This week hasn’t been a complete disaster for the LA Galaxy.
Midfielder Sebastian Lletget was named to the 24-man U.S. Men’s National Team roster this morning by ex-Galaxy assistant coach Dave Sarachan for friendlies vs. Brazil and Mexico.
The call up is well-deserved. Seba was an immense influence during El Trafico III, using his elite balance to turn and swivel his way around the pitch in an almost possessed-like state of concentration.
“For these matches against Brazil and Mexico, the theme remains the same in that we are using the opportunity against these high-powered opponents to continue building on the foundation that we’ve laid,” Sarachan said. “We felt it was right to continue allowing this group to get valuable experience for the big picture that includes competitive matches in the future with the Gold Cup, Olympic Qualifying and World Cup Qualifying.”
Defenders (9): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City), Eric Lichaj (Hull City), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Nantes), Shaq Moore (Reus Deportiu, Tim Parker (New York Red Bulls), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Midfielders (9): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 5/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain)
Forwards (3): Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC)