Canada is seeing Jurgen Klinsmann’s youth … and then raising him an uncapped man or two.
No fewer than 10 Canadians will be looking for their first caps in friendlies later this month, including the contest against Klinsmann’s United States national team in Houston on Jan. 29.
Klinsmann’s ongoing camp is mostly younger MLS types; eight of his players are uncapped at full international level. From the 25-man U.S. camp, Klinsmann will choose his roster for the contest at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Today, Canadian manager Colin Miller named his squad. It does include D.C. United standout Dwayne De Rosario, along with vets like Dejan Jakovic, Terry Dunfield, Lars Hirschfeld and Nik Ledgerwood.
Also called Friday is midfielder Kyle Bekker (pictured, on right), an Ontario native who played collegiately at Boston College and was just selected No. 3 overall by Toronto FC in Thursday’s MLS draft.
He’s among Miller’s talented youngsters. A total of 22 will report to a short training camp before the team lines up against Denmark in Tucson on Jan. 26, then move into Texas for the Jan. 29 friendly.
After failing to qualify for the playoffs in each of their first eight seasons, 2015 saw the Reds venture into the postseason for the first time ever, only to be thumped in the knockout round, 3-0, by their 401 derby rival Montreal Impact, of all sides.
This is the year, though, or so we’ve said and been told all season long. While it remains to be seen how deep of a run TFC can muster in 2016, they’ll always have the Jozy Altidore‘s terrible first touch; Altidore’s wayward second and third touches; Altidore’s overhead cross; and Sebastian Giovinco’s strike, all of which you can watch in all its hilarity glory below.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) United States international Julian Green scored in his first official start as title holder Bayern Munich eased to a 3-1 win over Augsburg to reach the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
Green’s first goal in a competition match for Bayern came in the 42nd minute with a header off a cross by Thomas Mueller.
The 21-year-old American winger played in the previous German Cup round, coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Carl-Zeiss Jena. Green has been in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s squad several times this season but this was his first start.
Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28.
As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium.
Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw
Liverpool vs. Leeds United
Manchester United vs. West Ham
Hull City vs. Newcastle United
Arsenal vs. Southampton