USA names roster vs. Korea Republic
Columbus defender Michael Parkhurst has been added to the United States men's national team roster for a Feb. 1 exhibition against South Korea at Carson, Calif., but Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley was not included in the 22-man group.
Parkhurst was acquired by the Crew on Jan. 13, the same day Toronto obtained Bradley from Roma.
"All of the players have put in a tremendous amount of work and effort these past two weeks," said Klinsmann in a released statement. "We had a great opportunity to introduce some new players into the Senior National Team Program and they have done extremely well.
Klinsmann: "I think they have a bright future, and now they go back to their clubs with a better understanding of what it takes at the international level. We now move forward with the chance to finish off the camp with the goal of getting a result against Korea."
Klinsmann also added on Friday that he dropped five players who had been with the team during a training camp in California and Sao Paulo; Colorado defenders Chris Klute and Shane O'Neill; Kansas City defenders Chance Myers and Seth Sinovic; and Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall.
The United States men's national team started training Jan. 6 at Carson, Calif., and shifted to Brazil for a week-and-a-half at Sao Paulo FC, the facility the Americans will use as their base during the World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
Midfielders: 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)
Forwards: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)