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Four players added to U.S. men’s national team roster

D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum, right, is pressured by Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips while bringing the ball up the pitch during a Major League Soccer game Nov. 2.

D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum, right, is pressured by Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips while bringing the ball up the pitch during a Major League Soccer game Nov. 2.

(Adam Hunger / Associated Press)

San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham, defender Steve Birnbaum of D.C. United, defender Brandon Vincent of Stanford and Perry Kitchen, a former D.C. United midfielder, have been added to the roster for the U.S. national team’s winter training camp, which begins Monday at StubHub Center.

Vincent, a Stanford senior from Valencia, was a member of the U-23 national team, while Kitchen, 23, previously played for D.C. United. He and the Major League Soccer team parted ways last month after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract.

Meanwhile two San Jose players — midfielder Fatai Alashe and defender Marc Pelosi — have withdrawn from the camp roster because of injuries. Alashe has a groin problem, and Pelosi has tendinitis.

That brings the number of players on the camp roster to 25.

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