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Nguyen, Jones Called Up To United States January Camp

Jurgen Klinsmann's first 2016 camp features international veterans, MLS standouts and U23 Olympic hopefuls gearing up for a playoff series against Colombia.

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Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer have released the roster for the January camp for the United States Men's National Team.

U.S. Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2) :
Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)


DEFENDERS (5) :
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

MIDFIELDERS (11) : Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jermaine Jones (Unattached), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Marc Pelosi (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)

FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart), Jordan Morris (Unattached), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen and out-of-contract designated player Jermaine Jones have both received call ups for the camp. Lee Nguyen made three substitute appearances for the USMNT in 2015 following a MVP finalist season with the Revs in 2014. Jermaine Jones is facing a six-game suspension in MLS, which could also mean he misses the home-and-home series with Guatemala internationally in World Cup qualifying in March. Regardless, Jones is still a stalwart in the midfield for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and could still be vital to the USA's qualifying campaign.

This roster is staggeringly different that most January camps, with the US Olympic Team (U23s) preparing for a qualifying playoff series with Colombia for the right to play in Rio this summer. Also, Grant Wahl detailed why so many veterans have opted out of Klinsmann's January camp in a Sports Illustrated article that came out earlier this week.

Revolution fans might be disappointed to see youngsters Juan Agudelo and Kelyn Rowe on the outside looking in, but there could still significant roster additions to the gameday rosters ahead of the United States' friendlies with Iceland on January 31st and Canada on February 6th, both games at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA.