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December 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Brad Evans to join US MNT winter camp, and more news

Thanks to Zac Kaplan from Sounders FC for putting out some info on what’s going on with the team lately.
Team USA Calls Evans to Training Camp
Brad Evans has been invited to the U.S. National Team annual winter training camp, to be held in Carson, California, beginning January 4. Evans, 24, is one of 30 mostly domestic-based players being called to U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center at The Home Depot Center.
Omar Gonzalez from the LA Galaxy and Jimmy Conrad and Kevin Hartman from the KC Wizards are also among the invitees.
Evans, a regular midfield starter for Seattle in 2009, earned his first three international caps during last summer’s Gold Cup, starting one match and coming off the bench in two others.
After being selected by Seattle in the expansion draft, Evans played in 27 games, starting 25, despite being absent for a month during his Gold Cup call-in. He scored three goals and added two assists.
The training camp will conclude on January 23 with the U.S. hosting Honduras at The Home Depot Center in a friendly matchup of two World Cup-bound teams. The match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision beginning at 4 p.m. PT.
The USMNT has qualified for its sixth successive World Cup finals, and will face England in its opening match on June 12 in Rustenburg, South Africa.
La Manga Opener Set
Seattle Sounders FC will face Norwegian champion Rosenborg BK in the opening Group A match at the La Manga Cup on February 18. Sounders FC will face either Denmark’s FC Norsjalland or Norway’s Stabak on February 21. The tournament concludes with crossover matches to determine final placement on February 25 and 26.
Group B consists of SK Brann (Norway), FC Krylia Sovetov (Russia), FC Midtjylland (Denmark) and Molde FK (Norway). Norway and Russia, like MLS, commence league play in March. Denmark’s first division will resume in March following its winter break.
Vegas Recap
A total of 62 players participated in the Sounders FC invitational tryout in Las Vegas from December 18-20.
Said technical director Chris Henderson: “We were able to watch some pretty good soccer over the three days. Sixteen of the players were invited to the MLS Combine, and we also got a good look at some guys who might be under the radar.”
Sounders FC will pick 11th in the MLS SuperDraft on January 14 in Philadelphia. Seattle also owns picks in the second (27th overall) and fourth (59th overall) rounds.
Henderson said the next two weeks will be spent making final preparations for the combine and draft.

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