Jurgen Klinsmann has announced his roster for the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team camp and two Chicago Fire players made his list - Mike Magee and Sean Johnson.
For Johnson, this call up thing is starting to become a regular gig. He made his first international debut nearly three years ago and participated in this past summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
For Mike Magee, this is his not his first call up to the senior squad in eleven-years as a pro, but he is still searching for that first international cap. After having a career season where he was named the Volkswagen MLS MVP, selected to the MLS Best XI and nearly won the Golden Boot, it would have been a surprise if Klinsmann excluded him.
With most European leagues still in action, Klinsmann's roster is made up of almost entirely Major League Soccer players with the exception of Mix Diskerud, who plays for Rosenborg in Norway.
The January camp will begin next Monday, January 6 in Carson, California. The team will train there for six days before departing to Sao Palo in Brazil from 13-25. After returning stateside, the camp will train in Florida before concluding with a friendly against Korea at the StubHub Center in California on February 1.
US National Team January camp Roster
DEFENDERS (10): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Chris Klute (Colorado Rapids), Chance Myers (Sporting Kansas City), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Seth Sinovic (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Chicago Fire Announces Preseason Schedule
The Chicago Fire announced their preseason schedule today. There are a few notable differences for this year.
As announced back in November, the Fire will be participating in the Desert Diamond Cup this year instead of the Carolina Challenge Cup. Also, instead of splitting their training camp between Florida and California before their preseason tournament, the Fire will spend all of their training camp in the state of Florida.
Chicago Fire Preseason Schedule
Jan. 25: Players arrive at Toyota Park for physicals
Jan. 26 – Feb. 2: First Team trains in Ave Maria, Fla.
Feb 2: Chicago Fire vs. Florida Gulf Coast University – 10:00 a.m. CT – Ave Maria University
Feb. 5 – 12: First Team trains at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Games: TBD
Feb. 15 – March 2: First Team trains in Tucson, Ariz. as part of the 2014 Desert Diamond Cup
Feb. 19: Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids – 4:30 p.m. CT - Kino North Sports Complex
Feb. 22: Chicago Fire vs. FC Tucson – 2:00 p.m. CT - Kino North Sports Complex
Feb. 26: Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution – 4:30 p.m. CT - Kino North Sports Complex
March 1: Placement Match TBD - Kino North Sports Complex