since qualifying for the 2015 U-20 World Cup, to take place later this year in New Zealand. The camp will include a closed-door match against the Tottenham Hotspur U-21 team and a match against the England U-21 national team. Ten of the 20 players called took part in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship earlier this year, in which the U.S. qualified for this year's World Cup.
GOALKEEPERS: Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Thomas Olsen (University of San Diego; Las Vegas, Nev.)
DEFENDERS: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Desevio Payne (Groningen; Greenwood, S.C.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS: Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina).
FORWARDS: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading; Muskego, Wis.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid; Lithonia, Ga.).