The U.S. men’s national team is set to return to Los Angeles for the final stage of January training camp. The group will be pared down to 22 ahead of a Feb. 1 friendly against South Korea, and Sounders FC’s Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin are involved.
Five players will return to their club teams: Chris Klute and Shane O’Neill (Colorado), Chance Myers and Seth Sinovic (Sporting Kansas City), and Gig Harbor native Tally Hall (Houston). Columbus Crew defender Michael Parkhurst has been added to USMNT camp as training is set to resume Monday.
The team just spent 12 days in Brazil for a World Cup dry run, which featured some closed-door scrimmages against Sao Paulo FC.
“All of the players have put in a tremendous amount of work and effort these past two weeks,” coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a news release. “We had a great opportunity to introduce some new players into the Senior National Team Program and they have done extremely well. I think they have a bright future, and now they go back to their clubs with a better understanding of what it takes at the international level. We now move forward with the chance to finish off the camp with the goal of getting a result against Korea.”
Nearly 22,000 tickets have been sold for the Feb. 1 game against South Korea at StubHub Center. Here is the roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7) : Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8) : Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4 ): Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
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