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Dax McCarty Named to USMNT Roster for Upcoming Friendly

January 27, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

Recently acquired Chicago Fire midfielder Dax McCarty is among the 23 players named to the U.S. Men's National Team's matchday roster for the upcoming friendly vs. Serbia. The two sides will meet at 3 p.m. CT Sunday (Jan. 29) at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, with ESPN2 and UniMas carrying the live national broadcasts.

An appearance against Serbia Sunday would be McCarty's sixth cap for the U.S. and his first since 2011.

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"I have been extremely pleased with the effort and progress we have seen throughout the January Camp," Arena said. "The entire pool of players has performed well and has made our roster decisions very difficult. We are excited to take the next step and look forward to the game against Serbia in San Diego."

The 23-man roster was derived from an original January Camp roster that included 31 players. Following Sunday's match, the squad will continue training before heading to Chattanooga, Tenn., for a Feb. 3 match vs. Jamaica.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION:

GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)

DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna, MEX), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union)

FORWARDS (3): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC)


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