Klinsmann names USA squad
USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann has named 20 players for a training camp set to run from January 3 to January 26 in the United States and Panama.
The camp will begin in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to The Home Depot Centre in Carson, California before returning to Arizona to play Venezeula on January 21 at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
"This is a very important opportunity for these players," Klinsmann said. "They are the next in line behind the established players, and this is a chance to prove themselves.
"We will spend the next few weeks introducing them to our ideas on how we want to play and what it means to be a part of the National Team. Ultimately, it will create more depth for us, which you need at this level. I'm very curious and excited to see this group."
USA squad: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), George John (FC Dallas), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).