Some unusual names have been called into transitional camp for the United States men’s national team as it prepares for the Copa America Centenario.
Jurgen Klinsmann called up 22 players for the upcoming friendly against Puerto Rico, with only 15 of those names on the 40-man preliminary Copa America list.
The new names?
Freiburg backstop Zack Steffen is new on the roster, though all seven defenders are a part of the Copa America mix. That means we should get a pretty regular group of backs on May 22 in Bayamon.
Midfielders Caleb Stanko (Freiburg) and Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) are new, as are forwards Fafa Picault (St. Pauli), Julian Green (Bayern Munich) and Club Tijuana duo Amando Moreno and Paul Arriola.
Defenders: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg), Danny Williams (Reading)
Forwards: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Fabrice Picault (FC St. Pauli), Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)