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2017 January Camp Roster - Serbia, Jan. 29 - Jamaica, Feb. 3

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas 4/0
F 6-1 180 Barnegat, N.J. New England Revolution 21/3
F 6-1 175 Boca Raton, Fla. Toronto FC 99/37
D 5-8 145 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Unattached 123/17
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Philadelphia Union 55/2
GK 6-2 185 Pleasanton, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 2/0
D 6-2 180 Newport, Calif. D.C. United 9/1
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC 126/15
D 6-1 170 Phoenix, Ariz. Seattle Sounders FC 26/1
M 5-9 150 Irvine, Calif. Sporting Kansas City 41/2
D 5-8 150 Grapevine, Texas Atlanta United FC 9/0
D 6-4 190 Carmel, Indiana FC Dallas 1/0
M 6-0 170 Chicago, Ill. Unattached 67/4
D 5-11 155 Highland Ranch, Colo. D.C. United 0/0
M 6-1 170 Huntington Beach, Calif. New York Red Bulls 51/6
M 5-10 165 San Francisco, Calif. LA Galaxy 0/0
M 5-9 145 Austin, Texas Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0/0
D 6-4 190 Riverside, Calif. Seattle Sounders FC 11/1
M 5-9 150 Winter Park, Fla. Chicago Fire 5/0
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC 12/1
M 5-9 165 Lakewood, Ohio Portland Timbers 10/1
M 6-0 170 Yorba Linda, Calif. Philadelphia Union 0/0
GK 5-10 185 Montclair, Calif. Real Salt Lake 21/0
GK 5-11 190 Fort Huachuca, Ariz. New York Red Bulls 2/0
D 5-8 160 Ronks, Pa. Philadelphia Union 0/0
GK 6-1 185 Chicago, Il. LA Galaxy 0/0
M 5-8 150 Gahanna, Ohio Columbus Crew SC 2/0
F 6-0 165 Danville, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 35/11
F 6-2 175 Hawthorne, Calif. LA Galaxy 31/6
D 6-3 185 Lawrenceville, Ga. FC Dallas 0/0
D 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 42/5

2017 January Camp Roster - Serbia, Jan. 29 - Jamaica, Feb. 3

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Barnegat, N.J.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Boca Raton, Fla.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Club:Unattached

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Weston, Fla.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Pleasanton, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Newport, Calif.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-2

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Princeton, N.J.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Phoenix, Ariz.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Irvine, Calif.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Grapevine, Texas

Club:Atlanta United FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Carmel, Indiana

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chicago, Ill.

Club:Unattached

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Huntington Beach, Calif.

Club:New York Red Bulls

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Francisco, Calif.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Austin, Texas

Club:Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Riverside, Calif.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Winter Park, Fla.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Lakewood, Ohio

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Yorba Linda, Calif.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-10

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Montclair, Calif.

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-11

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Club:New York Red Bulls

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Ronks, Pa.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-1

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Chicago, Il.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Gahanna, Ohio

Club:Columbus Crew SC

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Danville, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Forward

Height:6-2

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Hawthorne, Calif.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Lawrenceville, Ga.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Longwood, Fla.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

The MNT Wedding Window: Getting Married Before January Camp

There are many perks to being a professional athlete. Celebrity, travel and the simple fact that one gets paid to play a game are the most obvious.

While the list of positives is a long one, a lengthy season also provides limited time to squeeze in major life events, and even less when you get called to U.S. Men’s National Team January Camp.

Such was the case for Taylor Kemp, Dax McCarty, Wil Trapp and Walker Zimmerman, all of whom had to fit in another important moment before heading to camp – saying ‘I do.’ 

“The offseason is wedding season for M.L.S. guys,” Kemp, who got married on Dec. 17 (below), told ussoccer.com. “Everyone is fighting for the same weekend, so we had to get ours in early and get the word out so none of my friends would schedule on the same day.”

To illustrate the wedding date pile-up, miles away from Kemp’s ceremony in Arlington, Va., fellow MNT teammate Wil Trapp was also tying the knot with his wife Beth in Gahanna, Ohio.

It’s funny, you talk to the guys here and they ask what day you got married,” the Columbus Crew SC midfielder (pictured below) said. “A lot of us here probably share the same days because there’s only about a month-long window where you can conceivably have a sure bet that there won’t be anything else going on that weekend.”

With M.L.S. players reporting to their preseason camps during the third week of January and the M.L.S. Cup Final coming in the second week of December, the wedding window is incredibly small.

Thankfully for the players, it seems soccer brides-to-be are starting to plan things out years in advance. At least that was the case for Zimmerman’s new wife Sally (pictured below).

“I didn’t know this at the time, but when we started dating, her and her sister were looking at the calendar and saw three or four years down the road that New Year’s Eve was on a Saturday,” he said. “They picked out a date a year into our relationship. We dated for five years, so that’s pretty crazy.”

Try as they might to fit all the regular festivities in, things don’t always go according to plan. For the Kemps, Taylor’s first call to MNT camp meant he and his wife Brittany had to cut short their honeymoon in Hawaii.

“I was super excited about the call-up and then realized it would conflict some with our plans,” he said.

Understanding the opportunity, the new Mrs. Kemp was supportive of the change.

We shuffled some things around, changed some flights, cancelled some hotels and managed some tears, but it all worked out for the best. We still had our wedding, honeymoon and got to camp on time.”

Having not played in a match for the MNT since January 2011, McCarty and his then fiancé Jen (pictured below) settled on their Jan. 14 wedding date a year ago. Thinking he’d go straight from his nuptials into preseason, instead McCarty earned his first camp call-up since January 2014. He reached out to new U.S. head coach Bruce Arena, who allowed him to join the group following his wedding last Saturday. 

And again, Mrs. McCarty was understanding.

“She’s my biggest fan and has been nothing but fantastic throughout the whole process,” he said. “I couldn’t have married a better one, I know that.” 


While Dax received special dispensation, the date meant that fellow January Camp participants and McCarty wedding invitees Sacha Kljestan, Luis Robles, Juan Agudelo and Chris Pontius were all unable to attend.

“Obviously I told them that duty calls.” McCarty said. “I wanted them to be here and for them to be able to impress Bruce and his staff from the beginning.”

Whether having to cut short a honeymoon or not have one at all, each of the four players know that being away again so quickly after getting married means they’ll have to make things up to their new brides.  And they’re okay with that.

“Once January Camp and preseason with D.C. United is over, I’ll probably owe her a couple things,” Kemp joked.

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