SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris and midfielder Cristian Roldan have been called into the annual U.S. Men’s National Team January Camp, which begins on January 10 at the National Training Center in Carson, California. With a youth-heavy focus, some of the most promising young USMNT prospects are expected to be on display in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 28 at the StubHub Center (6:30 p.m. PT / FS1, UniMás).
Morris, 23, has 24 international caps and five goals for the U.S. Men’s National Team. The Mercer Island native scored three goals this past year at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, including the game-winner against Jamaica in the final, as the USMNT earned its sixth Gold Cup title. The 2016 MLS Rookie of the Year has 17 goals and six assists in 63 appearances (including postseason) in his first two years with Sounders FC.
Roldan, 22, received his first international cap this past summer at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 3-2 win over Martinique in the Group Stage. The University of Washington product was included on the bench in three other matches – a friendly against Ghana and Gold Cup fixtures versus Panama and Nicaragua. Roldan was voted 2017 Sounders FC Team MVP after scoring a career-high six goals in 33 regular-season starts, in addition to leading MLS with 90 tackles won and 229 duels won.
Sarachan’s roster includes 28 of the 30 players from MLS, while 21 players are 24 and under, bringing the average age of the roster to 24 years and 93 days. Additionally, 12 players have previously been included on the final U.S. roster at a FIFA Youth World Cup. A total of 15 players are hoping to make their international debuts against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of the month, while 10 players are attending their first senior USMNT camp. With 24 career international caps, Morris is the third-most experienced international player on the roster.
Sounders FC begins its 2018 preseason presented by adidas on Monday, January 22 at Starfire Sports before traveling to out-of-town training camps in Chula Vista, California (January 22-28) and Tucson, Arizona (February 2-8). Prior to Seattle's 10th MLS campaign beginning on March 4, Sounders FC is set to face Salvadoran club Santa Tecla FC in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the region's premier club championship. The Rave Green hit the road for the first leg in El Salvador on Thursday, February 22 before hosting the second leg on Thursday, March 1 on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff times for both matches are set for 7:00 p.m. PT.
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U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB, CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC; 0/0), Bill Hamid (Midtjylland; 4/0), Cody Cropper (New England Revolution; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (9): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC; 3/0), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City; 0/0), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; 0/0), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club; 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 15/2), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC; 0/0), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Ian Harkes (D.C. United; 0/0), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 1/0), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution; 3/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 2/0), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 37/6)
FORWARDS (6): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 27/3), Dom Dwyer (Orlando City SC; 4/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 24/5), Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; 4/0), CJ Sapong (Philadelphia Union; 3/0)