CHICAGO (Jan. 16, 2015) – U.S. Men’s National Team defender Brad Evans has been diagnosed with tendonitis in his left knee, forcing him to withdraw from the MNT training camp in Carson, California. The Seattle Sounders FC captain will return home to rest in advance of the start of preseason.
On Thursday, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann added FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges to the roster, which now stands at 28 players.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Dennis Flores (Club Leon), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (Orlando City), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
FORWARDS (6): Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julio Morales (Tepic), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
The camp, which kicked off Jan. 12 and runs through Feb. 8, is being conducted across two continents. After 12 days in California, the team will head to Santiago in Chile for training from Jan. 25-29 as it prepares for its first friendly of the year against fellow 2014 FIFA World Cup side Chile on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET, and will be live on FOX Sports 2, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network. The USA will then return to the U.S. Soccer National Training Center.
The camp culminates with a friendly against Panama on Feb. 8 in Carson (TICKETS). Kickoff at StubHub Center is set for 1 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network. Fans can follow both matches live on Twitter @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp.