Two American Tottenham Hotspur players were called up to represent the United States in upcoming friendlies and camps today by the United States Soccer Federation.
DeAndre Yedlin was named to the US Men's National Team at the senior level. He was one of 23 players named by manager Jurgen Klinsmann to prepare for two upcoming friendlies in Europe. The USMNT will take on Denmark in Aarhus on March 25 in a match televised on ESPN2 in the USA. On March 31, USA travels to Zurich to play fellow 2014 World Cup finalists Switzerland. The Swiss are currently rated #12 in FIFA's world rankings.
Both of these matches are described by Jurgen Klinsmann as "important" as they will be used to evaluate players ahead of this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup. Yedlin has not yet featured for Tottenham's senior team since joining the squad in January, but comments from manager Mauricio Pochettino have indicated that Spurs are slowly bringing him along with an eye to getting him acclimated to life in England.
Klinsmann's full 23 man roster is listed below.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
MIDFIELDERS (8): 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)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
In addition, young Tottenham center back Cameron Carter-Vickers was called up to participate in USA's U20 foreign training camp by head coach Tab Ramos. The camp, held in England in late March, will be used to evaluate players ahead of naming his squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup, which begins May 30 in New Zealand. The camp will include a friendly match against England's U21 squad. The team will also travel to Austria in April for matches against Qatar and Croatia's U20 teams.
The USA U20 camp will also include a closed-door scrimmage against Tottenham Hotspur's U21 team on March 27.
The full U20 roster is listed below.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Thomas Olsen (University of San Diego; Las Vegas, Nev.)
DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Desevio Payne (Groningen; Greenwood, S.C.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina).
FORWARDS (6): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading; Muskego, Wis.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid; Lithonia, Ga.).