Auston Trusty and Mark McKenzie earned their first senior national team call-ups and five other players from the Philadelphia area have been tapped for Gregg Berhalter’s first training camp as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team.
After reporting to camp in Chula Vista, California on January 6, the team will travel to Glendale, Arizona to play Panama on January 27 and will follow that up a week later with a friendly against Costa Rica in San Jose on February 2.
At 19, McKenzie is the youngest player on the roster. McKenzie, Trusty and four others on the roster (Jeremy Ebobisse, Reggie Cannon, Justen Glad and Djordje Mihailovic) are eligible for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Other players with local ties on the roster include former Philadelphia Union defender Keegan Rosenberry, who was traded to the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, fellow Lancaster native Russell Canouse, Downingtown, Pa. native Zack Steffen, Woodbury, N.J. native Tyler Miller and Wyndmoor, Pa. native Daniel Lovitz.
Goalkeeper Alex Bono, along with Rosenberry, also spent time with the Union’s USL League Two affiliate Reading United.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 1/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 5/0), Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0)
DEFENDERS (10): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), Greg Garza (FC Cincinnati; 10/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 2/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 0/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Keegan Rosenberry (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 4/1)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 23/2), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 17/2), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 142/17), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 6/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 5/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 5/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 11/0)
FORWARDS (3): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; 0/0), Christian Ramirez (LAFC; 0/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 40/6)