Steve Goff reports that D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid is one of 23 members of the United States Men's National Team Camp that begins Sunday in Carson, California. Compared to prior camps under Jurgen Klinsmann this one would be considered a bit different in that several players would be in line for their first US cap should they play in either friendly (January 31 vs. Iceland and February 5 vs Canada), so at the very least that should be interesting.
Gone from this year's camp in terms of D.C. United interest are Steve Birnbaum, whose overall 2016 campaign likely kept him on the outside looking in at camp, and Perry Kitchen, who is out of contract and seeking a club at this point. Hamid and former D.C. draft pick/current New York Red Bulls keeper Luis Robles are two of three goalkeepers who will attend camp, with a third to come later. The camp roster is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)
DEFENDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Marc Pelosi (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (Unattached), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart), Jordan Morris (Unattached), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)