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Cropper earns USMNT call-up beside Rowe, Agudelo for January camp

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The Revolution trio will join Dave Sarachan’s side for training and a friendly.

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When the U.S. Men’s National Team gathers in Carson, Calif. for its annual January camp, three Revolution players will join the squad: midfielder Kelyn Rowe, forward Juan Agudelo and goalkeeper Cody Cropper.

Those close to the National Team could have predicted the inclusion of Rowe and Agudelo on the 30-man roster; the pair has earned regular call-ups dating back to last summer’s Gold Cup. Cropper, on the other hand, serves as something of a surprise.

Though Cropper previously competed at the youth international level—he collected 21 caps for the U-20 team and seven caps for the U-23 side—the Atlanta native has never received a call for January camp. And though he previously trained with the senior team, Cropper has yet to earn his first senior cap.

That could change later this month, when Cropper joins Alex Bono, Bill Hamid and Zack Steffen as one of coach Dave Sarachan’s four goalkeepers. If Cropper impresses the interim U.S. gaffer during the upcoming camp, which runs from January 10-29, he could see game action on January 28, when the U.S. takes on Bosnia and Herzegovina (9:30 p.m. ET, FS1). Sarachan figures to employ a different keeper in each half of the friendly.

At the conclusion of January camp, Cropper, Rowe and Agudelo will re-unite with the Revolution during preseason training in Bradenton, Fla.

U.S. January Camp Roster:

Goalkeepers: Alex Bono (Toronto FC), Bill Hamid (Midtjylland), Cody Cropper (New England Revolution), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC)

Defenders: Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC)

Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Russell Canouse (D.C. United), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids), Ian Harkes (D.C. United), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Dom Dwyer (Orlando City SC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United FC), Rubio Rubin (Unattached), CJ Sapong (Philadelphia Union)