Ream/Agudelo get NT call
Red Bull New York announced today defender Tim Ream and forward Juan Agudelo have been called up to the United States National Team’s January camp in preparation for its friendly versus Chile on Jan. 22, 2011 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. The duo is among the 24 players called in by USMNT Head Coach Bob Bradley that will begin gathering on Jan. 4 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center.
Agudelo, 18, a product of the Red Bulls Academy and a veteran of the United States Youth International squads, recently earned his first call up and cap for the senior national side in the United States’ 1-0 victory over South Africa on Nov. 17. He became the youngest player to ever score for the U.S., coming off the bench to provide the game winning goal in the 85th minute. In his first season with the Red Bulls First Team, Agudelo played in two regular season matches and started New York’s two playoff matches. He picked up an assist in the team’s 3-1 loss in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal versus the San Jose Earthquakes on Nov. 4.
Ream is coming off a stellar rookie season which saw him nominated as a finalist for Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year award. In 2010, Ream, 23, led all Major League Soccer outfield players in minutes played, featuring in the maximum 2,700 minutes in the Red Bulls’ 30 regular season matches. Ream’s strong play earned him his first call up to the national side on Nov. 17, when he also made his international debut in a 1-0 victory over South Africa in Cape Town. Ream started the match and played 67 minutes.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (4): Dominic Cervi (Celtic), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Matt Pickens (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (9): A.J. DeLaGarza (Los Angeles Galaxy), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ugo Ihemelu (FC Dallas), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Ryan Miller (Halmstads BK), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Anthony Wallace (Colorado Rapids), Marvell Wynne (Colorado Rapid)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Eric Alexander (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Sam Cronin (San Jose Earthquakes), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabaek), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Dax McCarty (D.C. United), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Justin Braun (Chivas USA), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)