December 22, 2011

U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named 20 players to the training camp roster that will run from Jan. 3-26 in the United States and Panama.

The players and staff will report to Phoenix, Ariz., on Jan. 3 to begin training, before moving to The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to continue training from Jan. 13-20. The squad will then return to Arizona to finalize preparations for the game against Venezuela on Jan. 21 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

"This is a very important opportunity for these players," said Klinsmann in a press release. "They are the next in line behind the established players, and this is a chance to prove themselves. We will spend the next few weeks introducing them to our ideas on how we want to play and what it means to be a part of the National Team. Ultimately, it will create more depth for us, which you need at this level. I'm very curious and excited to see this group."

U.S. roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

DEFENDERS (7): Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), George John (FC Dallas), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA).

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).

FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).

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