What I'm saying is there is a loooot of camp going down this month; in all, the USMNT program called up 61 players across three age levels for trips to Europe.
As is often the case with a Klinsi & Friends production, we have a number of dual citizens turning up in camp for the first time. Liga MX standouts Ventura Alvarado and William Yarbrough say how-do-ya-do with the Nats, Ariel Lassiter (son of the mighty Roy) will be with the pre-Olympic group and the U20's make acquaintances with Desevio Payne and recent France U-19 call-up Maki Tall.
And as is often the case with a Jurgen Klinsmann selection, I have enjoyments and then I have accent aigu-eyebrow questions. I am delighted to see Tim Ream in the group (and that FabJo is listed as a midfielder), and to have a chance to see Alvarado and Gyasi Zardes against Euro-teams. However, setting aside the usual Eric Lichaj hmmm-ing, I really need to wonder why Julian Green is getting the call right now. I am not a fan of rewarding players that are reasonably sitting in the club doghouse. I would rather see someone like Jonathan Spector given the spot to gauge his current CB level.
G - Cody Cropper (Southampton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (León)
D - Ventura Alvarado (Club América), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Tijuana), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton), Brek Shea (Orlando City), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)
M - Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Julian Green (Hamburg), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
F - Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
G - Charlie Horton (Cardiff City), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken)
D - Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Oaxaca), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy)
M - Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna), Ariel Lassiter (LA Galaxy II), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew)
F - Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey), Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart), Alfred Koroma Shams (Austin Aztex), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC)
G - Jeff Caldwell (Virginia), Thomas Olsen (U. of San Diego)
D - Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham), Conor Donovan (Orlando City), Shaquell Moore (FC Dallas Academy), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Desevio Payne (Groningen), John Requejo (Tijuana)
M - Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors)
F - Paul Arriola (Tijuana), Bradford Jamieson IV (L.A. Galaxy), Andrija Novakovich (Reading), Maki Tall (Red Star 93), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid)
- Greg Seltzer