Three Dynamo players invited to U.S. men’s national team training camp
Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin, midfielder Brad Davis and goalkeeper Tally Hall were named to the roster by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the upcoming United States men’s national team training in an announcement by US Soccer today. The camp will begin tomorrow in Carson, Calif. and will conclude with a friendly match against Canada on Jan. 29 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Bruin, 23, has been invited to his first senior national team camp, following a season in which he set a franchise record with 16 goals in all competitions. The 6-foot-2 forward from Indiana University participated in the U.S. U-23 camp in December 2011 after his rookie season. Bruin has 17 goals in 57 regular season appearances with the Dynamo and set a franchise record for goals in a single postseason with four in the 2012 playoffs.
“It is definitely an honor to get a chance to represent your country, and I am really excited for it,” said Bruin. “I think this is a great opportunity, and one I’ve been waiting for.”
Davis has earned five caps with the U.S. men’s national team, last appearing in a February 2010 friendly against El Salvador. Davis, 31, set a career-high with eight goals in the 2012 regular season and recorded his fourth straight season with at least 12 assists. Davis was named an MLS All-Star for the fifth time and earned Dynamo team MVP honors for the fourth consecutive season.
“I am very grateful to have this opportunity, and it’s time to go make the most of it,” Davis said. “The off-season was awfully short, for a good reason, and I’m just excited to get into camp and make a difference.”
Hall joins Bruin as a first-time participant in a senior national team camp. The 2011 MLS All-Star set a franchise record with 12 shutouts in the 2012, including six in a seven-game span. Hall, 27, posted two shutouts in the postseason, leading the Dynamo to the MLS Cup Final for the second consecutive year. The San Diego State product earned his second straight Dynamo Ironman of the Year Award after starting 33 regular season games in 2012. The 6-foot-4 goalkeeper trained with the U.S. U-23 team prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
“I am very excited to receive a call-up to the national team camp,” Hall said. “There are already a lot of great goalkeepers in the camp, so to be given this chance, I am very grateful. I have to give a lot of credit to my Dynamo teammates. Their performance has been outstanding, and I have been rewarded by being on a team with hard-working individuals who care about each other.”
The camp will conclude with a free public training session at BBVA Compass Stadium at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. The following night, the national team will open its 2013 campaign with a friendly against Canada at 8 p.m. CT. Tickets for the game are available at www.ussoccer.com, www.bbvacompassstadium.com and www.axs.com, by calling 888-929-7849 or at the stadium ticket office, which is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (9): Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Jeff Parke (Philadelphia Union)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (out of contract), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Joshua Gatt (Molde), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Edson Buddle (Colorado Rapids), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)