Newly minted USA manager Bruce Arena has called up a 32-man roster comprised entirely of MLS based players for the national team’s annual January training camp, which kicks off locally this Tuesday at the StubHub Center.
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Taylor Kemp (D.C. United), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Jermaine Jones, Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
It comes as no surprise that Gyasi Zardes was invited to camp, nor Jermaine Jones, who has yet to sign a deal with the LA Galaxy. However, the inclusion of midfielder Sebastian Lletget, who receives his first call-up on the heels of a strong finish to the 2016 season, is welcome news for a Galaxy fanbase that lately has been starved of positive press.