CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati defender Greg Garza has been named to the United States Men’s National Team's roster for its annual January Camp, which will be held this year at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from Jan. 6 through Feb. 2.
The Men’s National Team is slated to play Panama at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on ESPN2. They will also face Costa Rica at 3:30 ET on on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on FS1.
Garza becomes the first-ever FC Cincinnati player to be named to a United States Men’s National Team roster. He helps comprise the 27-man roster, selected by USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter.
“In putting together this domestic-based roster, we started with a number of players who we think can be a core part of the group moving forward. We then looked at players that excelled this year in Major League Soccer, and finally chose players that can play a specific role in our game model,” Berhalter said. “We are very excited to start to implement our ideas about the style of play and the culture we want to develop in the National Team.”
Garza, 27, joins the national team’s January camp for the second time in the last three years. In addition, Garza is being called in to national team duty for the first time since 2017. He most recently appeared for the United States in an international friendly against Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2017.
The defender has earned 10 caps since making his international debut on Sept. 3, 2014. The Grapevine, Texas, native made his first competitive appearance with the national team during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup in a group stage match against Haiti on July 11, 2015 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 1/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 5/0), Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0)
DEFENDERS (10): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), Greg Garza (FC Cincinnati; 10/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 2/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 0/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Keegan Rosenberry (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 4/1)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 23/2), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 17/2), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 142/17), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 6/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 5/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 5/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 11/0)
FORWARDS (3): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; 0/0), Christian Ramirez (LAFC; 0/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 40/6)
The next time Cincinnati takes the field, it will be as MLS’ 24th team in 2019 when the club debuts in the top professional league in the U.S. and Canada. Season tickets for the 2019 season are now on sale atfccincinnati.com/tickets.
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