CHICAGO (Tuesday, January 15, 2002) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena announced this afternoon that goalkeeper Kasey Keller has been added to the team’s 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup training camp roster and will join the team in Pasasdena, California on Thursday. The U.S. opens play in the bi-annual regional championship on Saturday (Jan. 19) against the Korea Republic at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena at 3 p.m. PT live on pay-per-view.
Keller, who has played four times for his English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur during the 2001-02 season, has earned 50 caps for the U.S. since making his debut in 1990, which includes 25 wins and 23 shutouts (both second all-time in U.S. history).
The USA match against the Korea Republic is a preview of the two teams’ World Cup match being played on June 10 in Korea, and comes a month-and-a-half after the U.S. lost to the World Cup co-hosts 1-0 in South Korea on Dec. 9.
The U.S.-Korea match will be followed by a Martin Luther King Jr. Day game on Monday (Jan. 21) against Cuba (also on pay-per-view at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT).
Both pay-per-view matches are being presented by Innovative Sports Marketing and are available for $19.95 on the following pay-per-view cable and satellite systems: DirecTV, Dish Network, InDemand 2 and TVN.