CARSON, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2012) â€“ Head Coach Caleb Porter has added three players to the U-23 Menâ€™s National Team roster for its ongoing training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Goalkeepers Matt Lampson of the Columbus Crew and Brian Perk of the LA Galaxy, as well as Stuttgarter Kickers defender Royal-Dominique Fennell, have been added to the squad.
Goalkeeper David Bingham and defender Gale Agbossoumonde, named in Porterâ€™s initial 22-man squad, will not attend the U-23 Menâ€™s National Team camp due to injury.
Fennell has been a part of each of the previous two U-23 MNT camps, while both Lampson and Perk earn their first invite under Porter.
The U-23s will conduct the first 11 days of camp training at The Home Depot Center, before traveling on Jan. 18 to Costa Rica, where they will play two matches against local club teams.
The January camp marks the third gathering of this group as the team prepares for the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in March. Tickets for the March 22-26 qualifiers at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., are on sale through ussoccer.com.
The U.S. Under-23 Menâ€™s National Team was drawn into Group A of the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and will open group play against Cuba on March 22 at 8 p.m. CT. The USA will face Canada on March 24 at 6 p.m. CT, and then close out group action against El Salvador on March 26 at 8 p.m. CT. All of the Group A matches will be played as doubleheaders at LP Field in Nashville.