Advertisement

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

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. (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.

Advertisement

Meanwhile two San Jose players — midfielder Fatai Alashe and defender Marc Pelosi — have withdrawn from the camp roster because of injuries.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.

Advertisement
Advertisement