On Monday, US coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 25-man roster for upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Ireland. Among those selected were New England Revolution midfielders Lee Nguyen and Jermaine Jones.
This is Nguyen's first call up since 2007 and it comes during a career year in which he's amassed 20 goals across all competitions. Nguyen established himself as a MLS MVP candidate this season and has scored in the past six Revolution games. He currently has three caps for the National Team.
Jones last played for the National Team on October 14 in a friendly against Honduras. The German-American has 47 caps and was one of four players to play every minute of the National Team's games in the 2014 World Cup. Jones joined the Revolution on August 24, collecting two goals and four assists in the regular season. He also recorded an assist during the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Below is the full roster of players listed by position. As expected Nguyen is listed as a midfielder. Jones, however, is placed as a defender.
DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)