U.S. Soccer unveiled the squad for the friendly against Trinidad & Tobago scheduled for Jan. 31 to wrap up the annual January training camp for the U.S. Men’s National Team, and two LA Galaxy players, Julian Araujo and Sebastian Lletget, were on it.
Araujo, returned to the squad in the middle of the training camp after initially pulling out due to an undisclosed illness. He was recovered by the time Bryan Reynolds departed due to an impending transfer, and was recalled to the squad.
Araujo made his debut with the USMNT in December’s friendly against El Salvador. The right back is expected to play a role in USMNT Olympic qualifying in the spring — assuming the Olympics happen and he remains healthy and so forth.
Lletget has been a fixture in Gregg Berhalter’s squad and was the only player to feature in every single USMNT game in 2020 (to be fair, they played a fraction of the games they typically do in a year). In some respects, Lletget seems to be more at ease with the U.S. than with the Galaxy, although he was one of the few bright spots on the 2020 season for LA, too.
The Jan. 31 friendly is set to take place again at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, apparently one of the few soccer venues in the country that will hold just about any game these days, and remarkably, with fans in attendance. We’ll let you know if the Galaxy guys feature in the match.
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