Klinsmann Adds Four Players to MNT January Camp Roster
David Bingham, Steve Birnbaum, Perry Kitchen and Brandon Vincent to Join Group at U.S. Soccer National Training Center
CHICAGO (Jan. 8, 2016) - U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made four additions to roster for the January training camp in Carson, California.
Goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Steve Birnbaum and Brandon Vincent, and midfielder Perry Kitchen will report to U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center for the start of training Monday.
San Jose Earthquakes duo of midfielder Fatai Alashe and defender Marc Pelosi have withdrawn from camp due to injury.
The camp, which runs from Jan. 11-Feb. 6 and contains a mix of Senior Team members and a host of players age-eligible for the U-23 MNT, will culminate with friendlies against Iceland on Jan. 31 and Canada on Feb. 5. Both matches will be played at StubHub Center in Carson [TICKETS].
Birnbaum and Kitchen both made their MNT debut during last year’s January camp. Birnbaum started in the USA’s 3-2 loss against sixth-ranked Chile, while Kitchen contributed to the 2-0 win against Panama on Feb. 8 at StubHub Center.
This will be the first senior National Team camp for Bingham and Vincent. The 26-year-old Bingham played every minute in goal for San Jose in the 2015 season. Having participated in the U.S. Under-23 MNT College Identification Training Camp in August last year, Vincent joins fellow former Stanford Cardinal and NCAA champion Jordan Morris in Carson.
U.S. Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)
DEFENDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Brandon Vincent (unattached)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (unattached), Perry Kitchen (unattached), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart), Jordan Morris (unattached), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)