Polster, Vincent join USMNT January camp

The Fire will open training camp in Chicago on January 22 without their starting fullbacks. Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent have been named to the US men's national team January camp.

As expected, the US team is heavy on younger players who have been on the fringe of the national team set-up as a result of the disastrous World Cup miss with the veterans. The team will be led by former Fire head coach Dave Sarachan.

The full US camp roster:


U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0), Bill Hamid (Midtjylland/DEN; 4/0), Cody Cropper (New England Revolution; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (9): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN; 3/0), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City; 0/0), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN; 0/0), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club; 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 15/2), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Ian Harkes (D.C. United; 0/0), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 1/0), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution; 3/1), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 2/0), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 37/6)
FORWARDS (6): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 27/3), Dom Dwyer (Orlando City SC; 4/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 24/5), Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United FC; 0/0), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; 4/0), C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia Union; 3/0)

As for the Fire, the team will begin training at the Toyota Park dome on January 23. They'll depart for Tampa, Florida on January 28 before returning to Chicago briefly on January 8. They'll then depart for the last leg of camp at Bradenton, Florida's IMG Academy, where they'll prepare for the season from February 11 through the 24th.

The preseason fixtures will be announced soon.

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    Tell them to bring Jonathan Gonzalez with them please!....
    I like Rubio in there though. He looked amazing a few years back, so I hope he gets some minutes/exposure so he can find a new club/better situation. Thoughts on him coming to mls? Is he on the allocation list or no?

  • In reply to Carl Miller:

    Rubio Rubin is indeed on the allocation list.

  • Guillermo, any other options out there if Fire miss out on Quintero?

  • In reply to go fire:

    Haven't heard too many other names yet.

  • Fire in the running for 2019 CCL. NYCFC currently holds two point lead over Fire and Atlanta United.


  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    This 2 year/season aggregate point total is just because Toronto won and because of the transition to the new set up. Correct?

  • In reply to Krasov:

    Pretty much.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    when did the tribune start this 90 Minutes thing? I saw it today for the first time.

  • Guillermo, you think Gutman will sign a "homegrown" this year.

  • In reply to go fire:

    I think he'll sign next year during his senior year.

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