Long Garners First USMNT Call, Joins Adams, Parker in Camp
HARRISON, N.J. (Sept. 2, 2018) – New York’s Tyler Adams, Aaron Long and Tim Parker have been called into the United States Men’s National Team camp during the September FIFA window, U.S. Soccer announced today.
Adams, a Homegrown Player, is becoming a fixture with the USMNT as he has appeared in five of the last six international friendlies. Adams made his senior debut on Nov. 14, 2017 against Portgual, starting and playing the full 90 in the midfield. Since his debut, Adams has started and played the full the full 90 against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Paraguay, Ireland and France. Prior to his promotion to the senior team, Adams compiled 40 appearances with the Under-17 and Under-20 squads.
Parker, a native of Hicksville, New York, earns a second-straight call up after earning his first senior cap against France in June. The 25-year-old started and played the full 90 minutes to help the USMNT earn a 1-1 draw with the eventual 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions.
2018 MLS All-Star defender Aaron Long has been called into national team camp for the first time at any level. Long has risen quickly since earning 2016 USL Defender of the Year honors and earning a starting spot in MLS the following season. The Oak Hills, California, native has started in 74 of the 78 matches he has appeared in across all competitions, accruing 6,622 minutes played with four goals and one assist.
All three Red Bulls players will join the USMNT for camp at the Red Bulls Training Facility in East Hanover, NJ prior to an international friendly against Brazil at MetLife Stadium on Friday, Sept. 7. From there, the team will travel to Nashville to take on Mexico at Nissan Stadium in on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
The US trio is in addition to the six other players already called into International duty, including Michael Amir Murillo, Fidel Escobar, Kemar Lawrence and Derrick Etienne, Jr.