COMMERCE CITY CO (Tuesday December 30 2008) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley announced today that Colorado Rapids defender Cory Gibbs is among the 25 players named to his training camp roster that will begin workouts January 4 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson California.
The group will prepare for the USA’s first match of 2009 a friendly against Sweden on January 24 at The Home Depot Center.
The match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision beginning at 6:30pm MT. Fans can also follow the game live via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
This will be Gibbs’ second training camp stint with the U.S. Men’s National Team in the past three months following a week-long camp with the team in November. He was also on the roster for the USA’s 2-0 World Cup Qualifying victory over Guatemala at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on November 19 but did not see any action.
The Florida native has 19 caps under his belt all earned between 2003 and 2006 before a knee injury in the run up to the 2006 World Cup left him unable to accompany the team to Germany.
U.S. Men's National Team Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jon Busch (Chicago Fire) Will Hesmer (Columbus Crew) Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF) Matt Pickens (out of contract)
DEFENDERS (8): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA) Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland) Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy) Cory Gibbs (Colorado Rapids) Clarence Goodson (IK Start) Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew) Chris Wingert (Real Salt Lake) Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo) Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew) Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo) Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew) Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo) Jack Jewsbury (Kansas City Wizards) Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA) Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew) John Thorrington (Chicago Fire)
FORWARDS (4): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo) Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas) Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF) Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)