Brad Evans added to U.S. Men's National Team Training Camp Roster
Seattle Sounders Midfielder Will Join May 27 in Cleveland
CHICAGO (May 21, 2013) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Seattle Sounders midfielder Brad Evans to the training camp roster that will gather in Cleveland in advance of the five-game stretch in May and June that includes three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany.
A member of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad, the 28-year-old Evans has appeared seven times for the National Team, most recently in the 0-0 draw against Canada on Jan. 29 in Houston, where he played both as a midfielder and a right back. He is the second Sounders player on the roster, joining striker Eddie Johnson. The two will have a chance to appear in front of their home fans when the U.S. hosts Panama on June 11 at CenturyLink Field for the first World Cup Qualifier in Seattle since 1976. (TICKETS)
Currently in second place in the Final Round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. could earn as many as nine points in the trio of qualifiers ahead. The team is riding a 21-0-2 unbeaten streak at home in World Cup qualifying and is coming off a pair of impressive results, having collected a 1-0 win against Costa Rica before earning a point in qualifying in Mexico for only the second time in team history.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – DETAILED ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (11) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
The U.S. kicks off the summer schedule against Belgium on May 29 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas. The team will host a public training session May 28 at FirstEnergy Stadium that is free and open to all fans. (Register for a chance to meet Klinsmann)
The Centennial Celebration Match between the Men’s National Team and Germany will be played on June 2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., as part of U.S. Soccer’s 100-year anniversary celebration. (Centennial Home) Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET and will be the first of two National Team matches that day as the Women’s National Team takes on Canada at BMO Field in Toronto at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Fans can also follow all U.S. MNT matches through ussoccer.com’s Match Tracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.