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.
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?