March 22, 2015
THREE FOR THE ROAD
MNT, U-23s, U-20s all headed for Europe
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 23 players to Europe for friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Meanwhile, the Under-23 and Under-20 national teams have also been selected for European camps and friendlies. The U-23s face CONCACAF qualifying in October for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and the U-20s are just over two months out for the FIFA World Cup in New Zealand.
The U.S. faces Denmark on March 25 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2, UniMas, UDN) in Aarhus in the first meeting between the teams since 2009, then six days later the USA meets Switzerland - one of the eight seeded teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup - on March 31 in Zurich (Fox Sports 1, UniMas, UDN).
U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (8): 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 (8): 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 (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
For a concurrent camp, U.S. Under-23 head coach Andi Herzog has called 18 players to Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for the squad's first training camp of 2015 as the team begins its qualifying preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The team will train from March 23-26 and then face Bosnia's U-23 national team on Friday, March 27, in Tuzla, before travelling to face Denmark on Tuesday, March 31.
U.S. U-23 MNT ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (2): Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (5): Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; 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 (5): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (unattached; San Jose, Calif.), Ariel Lassiter (LA Galaxy II; Temecula, Calif.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS (6): Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Jerome Kiesewetter (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)
Also, U.S. Under-20 head coach Tab Ramos has named the roster for his first foreign training camp of the year, from March 23-30 in England.
Twenty players are headed to the camp, which will include a closed door match against Tottenham Hotspur's Under-21 team on Friday, March 27 in London, followed by a match against England's Under-21 national team on Sunday, March 29 at Home Park in Plymouth.
This will be the U-20's first training camp of the year as the team prepares for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand from May 30-June 20.
U.S. U-20 MNT ROSTER BY POSITIONS
GOALKEEPERS (2) : Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Thomas Olsen (University of San Diego; Las Vegas, Nev.)
DEFENDERS (6): 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 (6): 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 (Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Soñora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina)
FORWARDS (6): 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.)