venerdì 13 dicembre 2013

2014 January camp

The annual January camp for MLS and Scandinavian players became a key part of the national team program and the absence of European-based players will leave open doors for players such as Brad Evans, Kyle Beckerman, and Mix Diskerud to boost their chances to make the final World Cup roster next summer. As Doug McIntyre pointed out, four players called by former head coach Bob Bradley for 2010 January roster make the trip in South Africa. The USMNT will  play South Korea to test new and old faces. Recent MLS playoffs performers and former USMNT vets as Ricardo Clark, Benny Feilhaber and Robbie Findley deserve a recall. Centre back Clarence Goodson is another one hoping to prove himself while Klinsmann could take a look to youngsters like Real Salt Lake, Chris Schuler and Sporting Kansas City, Seth Sinovic or to Houston Dynamo left back Corey Ashe, once tabbed by LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena as one of the best left backs in MLS.  Dillon Powers was the Rookie of the Year and he’s the box-to-box midfielder team needs. Other well proved MLS players such as Mike Magee have to prove they are ready for the international level while it’s unclear why Klinsmann didn’t select Juan Agudelo. C.J. Sapong was a part of the 2012 January camp and he's still should be here after he showed to be able to play the physical target forward position. Despite he was ineffective last World Cup, Robbie Findley is one of the most intriguing speed forwardat Klinsmann's disposal. With the January camp a month way, here is a list of players should get the call-ups:

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

Defenders: Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans,
DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Chris Schuler (RSL), Matt Besler, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic (Sporting KC)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (RSL), Ricardo Clark (Houston), Clint Dempsey (Seattle), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg, Norway), Landon Donovan (LA), Benny Feilhaber (SKC), Luis Gil (RSL), Dillon Powers (Colorado Rapids), Graham Zusi (SKC) Justin Mapp

Forwards: Robbie Findley (RSL), Eddie Johnson (Seattle), C.J. Sapong (SKC), Mike Magee (Chicago), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)

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