While the USMNT has their January “Camp Cupcake” coming up, the US U-23s will head to Florida under the direction of new coach Caleb Porter on December 15th, to participate in their own camp (“Camp Junior Mint?”) in advance of next year’s Olympic tournament.
Porter doled out invitations this week and US Soccer made the announcement today with few surprises. The squad is…..
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Zac MacMath (Philadelphia Union)
DEFENDERS (8): Gale Agbossoumonde (Eintracht Frankfurt), Royal-Dominique Fennell (Stuttgarter Kickers), Sebastien Ibeagha (Duke), Kofi Sarkodie (Houston Dynamo), Zarek Valentin (Montreal Impact), Jorge Villafana (Chivas USA), Andrew Wenger (Duke), Sheanon Williams (Philadelphia Union)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Freddy Adu (Philadelphia Union), Bryan Arguez (Montreal Impact), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabæk), Dilly Duka (Columbus Crew), Jared Jeffrey (Mainz), Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union), Michael Stephens (LA Galaxy)
FORWARDS (6): Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Teal Bunbury (Sporting KC), Jann George (Nürnberg), Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Andrew Wooten (Kaiserslautern)
> Chivas USA fans must be kicking themselves again today that Montreal swiped Zarek Valentin from them in the expansion draft. Could he be starting in the Olympics next year?
> Andrew “Wooten Clan” makes the roster. We just like saying that.
> The Earthquakes actually get a player on the squad…and it’s a goalie! Amazing and a sullen asterisk on Ike Opara who would have thought might have one time been a captain on this team.
> Jared Jeffrey again getting a call-in from Mainz.
> No Juan Agudelo…likely to the senior side for January camp? CJ Sapong is too old to compete without at the Olympics without taking one of the over-23 spots.