There’s no Landon Donovan on the roster for the annual U.S. Men’s National Team camp that opens Monday in Carson — and even coach Jurgen Klinsmann doesn’t know whether the Galaxy playmaker will return — but the club’s defensive pairing of A.J. DeLaGarza and Omar Gonzalez get an opportunity to add to their combined four caps, with the latter being issued a challenge by Klinsmann.
Also, Chivas USA’s Juan Agudelo, who has been attracting interest from Celtic — and other foreign clubs this offseason –was called up for the camp, which ends with a Jan. 29 game against Canada in Houston.
“There is a tremendous amount of talent in the player pool. We follow these players very carefully, and the group coming in is the next line to challenge the players ahead of them in the National Team,” said Klinsmann. “This is absolutely a huge opportunity, and we’re looking forward to working with them. We are getting ready for the friendly against Canada, and also the big World Cup qualifier in Honduras, so these are going to be an important few weeks of preparation.”