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January 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

UPDATE: Brad Evans and Jeff Parke called into U.S. men’s national team camp

UPDATE 5:57 p.m. — Here’s the U.S. Soccer news release. Note that Sounders FC defender Jeff Parke has also been called in. They replace FC Dallas’ George John, a Shoreline native, and L.A. Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, who are dealing with club-related matters (John: a potential transfer, Gonzalez: a potential loan).

As a result of the call ups, Evans and Parke will likely miss the first few days of Sounders FC’s training camp, which will open later this month.

This is the first time that Parke has been called in to the national team. In October, he said that he was bothered by constantly being overlooked by the USMNT.

Overlooked, no longer.

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I got a tip today that Sounders FC midfielder Brad Evans will be called into the U.S. men’s national team camp in Glendale, Ariz. It sounds like an announcement could be coming soon.

I haven’t been told who Evans might be replacing.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann called in 20 players last month for a training camp that started Tuesday in preparation for friendlies against Venezuela (Jan. 21) and Panama (Jan. 25). The roster consists mostly of MLS players.

Evans, 26, earned his first three caps with the USMNT during the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the summer of 2009. He was last called into camp in February of 2010.

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