Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bruce Arena announces roster for January training camp

Bruce Arena announced the 30 players who will make up the first US training camp of 2006. As expected, the list is all most all domestic players. The camp starts on January 4th.

Here is the full list:

GOALKEEPERS (4) – Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Kevin Hartman (Los Angeles Galaxy), Matt Reis (New England Revolution), Jonny Walker (Columbus Crew)

DEFENDERS (8) – Chris Albright (Los Angeles Galaxy), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Todd Dunivant (Los Angeles Galaxy), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Ugo Ihemelu (Los Angeles Galaxy), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (FC Nordsjælland), Eddie Pope (Real Salt Lake)

MIDFIELDERS (12) –Freddy Adu (D.C. United), Brian Carroll (D.C. United), Ricardo Clark (Houston), Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Kyle Martino (Columbus Crew), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Pat Noonan (New England Revolution), Ben Olsen (D.C. United), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United), Steve Ralston (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (6) – Brian Ching (Houston MLS), Nate Jaqua (Chicago Fire), Eddie Johnson (FC Dallas), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire),
Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution), Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)

Heath Pearce will be there (the only non-US based player on the list) due to the Danish League taking winter break. Good to see the two Eddies on the list (Pope and Johnson who is coming back after lots of injury time). First timers include Brad Guzan, Freddy Adu, Todd Dunivant, Ugo Ihemelu and Nate Jaqua. I'm happy to see Jaqua getting a go at things. He netted 7 in 18 matches for the Fire. He's a long, long shot for Germany at best, but he might be someone to watch for 2010.

No real big surprises. Arena is obviously using this camp to keep the MLS guys in shape. It really is a who's who of the league. One thing, it is kind of odd to see Houston listed as a team.

If you are looking for the actual US World Cup roster, look here.

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