FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner, midfielder Sebastian Lletget and defender DeJuan Jones have been called into the United States Men’s National Team for its January Preparation Camp in Phoenix, Arizona. The Revolution trio will train with the United States during the two-week camp before USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter selects his final roster for three upcoming World Cup Qualifiers beginning on Jan. 27.
In addition, Revolution midfielder Arnór Traustason has been selected by the Iceland Men’s National Team for friendlies against Uganda on Jan. 12 and South Korea on Jan. 15.
Turner, 27, owns a 10-1-2 record and nine shutouts across 13 starts with the United States, all in 2021. His 13 caps in 2021 are the most by a USMNT goalkeeper in a debut year, while his nine shutouts are a new program record for a calendar year. The Park Ridge, N.J. native has started five World Cup Qualifiers during the current campaign in addition to six starts in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, in which he was named the tournament’s Bets Goalkeeper. The 2021 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Best XI selection was named a finalist for U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year. In league play, Turner led the Revolution to an MLS single-single record 73 points and the club’s first Supporters’ Shield title.
Lletget, who joined New England via trade from the LA Galaxy in December 2021, has been capped 33 times by the United States Men’s National Team since his debut for the Stars and Stripes under Bruce Arena in 2017. Lletget, 29, has scored eight international goals at the senior level. In 2021, he totaled four goals in 16 caps and helped capture the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup title. The San Francisco, Calif. native most recently suited up for the United States with a 90-minute performance against Panama on Oct. 10.
This marks the first career international call-up for Jones, who finished fifth in 2021 MLS Defender of the Year voting after enjoying a career year at left back for the Supporters’ Shield winners. The Lansing, Mich. native played in 31 games, starting 29, and ranked among the league’s top-ranked defenders in goals (3) and assists (5). The 24-year-old, who also owns six MLS Cup Playoff starts for his career, signed a three-year contract extension with the Revolution in December.
Traustason has collected 40 caps in his international career, with five goals and one assist for Iceland. The winger most recently featured for Iceland on Nov. 14 in UEFA World Cup Qualifying action. Traustason brings previous FIFA World Cup (2018) and UEFA European Championship (2016) experience to the Iceland squad. The 28-year-old netted two goals with seven assists over 29 appearances for New England in his inaugural MLS campaign in 2021.