FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber is among the 20 players called in by U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann for the team’s annual January training camp, which will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Also included in the three-week camp itinerary is a pair of international friendlies against Venezuela in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday, Jan. 21, and Panama in Panama City, Panama, on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Feilhaber has made 38 appearances with the U.S. National Team and was a member of the U.S.’ 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. He has scored two international goals with the senior team, including the game-winner in the final of the 2007 Gold Cup against Mexico in Chicago. Feilhaber made three appearances in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, and three appearances at the 2008 Olympics with the Under-23 squad.
Earlier this year he was named to the U.S. squad for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but was unable to play following an ankle injury suffered while with the Revs and was replaced on the roster. He is also a former member of the U.S. Under-20 squad.
After joining the Revolution in late April following a six-year career in Europe, Feilhaber made 23 appearances, scoring four goals and adding a team-high seven assists in his first MLS season.
U.S. Roster for January camp and friendlies
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), George John (FC Dallas), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)