New England Revolution midfielders Lee Nguyen and Jermaine Jones have been invited to participate in US National Team's annual January camp. The camp, which is set to open at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Monday, Jan. 12 will run through Feb. 8.
Jones and Nguyen were both part of the November 14 game in London when the US suffered a 2-1 loss to Colombia. Jones went the distance, playing as a central defender while Nguyen entered as a 78th minute substitute. Jones currently has 48 caps with Nguyen sitting on four.
Both players had sensational years as Nguyen was named as a MLS MVP candidate and Jones was one of the best Americans to play at the World Cup. After signing with the Revolution on August 24, Jones forged a formidable partnership with Nguyen in the center of the park. Jones and Nguyen were essential pieces in the Revolution's march to the MLS Cup Final.
Nguyen and Jones are two of 28 players called into camp by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Two friendlies are scheduled: Chile on Jan. 28 (Rancagua, Chile) and Panama on Feb. 8 (Carson, California).
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
DEFENDERS (8): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (out of contract), Dennis Flores (Club Leon), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)