Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SKC: Teal Bunbury called up to US National Team

As I reported a week ago, Teal Bunbury has been called into the US National Team camp again. It is now been made official. Coach Bob Bradley included Teal among the 24 names for the January camp. The team will be preparing to play Chile on January 22nd.

Full list:
GOALKEEPERS: Dominic Cervi (Celtic), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Matt Pickens (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: A.J. DeLaGarza (Los Angeles Galaxy), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ugo Ihemelu (FC Dallas), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Ryan Miller (Halmstads BK), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Anthony Wallace (Colorado Rapids), Marvell Wynne (Colorado Rapids)

MIDFIELDERS: Eric Alexander (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Sam Cronin (San Jose Earthquakes), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabaek), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Dax McCarty (D.C. United), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)

FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Justin Braun (Chivas USA), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

It had been thought that Michael Harrington would potentially get a call up for the January camp after his improved play in 2010. The US can always use outside backs with some speed and Harrington seems a natural fit. It is a bonus that he can play multiple positions. Perhaps with Harrington out of contract at the moment nobody wanted to risk it until he was signed or perhaps Bradley just does not see Harrington as favorably as others do.

What do you fans think?


  1. Harrington is not an outside back...let alone a USMNT level back.

    Whoever "some people" are they should get there heads examined.

  2. There could be numerous reasons Harrington was not called into camp, but I doubt it is because of what 'Anonymous' has said. If you could not see that Harrington had a superb 2010 season, you need your eyes examined.

  3. @Anon - I can see having the opinion that he is not USMNT level, that is a judgment call. But I really am not sure why you think he is not an outside back. Where would Harrington be if he is not playing outside back? He was just okay as a left mid and he was not very good at the right mid when he played there.