March 19, 2013
Dynamo's Brad Davis called by U.S. National Team
DENVER Ė Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis has been added to the United States menís national team roster ahead of its CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico. With the addition, there will be 24 players in camp in Denver.
|Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis has been added to the U.S. National Team roster
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Davis, 31, has earned six caps with the U.S. menís national team, including a start against Canada on Jan. 29 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The St. Charles, Mo. native set a career high with eight goals in the 2012 regular season and recorded his fourth consecutive season with at least 12 assists. Davis was named an MLS All-Star for the fifth time and earned Dynamo team MVP honors for the fourth consecutive season in 2012. Davis has two goals in four games this season, including a game-winner versus Santos Laguna on March 5 and a late equalizer in a 3-2 loss at FC Dallas on Sunday.
The U.S. will face Costa Rica at sold-out Dickís Sporting Goods Park on March 22 at 10 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas. Four days later, the USA seeks its first ever World Cup qualifying win against Mexico on its home soil. Kickoff from Estadio Azteca is set for 10:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on ESPN, WatchESPN and Univision beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET. Fans can follow both matches on ussoccer.comís MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6) : Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City),Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes)
MIDFIELDERS (10) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)